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04OUTBACK
02-28-2008, 01:07 PM
Hey,
I have changed my impeller on my 04 Outback, but not yet on my LSV...
Can anyone provide some helpful tips on approach to removing / replacing the Impeller. I have heard some say an impeller puller helps.
I started last weekend and gave up on one bolt! The muffler system is quite in the way.. almost think it would be easier to remove all the muffler and then go at it..

Is the left side easier than the right side to get into? I talked to someone who said lay on top of the motor(put a life jacket or something on top)
This is the one thing I miss from my Outback... it was a breeze!

Any help/suggestions will be appreciated.
BW

Sled491
02-28-2008, 06:49 PM
Buy another Outback! ha ha ha ha :lol:

Buttafewcoe
02-28-2008, 06:53 PM
sled, I was gonna say that, but I dint want to seem condescending.
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Mine's an '04 like he used to have. You can tell by the pics of the motorbox those V's are gonna be a pain in the arse when it comes to some of the service that needs to be done.
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Sled491
02-28-2008, 06:56 PM
Oops, :oops:

And by the way BUtta, it's still pretty cold here, I had that white frosty stuff on my windshiled this morning here in good old Statesville, not digging that 8)

Buttafewcoe
02-28-2008, 06:58 PM
Why don't you come by for a beer? You're only bout 30 minutes away

Sled491
02-28-2008, 07:03 PM
Sure drop me a line

Buttafewcoe
02-28-2008, 07:09 PM
pm'd
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04OUTBACK
02-28-2008, 09:15 PM
hey, quit drinking beer and come help me change my impeller...

Sled491
02-28-2008, 09:38 PM
No way man, I heard of a guy one time, he like fell into his engine compartment on a LSV when changing his like impeller, and he was like never heard form agian. :shock:

Buttafewcoe
02-29-2008, 05:03 AM
Yeah, I partied with that dude, man. I sure do miss him!
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:p
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tlrowe
02-29-2008, 08:27 AM
04OUTBACK,
QB12 mentioned in another thread that this tool really helps with pulling the impeller. I haven't tried it yet so I don't know how well it works, but I ordered one to use for my next change.

http://skidim.com/prodinfo.asp?number=JAB50070-0040

Yellowmobius
02-29-2008, 08:57 AM
I remove my impeller off my 04 LSV when I put it away for winter. That being said I first remove both ballast bags and the two inner walls (on each side of the engine). With the engine compartment totally open it is not so bad, this is how I change oil, drain the block and finally get that impeller.
I remove the impeller housing (3 allen bolts) and 2 hoses. Once you have the
complete impeller housing off it is much easier. 2 small screwdrivers on each side of the impeller, kind of work it out. I can't imagine removing the impeller without first removing the complete impeller assembly.

JesseC
02-29-2008, 10:09 AM
I do the same as Bruce, reomove the entire pump and then remove the impeller. I like to check the shaft bearings/seals and give it a good cleaning once a year.

04OUTBACK
02-29-2008, 11:22 AM
Hey guys, thanks for the sober replies.. those drunks in NC weren't getting anywhere.. HAHAHAHA

Not a bad idea on taking the whole housing off.. I can see that is a definite benefit..

Thanks for the help.

Yellowmobius
02-29-2008, 11:28 AM
With the housing off it is really easy to grease the rudder (there is a grease zerk hidden by the housing)

moombadaze
02-29-2008, 03:52 PM
ive replaced the impellar with out removing the housing--a little bit of a big pain in the A.. to do with out twisting arms backwards. but how do you get the housing off? and is that how you are able to replace the belt?

thanks

stacy

Yellowmobius
02-29-2008, 03:56 PM
3 Large allen bolts, 1 small one on a bracket and the 2 hoses.
It doesn't have anything to do with the belt.

Sled491
02-29-2008, 04:36 PM
You cut me deeply with that one :cry:

Buttafewcoe
02-29-2008, 06:40 PM
I dunno....i thought I resembled that remark.
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04OUTBACK
02-29-2008, 08:32 PM
Sled, Butta,
Please accept my apologies. I will drink a Sam Adams tonight as pennance.
At least you kept the thread alive with your posts..

Sled491
02-29-2008, 09:22 PM
Cheers :D

Buttafewcoe
03-01-2008, 02:52 AM
Yep, cheers.
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This Bud's fer you!
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http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/52/52/7/60/87/2130760870101167634SwKOZM_th.jpg
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04OUTBACK
03-01-2008, 10:23 AM
Bruce/Jesse,
Did you have trouble getting the housing to pop off the pulley first time? Seems like it is painted/stuck to...
any suggestions? I am going to spend a few minutes tapping with hammer/screwdriver to try to pop loose.. just dont want to damage water pump
thanks

04OUTBACK
03-01-2008, 01:16 PM
UPDATE..
Since I could not get the water pump housing off, I went forward. having the bracket loose so you could move the housing around on the impeller made removal easier. I am guessing that heat/paint has the water pump bonded to the pulley...
Next time, I think I'll remove the bolt to the bracket and stretch/reach to get it...
I put in needle nose pliers and held on to the impeller and pulled while rocking the pump.. the constant movement made it easy to pull out..

btw, old impeller with 153 hrs was perfect. Got a good spare now.

Changed trans fluid too. just waiting til I can crank the engine to get v drive oil warm enough to vacuum out..
Oh, and I have misplaced my keys too! having a fun day! :oops:

Sled491
03-01-2008, 01:50 PM
it's OK, just sit back, take a pull from a cold beer and imagine you are the keys and where you would be if you were keys :oops:

04OUTBACK
03-01-2008, 06:29 PM
No keys in Key West. haha
So on the way back to boat storage, refusing to be outdone by the loss of a key, I stopped in Auto Zone and got a replacement ignition... Had it installed in 10 minutes and went by the lake for a shake down run..
FEEL Better now! Hope to go ride tomorrow.
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JesseC
03-01-2008, 09:25 PM
Bruce/Jesse,
Did you have trouble getting the housing to pop off the pulley first time? Seems like it is painted/stuck to...
any suggestions? I am going to spend a few minutes tapping with hammer/screwdriver to try to pop loose.. just dont want to damage water pump
thanks

Yeah, the first time I tried to pull the pump free of the harmonic balancer it was near impossible to free the pump. After I finally freed the pump loose from the harmonic balancer, I used some emery cloth to polish the harmonic balancer and the pump and now it pops off really easily. First time is just an uphill battle until you reach the cliff!!

Sled491
03-01-2008, 09:26 PM
Man you suck, still 14 inches of stiff water by me. Hooked up with Butta but now we're in no shape to hit the water. Will post NW meets SE tomorrow when I sober up 8)

zegm
03-02-2008, 08:16 AM
I was back out in the canal yesterday clearing out more saw grass or whatever that stuff is called. Floating islands of grass that block the canal. Couldn't get much work done as all the boats going by kept me distracted! That and these big ole Ospreys that would swoop down for sticks and spanish moss they carried back to make those massive nests!

04OUTBACK
03-02-2008, 11:35 PM
Oh, yeah,
The keys were in my truck.. It was on a road trip yesterday with some co-workers. I called them before they left town and asked were the keys in my console.. they did not see them... they had fallen between seat and console. :oops:
SO, now i have 4 keys and an extra ignition switch!
Moral of story. (many) 1. have a spare key hidden on boat
2. If you ever get somewhere without a key, go to autozone... $10 saves the day
3. You can never have too many keys.

zegm
03-03-2008, 08:07 AM
Outback,

Yeah looks like we are starting a Chicken wings jamboree here in PC. Come on over! You know for Sled and Butta I have to say come on down.

Sled491
03-03-2008, 05:59 PM
This could be the 1st chicken wing eaten Moomba National Jamboree :D

zegm
03-03-2008, 09:11 PM
Ok Sled,

We need to start planning now, since this will be on the beach do you see any reason for anyone to bring their boats? I don't want salt water on mine! OK not the ski boat! I guess I could bring the big one ans anchor it just inside the first sand bar. And who is going to invite Dallas F.? I guess since Ed G is from that area he needs to bring her with him! And because this is a special jamporee we need to leave the wives and kids at home.
Now we only have a month of spring break left so we got to get busy! We often go eat lunch on the beach at this time of year and this is what everyone looks like---- :shock:

Sled491
03-03-2008, 09:28 PM
I'll just be getting off of a brutal road trip in a couple of weeks, spring break might be a hard sell, especially if I have to leave the wife at home. But don't count me out yet, especially if Ed is bringing the infamous Dallas 8)

zegm
03-03-2008, 09:58 PM
You can bring the wife, we just have to get them and the kids to go to St. Andrews state park to look for shells! While we attend to important business! 8)

Sled491
03-03-2008, 10:10 PM
Ah yes I see, the old bait and switch very clever 8)