On the weekend I was winterizing my boat and changing all of the fluids. I was waiting for the fluid extractor to suck up my oil and I thought maybe I should change my impeller................. I have done it in the past with mixed results.
I read some where that a guy had used WD40 to help with the process.
I removed the 4 brass bolts/screws and carefully removed the cover of the impeller, I then sprayed quiet a bit of WD40 into the impeller housing, they i "bumped the engine over a few turns" sprayed more wd40 and bumped engine over a few more turns. I used one "paint can opener" and it slid out right away.
When I inspected the impeller i was surprised I was missing a blade as it was only about 65 hours old.
I sprayed wd40 all over the new impeller and it slid right back into place.
Put cover back on and that was it.
total time 5 min, didnt even try to drink a beer while doing it.
Anyway I posted this because I have spent about 1.5 hours trying to get my impeller out with out wd40 and a very long time trying to get it back in.
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Thread: new impeller install
10-07-2013, 04:24 PM #1Senior Member
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- Apr 2010
- saskatchewan, canada
new impeller install2005 Mobius LSV
Gravity IV (750s rear, 400 mid and 650 bow)
wakeplate, perfect pass,
Not sure what stereo I have, but I have 3 amps 2 subs 6 x 6.5 mids and tweets and 4 tower speakers ( 2 x 8 inch and 2 x 6.5 and tweets)
1433 acme prop