|How many hours are you guys going before changing your impeller? Have heard between 100-120 hours is good, or every other year. |
And is it as easy as it looks? Remove the plate from the impeller housing, remove old impeller, install a new one, retighten bolts? Do you need to purchase a new gasket or can you usually re-use the old one?
|I've got 160 hours on mine with the OEM impeller. I'm carrying 2 spares at the moment though, just waiting....|
|Thats good to know, I should be fine for this year. Probably will throw a new one in when I winterize.|
|Why put one in when you winterize? Wait until the end of winter and before you take your boat out to put a new impeller in $.02|
|Change ours every other year and if the old one is still good, we keep it as a spare. I would rather change it before it goes out. Sucks tracking down and cleaning all the impeller pieces out when one goes bad.|
|^ yup. Had one go out while out on the water a few weeks back. My first question: How old is your impeller? -- "two years". |
My boat gets a new one at the beginning of each year. Cheap insurance. Keep a spare on the boat and the tools to change it.
Also, snap a pic with your phone before you touch anything. I also score the pump housing and cover so that I know how it came apart. It's easy to put it on backwards, so refer to that pic when you get it back together.
|The new one will come with the gasket. Changed ours at 190 hours. 2007 Malibu LSV with the 383.|