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john_prine 11-29-2006 2:31 PM

Does anyone know if Malibu changed their ballast pumps from 06. I have heard that the Malibu pumps were failing out pretty quick. Does anyone have any news on this?

curtisco24 11-29-2006 5:31 PM

I think that is the old MC ballast pumps you are thinking of.

11-29-2006 7:40 PM

I agree with Matt. Haven't heard very many stories of Malibu pumps going out, but MC's pumps have had a problem with their impellers. For 2007 MC changed out the pumps to ones that have auto shut offs and should cut down, if not eliminate, impeller burn outs. Any owners of 07 MC's have anything to say on the new pumps? If they work like they say so, it sounds like something everyone will be doing soon.

yosquire 11-30-2006 11:36 AM

Even if the Malibu pump fails, it's a $35 pump.

woreout 11-30-2006 11:38 AM

Its 35 bucks because it says livewell on it.

bennygoodx 11-30-2006 12:21 PM

The new mc pumps do have auto shutoff after a few minutes if you forget about them. They seem to work well.

talltigeguy 11-30-2006 12:21 PM

Which pumps does Malibu use?

woreout 11-30-2006 12:32 PM

LIVEWELL pumps. You can buy them at West Marine or Walmart

yosquire 11-30-2006 9:07 PM

<a href="http://www.asenashop.com/ivn/pr-0/10278.html" target="_blank">http://www.asenashop.com/ivn/pr-0/10278.html</a> <BR> <BR>This is the type of pumps (6) that my Malibu has. Not sure if the GPH is the same or not.

nvboarder 11-30-2006 11:26 PM

The 06 Malibu has the piranha pumps in them. They have not changed them to my knowledge. I have had to replace one but that was because I docked the boat and left the thing on for an hour with no water. I don't know of any pump that will not freeze up if left on for to long. Just don't forget to turn them off. If you do there not that expensive $50.00.

c4avalanchen 11-30-2006 11:42 PM

Nice going Timmy!<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/biggrin.gif" border=0> <BR>What's up dude?

batman 12-01-2006 7:50 PM

john prine, are you buying a Malibu or what? You are asking all these Malibu bashing questions? I have owned a Malibu for years and never had a pump fail. The new Piranha pumps work very well in my opinion.

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