||05-27-2014 7:01 AM
Water Leaking out of impeller housing seal
Hi everyone - I just changed my first impeller on our boat last week....everything went well. After I was done I hooked up the fake a lake and ran it on that for a few minutes to make sure that nothing was leaking. This weekend we took it to the lake and dropped it in for the first time. When I first got in the boat I double checked to make sure there were no leaks, again everything was fine.
As we were coming into the docks to trailer it up, I looked again and this time I noticed water shooting out of the impeller housing around one of the screws for the cover. I haven't had time to take it apart to look at it yet, but was wondering if anyone had any ideas that I could use in my arsenal when I actually start looking at it.
When we were running the boat the engine temp stayed constant, so it appears that there is enough water getting to the engine to keep it cool, and there wasn't a ton of water shooting out of the impeller, but it was definitely more than a drip.
Thanks for any advice you can provide.