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Old    Travis (fman)      Join Date: Nov 2008       07-10-2009, 9:31 PM Reply   
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?

Thanks...
Old    John Bauer (jonyb)      Join Date: Nov 2008       07-10-2009, 10:08 PM Reply   
I've got 160 hours on mine with the OEM impeller. I'm carrying 2 spares at the moment though, just waiting....
Old    Travis (fman)      Join Date: Nov 2008       07-13-2009, 8:19 AM Reply   
Thats good to know, I should be fine for this year. Probably will throw a new one in when I winterize.
Old    David Bell (dabell)      Join Date: Apr 2007       07-13-2009, 8:28 AM Reply   
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
Old    Robert A (cocheese)      Join Date: Jul 2004       07-13-2009, 8:28 AM Reply   
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.
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       07-13-2009, 8:35 AM Reply   
^ 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.
Old    Brett (aaudii5150)      Join Date: Jun 2009       07-13-2009, 9:57 AM Reply   
The new one will come with the gasket. Changed ours at 190 hours. 2007 Malibu LSV with the 383.

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