I've been in the process of getting my 2000 xstar ready for the upcoming season and I attempted to change out the impeller over the weekend. This is my first attempt in this boat but have done it/seen it done on others. I pulled the cap off the impeller housing easy enough but have had no luck getting the old impeller out. I've pried with a screw driving and yanked with pliers to no avail. Does anyone out there have any words of wisdom that may point me in the right direction? I think I've heard people suggest turning the motor over before, I'm assuming to help break it loose from the housing. Any truth to this?
Thanks in advance!