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Old     (millerthymes)      Join Date: Apr 2005       07-19-2006, 9:57 PM Reply   
When your impeller shreds does anything else in the water path usually get damaged. Took our boat out for the first time this year last weekend(I know a little late but new business is chaos) and upon idle out from the ramp the thing shot to 240 degrees so I shut it down. Inspected the hoses to find that they seemed sucked closed. Long story short 2 hours pass and some help from the wind get us close to the ramp so we load up for a disapointing first outing. Anyone that has experienced this please fill me in on what else I may need to check. Thanks for the help.
Old     (dhcomp)      Join Date: Jun 2003       07-19-2006, 9:59 PM Reply   
Not really, the rubber pieces should flow through the system w/o causing any real problems.

Change the impeller, and watch your temps....if normal, you're fine!
Old     (biz)      Join Date: Mar 2004       07-19-2006, 10:28 PM Reply   
Small pieces can and will get caught in the thermostat. I shredded one about 3 years ago and pulled a stray piece out about 3 weeks ago... i typically change impellers at least every year or 50 hours whichever comes first. It may be overkill... but a $30 insurance policy (impeller) is peanuts compared to a new engine or a day lost on the water.
Old     (boarditup)      Join Date: Jan 2004       07-20-2006, 6:04 AM Reply   
Sometimes large pieces can cause problems - no way to tell until you run it.

Change the impeller at the start of every year. Keep a spare on the boat with a new gasket set and tools for change out. Takes about 10 minutes on my Indmar. 30 minutes on a Merc.
Old     (acurtis_ttu)      Join Date: May 2004       07-20-2006, 6:15 AM Reply   
I change mine once a year. It's a pain to change mine (22SSV). It's in a very tight space to work in. A DD shoudl only take you a couple minutes.


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