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Old    Tracy Ferguson (fergie23)      Join Date: Sep 2004       05-29-2007, 1:40 PM Reply   
How often do you replace yours?
Old    David Bell (dabell)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-29-2007, 1:46 PM Reply   
Every year
Old    E.J. (deuce)      Join Date: Mar 2002       05-29-2007, 1:56 PM Reply   
Yep...put a new one in at the start of every year.
Old    Face Planter (mastercraft1995)      Join Date: Nov 2002       05-29-2007, 3:39 PM Reply   
Every year and I keep a spare in the boat.
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       05-29-2007, 3:57 PM Reply   
Master Craft recomends every 2 years if I'm correct...

It really depends on how you care for it. If you run your boat dry for even a short time you'll fry an impeller quick. My Sanger (which never sat for more than a week at a time) had close to 400 hours on its first impeller. It looked almost new when I took it out after 2 years. My last X2 went 2 years and 180 hours without any problems.

Personally I'd do it right around 2 years or 200 hours. I'm sure I'll get flamed for that, but I've never had a problem.
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       05-29-2007, 3:58 PM Reply   
I do, however, recomend carying a spare with you. It's a simple fix on the lake and one that could save a ruined weekend.
Old    Justin (jusstty)      Join Date: Dec 2006       05-29-2007, 5:33 PM Reply   
3 times a year
Old    P. Van Every (boss210)      Join Date: Jun 2006       05-30-2007, 4:30 PM Reply   
every 100 hrs or 3 yrs, thats what I would recomend
Old    leonard araujo (laraujo)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-30-2007, 5:05 PM Reply   
how hard is it to change one on a Direct Drive. Is there a publication/site that has instructions?
Old    P. Van Every (boss210)      Join Date: Jun 2006       05-30-2007, 5:17 PM Reply   
grab a 1/2 & 9/16 wrench and go for it. its not difficult
Old    Small Light (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       05-30-2007, 5:25 PM Reply   
Yeah we most definitely carry spare. We learned that the hard way when we had to limp into the marina with the Fat Sac pump pushing water into the block. Only provided enough water at idle speed but McGyver would have been proud!! Change it at least once a year, its a bastard to do on the lake (especially for V-drives).
Old    Craig (yosquire)      Join Date: Jun 2005       05-30-2007, 6:08 PM Reply   
Depends on how you care for them.

I got 4-5 years out of the impeller on my old I/O.

The key is to never run them dry. They heat up and eat them selves quickly.
Old    Tuneman (tuneman)      Join Date: Mar 2002       05-31-2007, 10:36 AM Reply   
I change it out at about every 300 hours. I've never had a problem, but I definitely have a spare on board. I've got a buddy who's still using the original on his 2002 Centurion.

Never run it dry and they'll last a long time.


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