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LakePirate
04-09-2007, 10:27 PM
So I was on a popular site for marine engine parts and noticed that the price on several items was way higher than last year.

What gives?

29.99 for an impeller?

149.50 for an electronic conversion kit?

Is my memory that bad or is this like way higher than past years?

Jim@BAWS
04-09-2007, 10:30 PM
So I was on a popular site for marine engine parts and noticed that the price on several items was way higher than last year.

What gives?

29.99 for an impeller?

149.50 for an electronic conversion kit?

Is my memory that bad or is this like way higher than past years?

What should it be???

BAWS impeller price is the same $29.95...Regular price $39.95
Breakerless ignition is $168.00 INSTALLED

Prices seem good to me

Jim@BAWS

LakePirate
04-09-2007, 10:40 PM
What should it be???

BAWS impeller price is the same $29.95...Regular price $39.95
Breakerless ignition is $168.00

Prices seem good to me

Jim@BAWS


Hey I said I could be wrong...My memory isn't what it used to be, despite Cliff Claven's theory on brain cells and natural selection. :D

BrianM
04-09-2007, 11:00 PM
When I bought my breakerless ignition for the'88 from DIM (about 2 years ago) the price was $99. So in that time time the price has gone up significantly. The $29 for an impeller is what I always remember.

LakePirate
04-09-2007, 11:03 PM
When I bought my breakerless ignition for the'88 from DIM (about 2 years ago) the price was $99. So in that time time the price has gone up significantly. The $29 for an impeller is what I always remember.


That is what I paid for the breakerless ignition.

I guess I always use the coupon deal they email out for impellers...when is that coming anyway?

shepherd
04-10-2007, 12:08 AM
I saw that 29.99 impeller too and was surprised. I don't remember paying that much but I guess I did :rolleyes:

I remember paying around $100 for the ignition kit too.

east tx skier
04-10-2007, 10:18 AM
There is a running 10% discount on everything at skidim. Scroll through the homepage for the details. I think the impellers have gone up a buck or so in the last couple of years. I remember $28. Carbs have gone up, too, since I bought mine.

G-man
04-10-2007, 10:29 AM
I look at 29.95 and think it is cheap insurance to help prevent overheating. Besides spending money is suppose to be be part of the boating fun.

Upper Michigan Prostar190
04-10-2007, 12:18 PM
I remember spending about $100 or just slightly under that for the ignition kit 2 years ago when I got mine. Impellers, I cant quite remember.

Upper Michigan Prostar190
04-10-2007, 12:19 PM
Besides spending money is suppose to be be part of the boating fun.Really.....no one told me....:confused: :confused:

8p ;)

BrianM
04-10-2007, 12:22 PM
Besides spending money is suppose to be be part of the boating fun.

That's what I tell my wife.

Ryan
04-10-2007, 12:39 PM
I've watched a few parts on SkiDIM go up. Some of it has to do with suppliers, what's available etc... I think I paid closer to $20ish on my impeller from them last year.

I asked them about the price increase on GT40 heads @ $1100 each.:eek3: They gave a pretty good story, but I chose to buy a brand new pair of GT40p heads from a shop in FL for $550 - shipped. (PM me if you want info) I will need to get them drilled to 1/2" - $30 at a local shop. (found a tiny crack - luckily leaking to the exterior of the engine - salty stuff going inside would really suck)

They still have a good plan to take care of us guys with the older boats that many dealers don't like messing with in between all of the warranty $ work. I think they've changed things up a bit when they updated their logo to a wake boat. Kind of a 'Hey, if everyone else is uping their prices why not us?' thing. I can't fault them, no one should be in business just to be nice, unless you want to go ahead and change your tax status to not-for-profit. Trouble for them is less of us trust they have the lowest prices, and comp shop.

SNOOTYSKIER
04-10-2007, 12:46 PM
Price is no object to me.

Ryan
04-10-2007, 01:02 PM
Price is no object to me.

Hey Snoot. Aside from skiing what do you do for a living? Limo driver, pimp, mushroom farmer?

jraben8
04-10-2007, 01:13 PM
And when your impeller looks like this I bet that you're willing to pay a little more.....

The pics aren't great but I think that you will get the point...

ski_king
04-12-2007, 07:41 AM
Mine is still $23.95. You guys need to update to a 351 PCM and save $6.00 on your impeller.

ski_king
04-12-2007, 07:45 AM
.........I asked them about the price increase on GT40 heads @ $1100 each.:eek3: .............
I see a pair of GT40 heads now sell for $2250 or you can get a complete new short block that includes the heads for $3550.......

TMCNo1
04-12-2007, 08:39 AM
If the price went up on some minor boat parts, that's OK, our vehicle insurance went down this year, so it's a wash! Now I can afford to replace 2 screws in the seat base!

Sodar
04-12-2007, 09:58 AM
And when your impeller looks like this I bet that you're willing to pay a little more.....

The pics aren't great but I think that you will get the point...

That aint too bad! My next door neighbor has a 2000 PS 190 and until the thing disinegrated last weekend, he had NEVER changed it! All that was left of the impeller was the metal hub! :noface:

BrianM
04-12-2007, 10:03 AM
That aint too bad! My next door neighbor has a 2000 PS 190 and until the thing disinegrated last weekend, he had NEVER changed it! All that was left of the impeller was the metal hub! :noface:

My ski partner had one do that last year in his '97 205. His was more than a few seasons old. He leaves that one in plain view in the boat shed now to remind him to not be so cheap and replace the impeller every now and then.

Sodar
04-12-2007, 10:05 AM
My ski partner had one do that last year in his '97 205. His was more than a few seasons old. He leaves that one in plain view in the boat shed now to remind him to not be so cheap and replace the impeller every now and then.

Too Funny!! Why risk all that for a $30 dollar part!! :rolleyes:

TMCNo1
04-14-2007, 11:09 AM
I just did the old dreaded impeller swap this morning,
Removed cover,
Sprayed impeller, housing inside and hub with silicone,
Turned engine over 3 times, pulled on the impeller with a big pair of needle nose pliers, out it came,
Wiped out inside of pump housing,
Sprayed inside of housing with silicone, greased shaft and inside of impeller hub, sprayed impeller down with silicone and twisted it into the housing, placed the washer on the end,
Polished the pump cover, reinstalled with new gasket,
15 minutes on the dot!

Oh, took the key out of the switch and the old impeller will be saved as a extra spare since it has been used for 3 years.

#47of100TeamMC
04-17-2007, 02:29 PM
Anyone have a torque spec for the brass screws that hold on the impeller cover. I'm always affraid of undertightening them because I'm affraid of overtightening them and twisting them off.

TMCNo1
04-17-2007, 05:04 PM
Anyone have a torque spec for the brass screws that hold on the impeller cover. I'm always affraid of undertightening them because I'm affraid of overtightening them and twisting them off.
I replaced my brass screws with allen head S/S, S/S flat washer and a S/S lock washer and when the lock washer is flat between the screw and the flat washer that is against the cover, I stop tightening. It's been that way now for 10 years and no leaks, stripped screws or other problems.