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rick s.
09-18-2007, 02:27 PM
I have an 06 x45 and one of my winter projects will be to replace the impellors on the ballast pumps. Anybody have any idea on where these pumps are located on my boat?

09-18-2007, 09:21 PM
They are all in the back behind the rear compartments. At least that is where they are in my 06 X45. I would trace the tubes coming from the manifold that feeds them all. Why are you replacing them? Make sure you use the yellow impellers if you do not already have them in your pumps.

09-18-2007, 10:11 PM
Yes, behind the engine....I changed mine. Take the two screws off the cover behind the engine. Take the pump loose 4 screws, take the brass impellor covers off take out the impellor out and replace. Watch the O-rings and when replacing the pump the rubber washers are hard to keep in place between the pump and mounting surface while re-attaching. Not a difficult job just cumbersom and in a tight space. I kept droping washers and screws and having to fish them from under the engine. You will be amazed at the difference.