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Roonie's
07-08-2008, 05:58 PM
I recently checked my impellers for wear and tear and wanted to show how it was done with pics as that always helps me. This was on an 07 X2.

First locate the rear ballast pumps in the rear cargo areas behind the back wall carpet. Three screws hold in the back wall panel.

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k2/Roonies_2006/DSC_0094.jpg

Once the wall panel is removed you will have access to pumps.

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k2/Roonies_2006/DSC_0063.jpg

Remove impeller and replace with a new yellow if needed. They only go on one way so no worries. One thing to note is make sure the paddlewheels angle in the same direction counterclockwise all the way around it as the impeller is intentionally bigger then the space you are putting it into.

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k2/Roonies_2006/DSC_0067.jpg

Mine was ok but this is it installed.

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k2/Roonies_2006/DSC_0065.jpg

Roonie's
07-08-2008, 06:00 PM
The port and ballast pumps are located behind the cargo walls. The KGB pump is located under rear seat under the black plastic piece. Lift that up and you will be looking at the transmission and pump is located on the left. This pump is turned upside down from the other two and is harder to get to the impeller. Easy as that. If replacing with new I would get new rubber seals if possible as well.

New yellow impellers run around $26.00.

boofer
07-11-2008, 12:40 PM
Nice job Roonie.

This board needs to sticky posts like these. These are just as good if not better than an instruction manual.

Thumbs
08-04-2009, 08:32 AM
I really appreciate the photos. Thanks for taking the time to post them.

Jerseydave
08-04-2009, 01:38 PM
Just to add a comment, if those impellers were a new install spray them with binding lube or soapy water solution so they don't start-up dry.

I also recommend replacing with the new green ones.......they work better for me than the yellow ones, esp for the KGB tank.

OhioX14
08-04-2009, 04:32 PM
Great post. Thanks!

I agree with the new green ones. Used to have problems with tanks losing water during a pull and the KGB filling on its own while docked. All those problems went away with the new green impellers.

x10vancouver2003
08-10-2009, 06:26 PM
Just to add a comment, if those impellers were a new install spray them with binding lube or soapy water solution so they don't start-up dry.

I also recommend replacing with the new green ones.......they work better for me than the yellow ones, esp for the KGB tank.

How much binding lube/soapy water is needed when coating a new ballast pump impeller before insertion?

How are most guys installing their actual ballast pumps? Impeller facing up or impeller facing down?

H20BOY
08-10-2009, 07:16 PM
Great post!! I was just looking for a how to on this. Thanks.

wxnic
08-11-2009, 11:21 PM
thanks for the post, i recently did the same on my x9 and found the pumps and impellers to be in working condition. however, when i'm on the lake, water pumps in for a few seconds and then starts blowing air. i am quick to turn them off, but not sure what the problem is, any suggestions.

deminimis
09-14-2009, 07:35 PM
Another thanks for the post!! My new green impellers are just begging for an install. Thread is definitely sticky worthy.

NatesGr8
08-26-2010, 09:13 AM
Sorry to dig up an old thread, but where do you guys buy your ballast impellers from?

amcmac
08-26-2010, 10:19 AM
Sorry to dig up an old thread, but where do you guys buy your ballast impellers from?


I am wondering the same thing.

Thrall
08-26-2010, 12:00 PM
Here:
http://www.ski-boats.com/boat-parts/jabsco-green-ballast-impeller
Or waterskis.com, think it's midwest MC's site. $29 or $30 there too. Most places I looked on line were close to $40/ea.

xbot50000
08-26-2010, 12:42 PM
Google green ballast impellers. Two places at the top of the search - first is 30, second is 38.
http://www.waterskis.com/MasterCraft-Ballast-Pump-Impeller-p/green_ballast_impeller.htm
http://www.wakemakers.com/jabsco-ballast-puppy-green-neoprene-impeller.html

sixysixss
08-26-2010, 03:07 PM
I replaced my ballast impellers back in 2006 with the blue impellers from Globe and have not had a problem since. They are supposed to be guaranteed for 15 min. run dry. Back then I bought them for $13.00 each. Now they are $20 here: Globe Impellers (http://www.marinepartssource.com/newdetails.asp?mfgno=025&pnumber=GB025&mfg=GLOBE%20COMPOSITE%20SOLUTIONS&desc=6%20Blade%20Globe%20Impeller)

MachinedConcepts
09-13-2010, 05:00 PM
Just checked out my ballast impellers on my 05 xstar, and I thought they would be shot, but they seem to be fine. It is odd since the ballast gauges seem to be reading full, or partly full. Anyone have any issues similar to this?

Also looked a bit closer and found that I have 3 ballast pumps, all different part numbers. One was newer with a green impeller (looks like the whole pump was replaced), and two are older with the yellow impellers. The older pumps were much noisier than the newer pump with the green impeller.

jvbaca
09-13-2010, 06:19 PM
http://www.fairfieldsupply.com/servlet/the-1839/jabsco-green-6303-0107/Detail

$23.08 + s/h....:cool: