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patrhodes
05-21-2012, 09:40 AM
Tried to replace impeller yesterday. Can't get it out! It's like it's glued in there! Is there a special tool that makes it easy to pull? How about a couple needle-nose pliers to pull it? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated as I'm panicking not having my boat for Memorial Day weekend!

coz
05-21-2012, 09:45 AM
Tried to replace impeller yesterday. Can't get it out! It's like it's glued in there! Is there a special tool that makes it easy to pull? How about a couple needle-nose pliers to pull it? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated as I'm panicking not having my boat for Memorial Day weekend!

Turn the kill switch off, squirt a little dish soap in there, give it a couple bumps and it should slip right out.

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
05-21-2012, 09:48 AM
Yes they make special tools but I would just use needle nose pliers, paint can openers etc. and spray it down with some lube, when reassembling use some water based lube on impeller.

mikeg205
05-21-2012, 07:34 PM
Use 2 paint can openers - slide them in - curve edge side down as far as they will go.. carefully pry them out... I have a tool....your near the Joliet (Midwest area) you can come borrow it.

Lumbergh
05-21-2012, 07:44 PM
http://mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=38397

http://www.inboardonline.com/how-to/

I used WD40 on the splines and bumped the engine over with kill switch pulled. Came right out.

A little soapy water and a zip tie around the rubber fins and slid right in.

Ymmv.

mjdavis
05-21-2012, 07:54 PM
Palmolive with a bump of the starter works miracles on this problem!

coz
05-21-2012, 10:13 PM
Palmolive with a bump of the starter works miracles on this problem!

Madge tell you that??? :confused:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3475/3202165959_dca55f1977_o.png

:D

patrhodes
05-22-2012, 03:59 PM
so do you slide them in outside the fins or inside the fins?

mikeg205
05-22-2012, 04:01 PM
I grab inside the fins...

O2BESOHUGE
05-22-2012, 04:43 PM
I Was Lucky...airdrew (member Here) Who Owned My Boat Before Me...was An Excellent Engine Mechanic. He Used Anti Seize On The Impeller Shaft And Mine Comes Out Like Butta!! 2 Fingers!! Thanks Drew!~

Jay

briggle2
05-22-2012, 05:11 PM
90 degree needle nose is what i've used, but i'm intrigued by the many other suggestions.

Anyone have a link where I can order an impeller for my 02 x star?

g-Dog
05-22-2012, 05:20 PM
http://www.skidim.com/prodinfo.asp?number=RP061018

mikeg205
05-22-2012, 05:43 PM
when you get the new one lube the splined shaft and spray a little 303 on the impeller and it will slip right in... good lube on the shaft will allow it to come out easier when you new one next season...

GT500 MC
05-22-2012, 05:46 PM
when you get the new one lube the splined shaft and spray a little 303 on the impeller and it will slip right in... good lube on the shaft will allow it to come out easier when you new one next season...

This thread just took a major turn....:rolleyes:

sorry, someone had to say it.

briggle2
05-22-2012, 05:48 PM
Thanks G.

I agree with mgorczak.. Good lube on the shaft always allows it to come out easier.
sorry I couldn't resist...

mikeg205
05-22-2012, 05:57 PM
Hey now.... :)

patrhodes
05-25-2012, 11:35 AM
Thanks for tip on the anti seize! Never heard of it, picked some up yesterday at the auto parts place for $8. Gonna give this another shot today removing the impeller. Bought a needle nose vice grip and a heavy duty vice grip, and a couple paint can openers and WD-40. I'm heavily armed and dangerous!

mzimme
05-25-2012, 01:16 PM
+3 for lubing the shaft real nicely for an easy exit.

Philscbx
05-26-2012, 08:35 AM
He Used Anti Seize - JayIf fastener is in water, it's the cure.
Water pump bolts, spark plugs, manifolds, etc.

Cloaked
05-26-2012, 08:38 AM
Thanks for tip on the anti seize! Never heard of it, picked some up yesterday at the auto parts place for $8. Gonna give this another shot today removing the impeller. Bought a needle nose vice grip and a heavy duty vice grip, and a couple paint can openers and WD-40. I'm heavily armed and dangerous!Also use it on your hose connections. Makes life easy when replacing, even several years later.

SkiDog
05-26-2012, 10:13 AM
Thanks G.

I agree with mgorczak.. Good lube on the shaft always allows it to come out easier.
sorry I couldn't resist...

Don't you mean GOING IN easier!:D:D:D