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JLeuck64
04-06-2006, 07:44 PM
Hey everyone,

Take a look at the image of this impeller and take a guess as to how old you think it is. I will post the correct answer after a day or so.

Closest guess doesn't win anything it's just for fun.

Boogieman
04-06-2006, 08:00 PM
aww . . . and I thought I could win this impeller . .. :D

oh . . an I would say . . hmm . . . 12 years . . . :confused:

BrianM
04-06-2006, 08:02 PM
That baby looks pretty cooked. Almost looks melted in addition to missing pieces and being cracked.

88 PS190
04-06-2006, 08:05 PM
Guess it wouldn't be funny unless it was only a day old or a week old.

Mag_Red
04-06-2006, 08:11 PM
I'll go with 9 years old :popcorn:

bcampbe7
04-06-2006, 08:23 PM
8 years old... :popcorn:

Footin
04-06-2006, 08:27 PM
3 years......200 hours.

MarkP
04-06-2006, 08:28 PM
Yep, Iím goin with 8 too.

Dude, was that the original in your 98??

east tx skier
04-06-2006, 08:36 PM
I'm going with 9 since they build the engines a year before the boat.

TMCNo1
04-06-2006, 10:13 PM
It's probably a new one just replaced and the engine was ran without any water entering the system, DID I WIN?

88 PS190
04-06-2006, 10:16 PM
hey don't copy my guess...

captain planet
04-06-2006, 10:49 PM
I was going to go with TMC and say it was new and run dry, but there are too many cracks from dry-rotting. Anyway, 6 years, 420 hours.

JimN
04-06-2006, 10:53 PM
Whose boat is it from?

ski_king
04-07-2006, 06:55 AM
Either new and ran without water or the orginal that came with the boat.

My guess is the orginal, 8 years old.

edit...... after looking at he picture better, I am guessing fairly new and ran without water also. The brass dosn't look oxidized to be very old.

oldschool84
04-07-2006, 07:29 AM
I'm with TMC looks like it was ran dry??? :rant:

shepherd
04-07-2006, 08:23 AM
It's probably a new one just replaced and the engine was ran without any water entering the system, DID I WIN?

I don't know... those cracks look they probably came from years of abuse (???). I'd say 8 years too, as in 8 years of operation even though the engine may have been built in '97.

bradamerry
04-07-2006, 08:40 AM
7 yrs...............

LakePirate
04-07-2006, 08:48 AM
70,128 hours.

If it were ran dry for any extended amount of time it would not have the paddles.

JLeuck64
04-07-2006, 09:29 AM
Looks like Boogieman was the closest!

I took this impeller out of the old 81 Nautique that I used to own. A buddy of mine now owns it and he sort of mechanicaly challenged so I have continued to do the maintenance and repairs over the years.

When I was de-winterizing the engine for him a couple of weeks ago I noticed it was taking longer than usual to push water out of the exhaust (running it in the driveway with the fake-a-lake attached). I put my hand on the raw water pump and it was way to hot to the touch so I turned off the engine and pulled out the impeller to check it. The engine had only been running for a few minutes and still had the two gallon mixture of anti-freeze and water that I had put in last winter in case any of you are wondering...

I first bought the Nautique back in 91 and looking over my maintenance log I noticed an entry where I had replaced the impeller during the spring of 1992 and the hour meter was at 1162 hours. Wow, it had been a long time since I had replaced that impeller! It just wasn't going to make it into the 14th season I guess. Oh and the hour meter is now at 1716 hours!

I have to travel several hours to my friends house these days and really wanted to finish de-winterizing the engine but of course no local parts stores were open. I then remembered that I put the old impeller, the one I changed out in 92, under the bow for a spare. So I grabbed it and stuck it in and fired her up! She was cool now! I have to wonder if that old impeller was the original because it was just as dry and cracked too. Any way a brand new one from skidim is on it's way and will be installed before that boat hits the lake this year.

That log book is a real interesting read. I have learned so much over the years fixing and maintaining that old 81 Nautique.

TonyB
04-07-2006, 04:19 PM
My guess would be too.

....as in too old.

Reminds me of me. Way past the point of usefulness.