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Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2008, 12:13 PM
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Posted By gerberpollack
when you say move it around are you referring to...

when you say move it around are you referring to the flywheel or water pump mounting? the flywheel moves side to side a bit. i don't think the water pump moves around much as it sits in a circular...
Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2008, 08:16 PM
Replies: 64
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Posted By gerberpollack
not sure what you mean by over a hole in the...

not sure what you mean by over a hole in the pulley & balancer. i believe pump does have a odd hole as it only fits on the flywheel one way. the holes don't line up the other ways.
Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2008, 06:42 PM
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Posted By gerberpollack
the flywheel is the thick part behind the...

the flywheel is the thick part behind the mounting circle for the water pump. it appears to be straight = no wobbling / undulations when viewed from the side. The best way to describe the action of...
Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2008, 05:19 PM
Replies: 64
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Posted By gerberpollack
So, I've reinstalled the water pump in hopes of...

So, I've reinstalled the water pump in hopes of reducing the vibration / movement. Even after attaching the bracket to the pump with a washer and screw the pump still vibrated. The vibration does...
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2008, 06:37 PM
Replies: 64
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Posted By gerberpollack
How much should the water pump vibrate? The new...

How much should the water pump vibrate? The new pump seems to vibrate (move) a few millimeters. This is significantly greater than I expected.

What are the chances the fly wheel is not aligned...
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2008, 01:07 PM
Replies: 64
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Posted By gerberpollack
Should the UBI have caught this issue? The rust...

Should the UBI have caught this issue? The rust on the break point indicates it happened a while ago. This is frustrating...

Andy
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2008, 11:41 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,612
Posted By gerberpollack
Drum roll please..... I took photos of the...

Drum roll please.....

I took photos of the engine this morning.

1. Looks like the L bracket sheared off the motor mount. The rust on the fracture point indicates this happened at least 2 weeks...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2008, 09:00 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,612
Posted By gerberpollack
I'll send photos of the mounting tomorrow...

I'll send photos of the mounting tomorrow morning. Here are photos of the bad water pump.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/3900645...7606303890014/
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2008, 08:42 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,612
Posted By gerberpollack
I'm 95% positive there was no L bracket. ...

I'm 95% positive there was no L bracket. Especially since the L bracket is mostly metal with a rubber piece where it attaches to the mother. I believe the problem is the lack of support causing the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2008, 04:10 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,612
Posted By gerberpollack
No metal plate with 3 holes

So, the pump did not shear off the engine. The motor end of the pump is smooth and worn. There's no evidence of metal fracturing, etc... See pictures in prior post.

Is it possible that the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2008, 12:02 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,612
Posted By gerberpollack
So, where is the round plate with the 3 holes? ...

So, where is the round plate with the 3 holes? This was featured in the photo of the new water pump. I didn't see it on the engine or floor below the engine. Is this a mandatory part or does the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2008, 11:05 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,612
Posted By gerberpollack
Pictures

I pulled the pump from the boat. I've posted the photos for your review. http://www.flickr.com/photos/39006454@N00/sets/72157606303890014/

Observations:

1. I'm not sure how the pump attached to...
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2008, 07:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,612
Posted By gerberpollack
So, I stopped by the marina this afternoon to...

So, I stopped by the marina this afternoon to pick up another copy of the UBI. The UBI did say the water pump was in poor condition and the sea pump leaked. The manager of the service department...
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2008, 12:27 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,612
Posted By gerberpollack
Clarification of Selling Party

The selling party was not the dealer, but an individual. I retained a dealer / marina to perforrm the Used Boat Inspection to make sure the boat was in good condition. The dealer has told me the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2008, 09:48 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,612
Posted By gerberpollack
how does the impeller relate to the water pump?...

how does the impeller relate to the water pump? if the inspection noted that the water pump needed to be replaced, does this mean the water wasn't circulating? shouldn't they have told me not to run...
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2008, 07:24 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,612
Posted By gerberpollack
One more thing. Yes, the belt area of the engine...

One more thing. Yes, the belt area of the engine was making noise. I asked the mechanic to take a good look at the blower because I thought it was the cause of the noise. The noise sounded like tow...
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2008, 07:18 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,612
Posted By gerberpollack
One more thing. Yes, the engine was making a...

One more thing. Yes, the engine was making a metal rubbing type of sound. Would this indicate the bearings are grinding against each other or the housing? I asked them to look at the blower because...
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2008, 07:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,612
Posted By gerberpollack
Quick follow-up question. When the boat was...

Quick follow-up question. When the boat was inspected the marina told me i'd need a new impeller. Is this the same part as the one you guys referred to in the previous posts? Also, the marina...
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2008, 08:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,612
Posted By gerberpollack
More Information

Jim,

I'm referring to the pump next to the alternator at the rear end of the engine. I believe it's the main cooling pump and the hose pulls water from a hole next to the gas tank. The engine is...
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2008, 08:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,612
Posted By gerberpollack
Water Pump Issues 98' Maristar

This morning my boat overheated after an hour of skiing. The cause of the problem was the water pump (impeller) disconnecting from the engine. The location of the pump makes it difficult to see if...
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