Go Back   TeamTalk > Maintenance Tips, How-tos and Refurbishing Topics > Engine / Drive Train

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-05-2018, 11:25 AM
nanneyman nanneyman is offline
TT Regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Boat: 2008 197 prostar TT
Location: southeast
Posts: 50
prostar impeller

I have 2008 Prostar and the ski Pylon is right in front of the impeller. Is there a puller that will work in tight places. I usually have to take it to a repair shop to have it changed. I've tried to pull it out with channel locks, but haven't had any luck. Any suggestions? Thanks!!!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-05-2018, 11:44 AM
iskyski iskyski is offline
TT Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Boat: 1995 Mastercraft Maristar 200VRS
Location: West
Posts: 16
I have a tight space as well and it makes it difficult to remove. On another thread, one member suggested spraying WD-40 in the housing, crank the engine to spread it around on the impeller, and then give it another try. When I did that it came out fairly easy, despite having a bad angle to get good leverage.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-05-2018, 11:50 AM
etduc's Avatar
etduc etduc is offline
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Boat: Something else, DD 2004 red/white/black
Location: "Jumpin' the shark"
Posts: 1,302
^^^ dish soap works well, too.
__________________
Ayyyy!

2004 Red/White/Black something or other.

Formally, 1994 RED Mastercraft 205, Chevy 5.7 TBI.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-05-2018, 12:17 PM
Miss Rita's Avatar
Miss Rita Miss Rita is offline
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Boat: 1992 ProStar 205, 1991 Ski Pro
Location: Black Hills
Posts: 1,381
use two paint can openers, one on each side, gently pry it out with that. Be sure to put some grease or anti-seize on the shaft prior to installing the new one.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-05-2018, 12:53 PM
88 PS190 88 PS190 is offline
MC Maniac
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Boat: 1988 MC Prostar 190, 351 Ford
Location: Midwest
Posts: 4,417
Send a message via AIM to 88 PS190
If its ready to replace I usually use two needle nose vicegrips one from each side of the pylon and just tug it out, I use glycerine to lube them when new to avoid "dry" starts.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-05-2018, 02:33 PM
sully's Avatar
sully sully is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Boat: 09 214 Prostar
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 414
I use a needle nose Vise Crip. I keep it on the boat at all times.
Attached Images
 
__________________
09 214 Prostar with MCX
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-05-2018, 02:43 PM
Lars's Avatar
Lars Lars is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Boat: PS197
Location: Midwest
Posts: 436
seconded on the paint can openers. with a little patience should be easy to pop it out on your prostar.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-05-2018, 03:20 PM
Rico-X's Avatar
Rico-X Rico-X is offline
TT Regular
 
Join Date: May 2018
Boat: 1989 Prostar 190
Location: Mukilteo, WA
Posts: 69
I'' 3rd the paint can openers. Someone on this forum suggested using 2 paint can openers. I tried it with good results. I believe dish soap to be a better lubricant. Stay away from petroleum based lubricants since they are not friendly to rubber parts.
__________________
Rick
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-05-2018, 06:00 PM
MattsCraft's Avatar
MattsCraft MattsCraft is offline
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: May 2008
Boat: 2013 X25 - 6.2 Ilmor Baby
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 1,806
Quote:
Originally Posted by sully View Post
I use a needle nose Vise Crip. I keep it on the boat at all times.
I use the paint can opener method, still kinda a pain. I like this, have a set of those, why didn't I think of this duhhh. Thanks, gotta try it.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-05-2018, 06:10 PM
MattsCraft's Avatar
MattsCraft MattsCraft is offline
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: May 2008
Boat: 2013 X25 - 6.2 Ilmor Baby
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 1,806
Sorry - Bit of a thread jack however on the WD-40 debate & impellers, they are not rubber they are Nitrile. Been using WD40 on them for years, never a failure.


Also, been changing it annually - Ever one is perfect when in comes out - I have a collection of spares - lol - I think I am going to Every other year from now on.


Nitrile

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search This article is about the group of organic compounds. For the synthetic rubber product, see Nitrile rubber.





The structure of a nitrile: the functional group is highlighted blue


A nitrile is any organic compound that has a −CN functional group.[1] The prefix cyano- is used interchangeably with the term nitrile in industrial literature. Nitriles are found in many useful compounds, including methyl cyanoacrylate, used in super glue, and nitrile rubber, a nitrile-containing polymer used in latex-free laboratory and medical gloves. Nitrile rubber is also widely used as automotive and other seals since it is resistant to fuels and oils. Organic compounds containing multiple nitrile groups are known as cyanocarbons.
Inorganic compounds containing the −C≡N group are not called nitriles, but cyanides instead.[2] Though both nitriles and cyanides can be derived from cyanide salts, most nitriles are not nearly as toxic.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:48 PM.


2018