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Old 11-06-2018, 03:03 AM
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I have a V-drive X2 and cannot remove the impeller because of the proximity to the muffler. I just pull the whole water pump off the drive shaft pulley. There are three Allen head bolts and the support. Takes two minutes. Then I can remove the impeller without messing around with paint can openers or vise grips.
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Old 11-06-2018, 07:32 AM
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Iíve always used 2 Med size flat screwdrivers.
I started putting Marine grease on the inside spines where it connects to the shaft when I install it. This made 1000% easier to get out.
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Old 11-06-2018, 12:50 PM
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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.
Thanks Matt. Good to know. I have noticed little to no wear on my impellers. However I am pretty new at this. I haven't put mega hours on it, so I have a couple spares at this point. Maybe someone could speak to impeller life expectancy. I am guessing, much better safe than sorry. Much better replacing it while still in one piece. If you have one disintegrate, then you are indeed, sorry.
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Old 11-06-2018, 03:47 PM
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Replacing my 08's this year for the first time. My 1987's impeller died in 2006. I think they last a while. Always keep a spare and keep an eye on temp of course.
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Old 11-06-2018, 04:28 PM
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Stay away from petroleum based lubricants since they are not friendly to rubber parts
This may or may not be true. Since I don't put grease/lube/antisieze/soap/WD40/yak butter, on the flexible vanes, I'm not worried about it.

I only grease my shaft.
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Old 11-06-2018, 04:52 PM
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man could this thread take a nose dive....
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Old 11-06-2018, 06:26 PM
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If you use paint can openers, use the older kind with triangular handle
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Old 11-06-2018, 11:16 PM
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Old 11-07-2018, 10:51 AM
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man could this thread take a nose dive....


I was taught if you treat the impeller right the opening will be self lubricated.... I knew that was a lie


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