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Old 04-10-2014, 10:33 AM
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Impeller removal tool

Does anyone have experience with this type of impeller removal tool?

http://www.impellertool.com/

The installation tool is interesting but I'm more interested in knowing if the removal tool us any good. Skip to 2:15 in the video to see it in action
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Old 04-10-2014, 10:45 AM
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Does anyone have experience with this type of impeller removal tool?

http://www.impellertool.com/

The installation tool is interesting but I'm more interested in knowing if the removal tool us any good. Skip to 2:15 in the video to see it in action
Have not seen that before - but I can slip in a new impeller very quickly - not dry like in the video lol. needle nose vise grips work too an the are $20
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Old 04-10-2014, 02:54 PM
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I use 2 free paint can opener tools...
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Old 04-10-2014, 02:58 PM
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Have not seen that before - but I can slip in a new impeller very quickly - not dry like in the video lol. needle nose vise grips work too an the are $20
That's my method
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Old 04-12-2014, 11:34 PM
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I second the 2 paint can opener tools. Plus I heard once that they can also open a bottle of beer when you are done ;-)
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Old 04-12-2014, 11:40 PM
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I have heard in many of our boats there isn't enough room between the engine and the pylon to use these . I use two flat blade screw drivers
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Old 04-12-2014, 11:49 PM
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Intresting...I use the needle vise grips, but after wrestling with mine today I'm tempted to buy the install tool.
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Old 04-13-2014, 12:36 AM
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Impeller removal tool

The install tool is $45.50 removal tool is $55.50 + S&H approx $ 20.00 in US.
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From the impellertool.com sight guy. Emailed him as there was no info about the various sizes and prices on his web site

Interesting tools....
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Old 04-13-2014, 12:40 AM
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Just did this (left it in from the winter). Could not get it out but then did the following:

1. Remove the cover, spray the shaft part with WD-40 and let it sit
2. Spray the vanes (?) with soapy water or binding lube
3. Remove the kill switch and bump the starter a couple of times.
4. Pull with needle nose pliers.

Came right out. Then I sprayed the new one down with tons of soapy water and it slid right in.

Good luck!
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Old 04-13-2014, 08:50 AM
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Just did this (left it in from the winter). Could not get it out but then did the following:

1. Remove the cover, spray the shaft part with WD-40 and let it sit
2. Spray the vanes (?) with soapy water or binding lube
3. Remove the kill switch and bump the starter a couple of times.
4. Pull with needle nose pliers.

Came right out. Then I sprayed the new one down with tons of soapy water and it slid right in.

Good luck!

I'll try this tonight....don't really feel like paying $50+ on a tool that I'll use once a year.
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