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Old 04-13-2014, 02:30 PM
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I could get the old impeller out fine, but lining up the splines on the new one was a pain.
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Old 04-13-2014, 02:50 PM
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I use 2 free paint can opener tools...
ditto here also. I prefer the home depot variety that also will open bottled beer.
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Old 04-13-2014, 03:14 PM
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The install tool looks interesting. I am always trying to figure out a way to get the price down. The shipping is crazy IMO. He's in LA (310 area code). I'll see what I can find out?
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Old 04-13-2014, 03:25 PM
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Looks simple enough. I may have to turn one up for myself. Not sure about the removal tool though.
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Old 04-16-2014, 12:25 PM
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I just spoke to Andrew last night. He seems to be willing to work on a group buy type pricing. We will get together or speak again next week after his trip. So there is hope of a price reduction of some type.

MI_Corey, How much would the metal cost you to make yourself?

How many of you might be interested if I can reduce the cost? I know everyone wants to know what the price will be first, but I don't know yet. I will know more next week. It's just always good to know what the interest is to gauge the quantity discount.

I will probably buy one of the install tools regardless.
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Old 04-16-2014, 12:40 PM
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The install tool looks interesting. I am always trying to figure out a way to get the price down. The shipping is crazy IMO. He's in LA (310 area code). I'll see what I can find out?
That impeller removal tool should fit into a USPS small flat rate box that ships for $5.80. I use those for shipping lugs all the time, and it is a pretty good deal.
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Old 04-16-2014, 12:51 PM
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Yes, that's what I thought, $20 shipping is crazy. I was hoping to get the price down on each unit, based on quantity and help this guy get his product out there. Then I could drive up there or meet somewhere in the middle to pick up the orders. I'm in South Orange County he is in LA. If there is someone closer, that might help?

Then I could just put them each in the appropriate USPS flat rate box to each buyer. Just the shipping might save $15 each, let alone the possible price reduction on the items.
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Old 04-16-2014, 12:58 PM
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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 have done this for years and it works great. I used to have one of the impeller removal tools and sold it to some moomba guy.
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Old 04-16-2014, 01:02 PM
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IMO the removal and install tools are not needed at all.
Even on my X2 with no room for a tool it comes out easily with screwdrivers paint can opener, needle nose, bump the starter etc.
the key is installing the new one put antiseize on the splines. Unless you leave it in for years it will slide right back off.
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Old 04-16-2014, 01:46 PM
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I'd be interested in the install tool.
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