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Honky
05-13-2012, 09:13 AM
This might have something to do with it

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http://i993.photobucket.com/albums/af58/Funinbc_honky/dbe3d29f.jpg

StinkFinger
05-13-2012, 09:41 AM
NEED TO REPLACE THAT EVERY SEASON

dirka dave
05-13-2012, 09:51 AM
NEED TO REPLACE THAT EVERY SEASON

Maybe not replace, but have a spare and check it.

Lube up with wd40 on install.

Honky
05-13-2012, 10:40 AM
yeah this happened last year as well....only got one season out of this one

4skin
05-13-2012, 10:43 AM
kevin has to do it every year pikture looks the same as last year and the year before
think of the hours kev spends in his boat

85chevy
05-13-2012, 10:44 AM
kevin has to do it every year pikture looks the same as last year and the year before
think of the hours kev spends in his boat
And yet he still hasn't learned:dontknow:

MikeWild
05-13-2012, 01:18 PM
And yet he still hasn't learned:dontknow:

There should be some kind of online test that would teach him about boating and another one about maintenance! :D

StinkFinger
05-13-2012, 02:35 PM
It's cheep maitenance to save A motor or a tow back to the dock

85chevy
05-13-2012, 05:24 PM
Is it a rubber or steel impeller?

harvester_sorrow
05-13-2012, 07:35 PM
so you really did just go for a "float"

Trailjunkie
05-13-2012, 08:26 PM
fixed yet????

78bronco
05-13-2012, 09:06 PM
on some of the volvo pentas they came with a full brass pump with stainless gears on the early ones. but i think they stoped maken them cuz people would them dry and they would seize up but u might be able to find one still

Tinker
05-13-2012, 09:42 PM
To avoid such carnage, cooling system should be packed with antifreeze to keep all rubber parts from drying out and cracking.......ummm I think this is where I add an "I told you so."

85chevy
05-13-2012, 09:47 PM
To avoid such carnage, cooling system should be packed with antifreeze to keep all rubber parts from drying out and cracking.......ummm I think this is where I add an "I told you so."

:happy0045:

Honky
05-13-2012, 10:26 PM
my boat is raw water cooled, antifreeze would just drain out. silly Tinker

Honky
05-13-2012, 10:27 PM
It's cheep maitenance to save A motor or a tow back to the dock



From now on I'm going to take the rubber impeller out as part of my winter storage.

Hello Kitty
05-13-2012, 10:29 PM
my boat is raw water cooled, antifreeze would just drain out. silly Tinker

I read storing them upside down over winter is good :confused0006:

dirka dave
05-14-2012, 09:39 AM
I read storing them upside down over winter is good :confused0006:

:D

epic3
05-14-2012, 11:21 AM
WD40 is not what you use. Hours shouldnt be an issue. For years I lived up Indian Arm and we dailied our boats (600+ hours annually) to get to civilization and maybe once every couple years had to replace an impeller. If installed correctly (we used vaseline) not dry run and kept out of the sand you should easily get 2 plus years outta yours.
The vaseline will protect it agianst damage during momentary dry starts because it will not just wash away like the wd40

abec
05-14-2012, 01:20 PM
The only way to save the impeller when storing a outboard is to remove cover in vaseline put in ziplock bag a store out of sun as for wd 40 last i checkt wd stood for water displacment 40 series and it can dry out rubber

barracuda
05-14-2012, 01:47 PM
what the heck do you people do to yours? we have always gotten years outta ours and only repleaced them as a matter of hours not damage . Dry running wrecks them as does letting them sit for extended periods .

Tunabomber
05-14-2012, 02:42 PM
lol i thought this was a re post

maybe what tinker meant was fill with antifreeze when storing ?

atoyot
05-14-2012, 02:52 PM
boating??? huh (ears perk up)
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Tinker
05-14-2012, 03:09 PM
lol i thought this was a re post

maybe what tinker meant was fill with antifreeze when storing ?

Thank you Eric, mine also is raw water cooled. But you know how you pull all those plugs and water drains out. All those spaces need to be replaced with anti freeze, not left void. It prevents corrosion in metal parts and drying and cracking of rubber parts, hoses impeller and what not. It is part of a winterization service at a shop. Or pack em yourself after draining all water out. Or remove said inpeller;)

Punk in Drublic
05-14-2012, 03:36 PM
i used to take mine out in december, back in in feb lol. but that was ob an old merc ob

harvester_sorrow
05-14-2012, 07:26 PM
I've never even looked at my 1980's 10hp outboard honda. I should check one of these years, but it still pumps water :dontknow:

Stetson
05-16-2012, 09:47 AM
replace the impeller, fuel filters, oil if an inboard, leg oil, and water separator every spring, routine maintenance. It will save you an engine! not alot of tow trucks on a lake :D

norm
05-17-2012, 07:24 AM
leg oil should be changed when you put boat away, if there is any water in there you don't want it to sit under oil all winter.Then it's ready to go in spring.

I also pull plugs and spray cylinders with storage oil on my outboard.

I have a 92 merc black max 135 that only spits water when it warms up,does anyone know if they have a thermostat? thought I should prolly change impeller anyway,

cheers.

barracuda
05-17-2012, 09:19 AM
leg oil :dontknow: dont need no stinkin leg oiloh yeah

dirka dave
05-17-2012, 10:05 AM
what the heck do you people do to yours? we have always gotten years outta ours and only repleaced them as a matter of hours not damage . Dry running wrecks them as does letting them sit for extended periods .



I actually agree..............:eek:

Honky
05-17-2012, 10:13 AM
I do all the maintenance before the boat goes away...change all oils and filters including the leg oil and fuel stabilizer. From now on I'm going to take off and store the impeller inside for the season.

I also NEVER run the motor dry and never start it from the beach. Why does the impeller shred every year? No idea

barracuda
05-17-2012, 10:23 AM
perhaps the time it takes to start up and draw water into the impeller is enough time to burn up the impellor if its completly dry from storage :dontknow: .
Is there is some water left in the system after normal use so the impellor always has lubrication??

Honky
05-17-2012, 10:44 AM
Yeah there is always water in the Impeller housing unless the two drain plugs are pulled.

When I store the boat I not only pull the plugs there is a air pressure system that blows all the water out of the engine. I can see how the first start of the season is hard on the dry impeller. I'm surprised there is not a standard way to prime the water pump before the first start.

when I put the new impeller in I greased the housing with bearing grease.

Tinker
05-17-2012, 11:18 AM
I have google searched the topic on boat storage, wether to anti freeze or not. The crowd is split 50/50 on to or not to. On your boat you drain completely, air blow then refill with antifreeze via muffs. Based upon your previous 2 years I'd say it may have been worth while. Removing the impeller probably takes the same amount of time. Corrosion is the other main factor for people that do.

P.S. Vaseline is the preferred installation lubricant lol

Honky
05-17-2012, 11:24 AM
On a plus note... we are going to float the boat tonight on Stave....of course with a bottle of wine and the BBQ going :-)

I'm a late starter for the boating season this year

barracuda
05-17-2012, 11:29 AM
i have an old Chrysler boat book that says to remove the screw in plug on the water pump and prime the pump prior to starting if the boat has been drydocked so the impellor doesnt get damaged on start up . You might have something like that on yours??

Honky
05-17-2012, 12:07 PM
interesting...I could prob rig something up that screws into the plug then fill with water:confused0006:

Apathy
05-17-2012, 01:35 PM
why don't you get one of those "muffs" and put it on the motor, pressurize it to fill.
Do this before taking her out. that should push water up into the impeller..

Don't know, never had this problem on any boats that i have had.

dirka dave
05-17-2012, 04:49 PM
Sell your boat.

Is the only solution.

85chevy
05-17-2012, 07:49 PM
My teacher said the samething needs to have water before u fire it up