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Replacing a raw water pump


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I purchased a new raw water pump from skidim. I compared pricing from the local Malibu dealer, during our conversation the service manager said I should paint the pump prior to mounting the pump.

Is this necessary? If so why?

Also just wanted to let the crew know that I purchased the raw water pump, a full set of spark plugs, fuel filter, v-belt and shipping for the same price that Malibu wanted for just the pump!

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I purchased a new raw water pump from skidim. I compared pricing from the local Malibu dealer, during our conversation the service manager said I should paint the pump prior to mounting the pump.

Is this necessary? If so why?

Also just wanted to let the crew know that I purchased the raw water pump, a full set of spark plugs, fuel filter, v-belt and shipping for the same price that Malibu wanted for just the pump!

Do you know what material your raw water pump is made of?

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I purchased a new raw water pump from skidim. I compared pricing from the local Malibu dealer, during our conversation the service manager said I should paint the pump prior to mounting the pump.

Is this necessary? If so why?

Also just wanted to let the crew know that I purchased the raw water pump, a full set of spark plugs, fuel filter, v-belt and shipping for the same price that Malibu wanted for just the pump!

Do you know what material your raw water pump is made of?

The pump is brass, here is the link http://www.skidim.com/prodinfo.asp?number=RA057023

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I wouldn't bother painting it, it's brass for God's sake.

I did remove the paint from the cover of my pump years ago letting the brass be exposed and it looks just as new as the day I removed the paint. I just wanted to see what was engraved on the cover under the paint.

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I wouldn't bother painting it, it's brass for God's sake.

I did remove the paint from the cover of my pump years ago letting the brass be exposed and it looks just as new as the day I removed the paint. I just wanted to see what was engraved on the cover under the paint.

That was my thought exactly....I use brass fittings all the time in the plumbing trade; at different temperatures with no problem.

I just thought that I would throw this out there to see if there was a legitimate reason for painting it!

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Maybe the dealer wanted to sell you a special Malibu Marine grade Extreme duty can of gloss black spray paint?

For a legitimate price of course.

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