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Big Beaver Crew

Impeller replacement

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Big Beaver Crew

Replaced my impeller on my 03 wakesetter. Used a impeller puller from Bakes that i got on sale for 38 bucks. This tool made the job a thousand times easier only took matter of minutes to remove. Other impeller had been replaced last season and looked ok but I just felt better replacing it. We use our boat alot. Just wanted to pass on something that may help. I know others use other cheaper methods but this was so simple even a caveman could have done it.

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Bill_AirJunky

I did one last night too. On my neighbor's Vride, in between sets on the SUP. Used a pair of needle nose to get the old impeller out. Replaced it with a Globe from the group buy. :rockon:

:thankyou::werule:

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Levi900RR

Whats the trick to getting the new one back in? I replaced mine yesterday and it was a bear to get all the fins pointing the right way and slide it back into the pump. I ended up using a wire tie to hold them all tight and slid it half way in, cut the tie and pushed it the rest of the way...

I know there is a trick I'm missing.

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Ndawg12

Just cram it in there and bump start the engine, the fins should correct themselves.

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Levi900RR

Just cram it in there and bump start the engine, the fins should correct themselves.

WOW, there's 40 mins of my life I will never get back...

Thanks for the tip, next year will go way quicker.

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Pistol Pete

Coat the impeller with whatever lube you used to help get the impeller out with. Not WD-40.

Most people use binding lube. I use baby shampoo as binding lube.

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WaterJunkie

My Johnson impeller kit came with a small tube of glycerin to use for lube. Helped but is wasn't too easy. I was told by a mechanic at a Malibu dealership to use a rubber hammer to tap it in.. think I will get one next year. I would think any kind of water based lube would be ok... maybe KY Jelly!! Innocent.gif

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Brad B

My Johnson impeller kit came with a small tube of glycerin to use for lube. Helped but is wasn't too easy. I was told by a mechanic at a Malibu dealership to use a rubber hammer to tap it in.. think I will get one next year. I would think any kind of water based lube would be ok... maybe KY Jelly!! Innocent.gif

The Tingle works better than the Intense - well thats what I've heard.

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