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CarveItUp

Impeller replacement

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CarveItUp

Not having replaced our impeller before, is there a gasket that needs to be replaced also? If so, what type (paper, rubber, etc)?

Thanks for any help you can provide!

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edwin

there is a thin white foam gasket that goes between the cover plate the water pump body.

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CarveItUp

Is that one you make yourself or is it a commercial part?

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VinRLX

Should come with the impeller.

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CarveItUp

Yep, just found it behind the cardboard backing. Thanks!

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VinRLX

With the directions? :)

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whiteVLX

I'm sure it was with the muffler bearings...

Biggrin.gif

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yabetcha

Skidim sells the individual impeller gasket too There were a bunch of threads on how often to change the impeller, but if want to inspect the impeller and change the gasket without having to spend the cash on a new impeller, just buy the gasket from skidim.

http://www.skidim.com/products.asp?dept=1108&pagenumber=1

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VinRLX
I'm sure it was with the muffler bearings...

Biggrin.gif

They sell the impeller/muffler bearing combo kit? Probably good practice, like changing the batteries in your smoke detectors every New Year's Day.

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CarveItUp
With the directions? :)

You know we're not allowed to look at (or ask for) directions! :lol:

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VinRLX

Don't ask me, I refused to read them. ;)

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waimo

do i replace the sky hook after doing the muffler bearing

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VinRLX

Interesting question and one that I've wondered about for awhile. Because you will already be employing the bolt stretcher, it makes sense to me that the sky hook should be swapped out. YMMV

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whiteVLX
Interesting question and one that I've wondered about for awhile. Because you will already be employing the bolt stretcher, it makes sense to me that the sky hook should be swapped out. YMMV

It's very important to employ a bolt stretcher. You don't want your bolts to get a cramp and break down on you at an inopportune moment. Biggrin.gif

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CarveItUp

I just felt lucky to complete the job after I realized I had forgotten my metric crescent wrench. :)

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VinRLX

Yeah, thanks a lot, Mike. That just reminded me that I need to pick up a left-handed metric crescent wrench. Which, as you know, are not cheap. If only the bolts on the port side were right-handed SAE. Mad.gif

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