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Removal of water pump hose

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Badger

While draining the engine, I could not pull off the hose to the water pump. Anyone have any tips to break that loose?

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MalibuKarl

Other than the standard "Hit it with your purse harder" reply - i would say, if you can a twisting motion helps, and i have also used a screwdriver(s) to pry it loose, however it could likely damage the hose.

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tvano

these types of'hose pullers'will help but a screwdriver will cure most.

a knife will take care of the rest.

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Woodski

Twisting is a key to breaking the hose loose, you acn also try to inject a bit of spray lube using the little red straw and let that soak for a bit. The screwdriver trick works wonders.

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Badger

Yes, I couldn't get my purse in there far enough. I also couldn't get the screwdriver into the engine side. I guess I'll go back at it with a smaller screwdriver first

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vette-ski

Yeah, "hitting it harder with your purse" only applies to direct drives. That tool won't work on a v-drive. :)

I use a screw driver. You can work your way around 1/2 to 2/3 of it. Once one side is somewhat free, just grab tight and try to rotate it back and forth. It will eventually come off. I do the same thing to get the hoses to the exhaust manifolds off at the t-stat bypass to dump antifreeze in.

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Michigan boarder

Yeah, "hitting it harder with your purse" only applies to direct drives. That tool won't work on a v-drive. :)

It will work, but on the v-drive you have to hike your skirt up a bit. :Tease3:

:plus1: on the very flat screw driver. I have one on my bench specifically for this purpose.

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msuwaterski

If you are like me and don't want to hurt your coach purse, you could always warm it up with a hairdryer to get it free.

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MalibuKarl

If you are like me and don't want to hurt your coach purse, you could always warm it up with a hairdryer to get it free.

Now THATS's funny!!!

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TheHardWay

Had this problem the first time I winterized my boat after the previous owner. I used some PB B'laster to get it loose. I've been told it isn't the best thing for the rubber of the hose, but it is all I had at the time, and it got the hose off in a few seconds after several minutes of cussing. :rockon:

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SFD

While draining the engine, I could not pull off the hose to the water pump. Anyone have any tips to break that loose?

Craftsman calls it a cotter pin extractor- other call it a hook tool.

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Badger

Before trick-or-treating last night, I went back at it with my wife's purse, which is much larger than mine. I used that and a tiny little screwdriver, which I could run all the way around the perimeter. I could feel the seal breaking and it came right off.

Thanks for the tips.

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TallRedRider

While draining the engine, I could not pull off the hose to the water pump. Anyone have any tips to break that loose?

When I was being showed by a dealership mechanic how to winterize my previous boat, he used one of the same tools. They look almost too sharp, but appear to be just the ticket. I found mine at Lowe's. Never had to use them though, as I have been able to twist the hose off. But they have come in handy for other things lots of times.

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Pistol Pete

If you are like me and don't want to hurt your coach purse, you could always warm it up with a hairdryer to get it free.

Geeeze,

I thought I carried a lot of equipment on board.

But, msuwaterski takes the cake for packing a hair dryer in his boat. :rofl:

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Michigan boarder

Geeeze,

I thought I carried a lot of equipment on board.

But, msuwaterski takes the cake for packing a hair dryer in his boat. :rofl:

Admins, please change msu's name to The Zohan. Pretty sure that one's not taken.:thumbup:

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