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dbizzle

2002 vlx overheating

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dbizzle

Hey guys,

Two things... First thing I just fit a new propeller to this boat from a 13.5x17.5 to a 14.5x14.25. I mainly board however at ski speed of 30-35mph it's gone from say 3200-3500 to 3500-4200. Is this too high rpm to be running for more than a short ski?

Secondly today my boat overheated and upon pulling it out I noticed the whole impeller housing itself had come off the shaft and made a mess of the shaft and impeller itself. Has anyone had this happen before? I don't understand how the impeller stays up against the shaft... Also weather the shaft itself is replaceable on the pulley it's attached too or weather it goes into the block.

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REW

1. your motor will be fine, fuel consumption will increase but no harm to the motor.

2. Could you post some pics or link to some pics on a photo sharing site? I have never heard of the entire housing coming loose. They usually have a bracket of some sort to keep the housing steady while the shaft spins, if this bracket comes loose or off I could see that making a mess of things.

Good luck and keep us posted. I really would like to see some pics.

http://www.pbsboatstore.com/Johnson-Pump-10-24915-01.htm?feed=Froogle&gclid=CjwKEAiAtf6zBRDS0oCLrL37gFUSJACr2JYbKDkV3nHD35WB6Vl3AUuZts6Oq3GtCFj6V2z_-BGjEBoCJ23w_wcB

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Bozboat

The shaft is part of the pump. Purchase a new pump and replace. The new pump will bolt to the pulley and the side bracket will keep the pump housing from spinning.

http://www.bakesonline.com/detail.aspx?ID=774

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