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M5/M6 Impeller Failures

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JWBeav

I should know in a few days how the impeller looks after 40 hours of water time.  The previous owner is getting the boat serviced and he is curious as well as he has a 2021 on order.  As I pointed out in an earlier email the guy I am purchasing the boat from works for the local Malibu dealer.  He has heard the problem is that the pump is dry initially when the boat starts (after trailered) and they are working on a priming system.  I guess time will tell but it would be nice to receive an update from Malibu as many of us have thousands of $$ invested.  

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Sixer
4 hours ago, COOP said:

This is probably an accurate assessment. However, from what Im being told this new pump is not the solution to the issue.

Does that imply that if I order a 2021 there is still potentially an issue??  Makes me nervous for sure..........

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Gene3x
49 minutes ago, Sixer said:

Does that imply that if I order a 2021 there is still potentially an issue??  Makes me nervous for sure..........

Same issue yes. I just ordered a 2021 and am a little bit nervous about what is to come. 🤔

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ahopkinsVTX
8 hours ago, Gene3x said:

Same issue yes. I just ordered a 2021 and am a little bit nervous about what is to come. 🤔

That’s not what I’ve heard. I have heard the fix is in place for new builds. Unless you are referring to that the boats still have an impeller, and a housing so yes the potential is still there. Which is why everyone should carry a spare. I’ve been doing it since I was in high school and just boring my dads 98 moomba outback. 

@AxleGrease99, listening for every and any tiny change while operating the boat shouldn’t bring doubt into your mind. It should make you more confident that you are in tune with your boat. Boats are finicky. Every single one I’ve ever owned or been on, from a 14’ aluminum fishing boat with a 10HP Johnson to a 46’ sea ray with twin diesels. Things can change in a matter of minutes and paying attention like that is what will prevent most issues or at least catch them right away before they become major. In my opinion no one should ever operate their boat blindly without paying attention to every detail, feature and sound. 

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COOP
10 hours ago, Gene3x said:

Same issue yes. I just ordered a 2021 and am a little bit nervous about what is to come. 🤔

Ive been told that 2021 builds are implementing the change.

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