Replace the impeller at the beginning of every season!!
Do it yourself. Spend the $30 on a new impeller (always good to buy a second for backup), learn how to swap it out. Invaluable knowledge. It is not difficult if you have the room to work.
For a first timer, I would AT LEAST suggest having a friend who has done it before walk him through it. This is nothing to be questionable about.
Or, do like I did and get a new complete pump. Then, you have one rebuilt at all times and you just have to change it back and forth. Plus, you can carry it in the boat as a back-up.
easy to change take the whole pump off the motor much better than trying to do it in the boat
Doesn't the 496 have the pump with the brass face plate that gets scored from sand running through it?
Something to check for when you pull it apart.
This should help you....
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Opps Nevermind. The link I posted contians the trojan virus.. or at least that what my pc said. Id rather be safe than sorry. Do some research on the net, or have a buddy help you like beer30 suggested.
Last edited by NiceGuyEddie; 09-08-2008 at 10:51 PM.
2002 Ultra 21 XS
2000 Ultra 19 Shadow
I would just keep running it..The new motor you buy will have a new impeller anyways!
Hope this helps.