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    Does anyone have experience with this type of impeller removal tool?

    http://www.impellertool.com/

    The installation tool is interesting but I'm more interested in knowing if the removal tool us any good. Skip to 2:15 in the video to see it in action

  • #2
    Originally posted by Dynamite Spike View Post
    Does anyone have experience with this type of impeller removal tool?

    http://www.impellertool.com/

    The installation tool is interesting but I'm more interested in knowing if the removal tool us any good. Skip to 2:15 in the video to see it in action
    Have not seen that before - but I can slip in a new impeller very quickly - not dry like in the video lol. needle nose vise grips work too an the are $20
    sigpic...A bad day water skiing still beats a good day at work...1995 Pro Star 205....

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    • #3
      I use 2 free paint can opener tools...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by mikeg205 View Post
        Have not seen that before - but I can slip in a new impeller very quickly - not dry like in the video lol. needle nose vise grips work too an the are $20
        That's my method
        '97 Prostar 190 - LT-1

        Prior boats - 2009 X14, 2008 X14, 2005 197, 1988 Tristar 190, 1989 Prostar.

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        • #5
          I second the 2 paint can opener tools. Plus I heard once that they can also open a bottle of beer when you are done ;-)

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          • #6
            I have heard in many of our boats there isn't enough room between the engine and the pylon to use these . I use two flat blade screw drivers

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            • #7
              Intresting...I use the needle vise grips, but after wrestling with mine today I'm tempted to buy the install tool.
              "Hey baby want to make fourteen dollars the hard way?"--Rondhey Dangerfeild-Caddy Shack.


              "Was it over when the German's bombed pearl harbor ?"
              ---Animal house

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              • #8
                Impeller removal tool

                The install tool is $45.50 removal tool is $55.50 + S&H approx $ 20.00 in US.
                Best
                Andrew.

                From the impellertool.com sight guy. Emailed him as there was no info about the various sizes and prices on his web site

                Interesting tools....

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                • #9
                  Just did this (left it in from the winter). Could not get it out but then did the following:

                  1. Remove the cover, spray the shaft part with WD-40 and let it sit
                  2. Spray the vanes (?) with soapy water or binding lube
                  3. Remove the kill switch and bump the starter a couple of times.
                  4. Pull with needle nose pliers.

                  Came right out. Then I sprayed the new one down with tons of soapy water and it slid right in.

                  Good luck!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by JMLVMI View Post
                    Just did this (left it in from the winter). Could not get it out but then did the following:

                    1. Remove the cover, spray the shaft part with WD-40 and let it sit
                    2. Spray the vanes (?) with soapy water or binding lube
                    3. Remove the kill switch and bump the starter a couple of times.
                    4. Pull with needle nose pliers.

                    Came right out. Then I sprayed the new one down with tons of soapy water and it slid right in.

                    Good luck!

                    I'll try this tonight....don't really feel like paying $50+ on a tool that I'll use once a year.

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                    • #11
                      I could get the old impeller out fine, but lining up the splines on the new one was a pain.
                      "Hey baby want to make fourteen dollars the hard way?"--Rondhey Dangerfeild-Caddy Shack.


                      "Was it over when the German's bombed pearl harbor ?"
                      ---Animal house

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by McDye View Post
                        I use 2 free paint can opener tools...
                        ditto here also. I prefer the home depot variety that also will open bottled beer.

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                        • #13
                          The install tool looks interesting. I am always trying to figure out a way to get the price down. The shipping is crazy IMO. He's in LA (310 area code). I'll see what I can find out?

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                          • #14
                            Looks simple enough. I may have to turn one up for myself. Not sure about the removal tool though.

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                            • #15
                              I just spoke to Andrew last night. He seems to be willing to work on a group buy type pricing. We will get together or speak again next week after his trip. So there is hope of a price reduction of some type.

                              MI_Corey, How much would the metal cost you to make yourself?

                              How many of you might be interested if I can reduce the cost? I know everyone wants to know what the price will be first, but I don't know yet. I will know more next week. It's just always good to know what the interest is to gauge the quantity discount.

                              I will probably buy one of the install tools regardless.

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