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Old 03-13-2021, 12:23 PM
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Ballast Pump Repair Parts Sources and Tools

I am looking to replace my ballast pump impellers on my 2012 X2. I found an impeller replacement kit with o ring and hardware, thinking i should replace my o ring as I am second owner and I don't know that the first owner ever replaced o rings.

https://www.wakemakers.com/jabsco-ba...rvice-kit.html

I'm a little skeptical of this source and part, it is about half the price of other sources, so I'm wondering if this part is a legit part or if its crappy material sold as Jabsco authentic replacement.

Also, looking for recommendations for an impeller puller for my raw water impeller service. Anyone have any trouble fitting the pullers into the X2 physically in the space in the boat?

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Old 03-13-2021, 12:38 PM
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Wakemakers is a quality outfit, you should have no issues buying from them. As far as the impeller puller goes, I recently bought a Sea Dog impeller puller for my raw water impeller. Works like a dream. They're $45 or $50 pretty much everywhere, a quick Google search will yield plenty of results.
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Old 03-13-2021, 01:09 PM
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HurricaneMC - Thanks for the input! Much appreciated.
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Old 03-13-2021, 02:32 PM
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Plus 1 on wakemakers. They offer good stuff.
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Old 04-26-2021, 12:27 PM
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I have a bad ballast pump on the center tank of my 2013 X-55. Are those pumps typically near the tanks themselves or on a inline hose closer to the inlet or outlet?
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Old 04-27-2021, 01:10 PM
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So far I've been too cheap to buy an impeller puller. I've had good success using a couple of small screwdrivers (glasses repair kit style). Stabby in either side of the impeller and slowly pull out.
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Old 04-27-2021, 04:10 PM
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So far I've been too cheap to buy an impeller puller. I've had good success using a couple of small screwdrivers (glasses repair kit style). Stabby in either side of the impeller and slowly pull out.
the cheapo paint can openers work really well two. coupe of those, easy-peasy. and they fit in tighter spaces than screw drivers since theyre fairly short
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Old 04-27-2021, 11:34 PM
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For me paint can openers or long nose pliers would not work for the raw water impeller. I didnít want to wait for shipping and didnít want to remove the impeller housing from the engine so made my own puller. See DIY raw water impeller puller $5
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