Unless there are signs of problems, I change the impeller and cam in my water pumps every two years.
I don't know what twisted, sadistic fool designed the water pump placement on 427's installed in 35's, but let them be warned...I will have my vengeance - in this life, or the next.
Maybe they thought everyone had a bilge monkey or mechanically-inclined elf to help.
Maybe it was all a ploy to drive-up billable hours for the service crews.
Maybe they weren't thinking at all.
The good news is, I'm up to date on my tetanus shots, I confirmed I can dislocate my shoulder in two different places at the same time, and I got the little $^%&#s out!!
My day of retribution will come!!
I hear you we just bought a carver 28 to flip and the midship bilge pump well you can see it but you can not touch it no way no how I think they built the boat around the dam thing.
I changed my impellers last season. They had 5 years and somewhere around 400hrs on them, both showed very little wear, no cracking and good elasticity. I'm on the 5 year plan now
The impellers on the 427's in a 42 are no fun, but doable. I was looking at the tranny coolers where all the pieces would go if it nuked and I am not even sure I could get it out ??!
Be glad you do not have aftercoolers to service, just got mine reinstalled last night, now 6 filters , and fluid changes. Guess Ill be breaking out the wet suit to clean bottom next week!
Aftercoolers? What are those?
They are just behind the inter-coolers and after-burners. They are only used for sudden bursts of speed to outrun SeaRays;-)
days getting the core out, wish I had kids to clean engine room,not. lol
What are you doing with a garage heater in south Florida? lol
Jim, that isn't a heater, it's the afterburner! ;-)
No problem with a 35 Sport Cruiser! Lol