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Old 23 June 2009, 19:13   #31
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Well finally got around to it - dropped the lower unit and checked the impeller - it's spotless and looks like new. No sign of the key having slipped out either.

Next step I suppose is to do what Chris says and go further - so annoying as it was fine when last used. Could it also be in the thermostat???

Have blow compressed air up the pipe that comes from the pump - also shoved a flexible plastic rod up there. Seemed to be a few restrictions but got it through in the end.

It may have cured it I suppose but whilst it's hanging off the engine crane I may as well go the whole hog............
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Old 24 June 2009, 04:43   #32
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could the impeller be turning on its centre bush, i know a few that have done that , even with a reletivley new impeller where the bonding has gone leaving the shaft /key and centre bush turning but the rubber blades not or slipping , with regards to the thermostat its not that bigger job if your carefull ,just make sure the whole thing goes back together level and the gaskets ok ,and dont over tighten the bolts , mart
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could the impeller be turning on its centre bush, i know a few that have done that , even with a reletivley new impeller where the bonding has gone leaving the shaft /key and centre bush turning but the rubber blades not or slipping , with regards to the thermostat its not that bigger job if your carefull ,just make sure the whole thing goes back together level and the gaskets ok ,and dont over tighten the bolts , mart
suppose it's possible - will check.
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could the impeller be turning on its centre bush, i know a few that have done that , even with a reletivley new impeller where the bonding has gone leaving the shaft /key and centre bush turning but the rubber blades not or slipping , with regards to the thermostat its not that bigger job if your carefull ,just make sure the whole thing goes back together level and the gaskets ok ,and dont over tighten the bolts , mart
I've had that once, unlikely on such a small motor though I would think.
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Still think it's salt in the tell tale toob.
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Problem solved - after changing the impeller to be safe - removing thermostat and stripping the engine quite a bit it turned out to be a bloody paperclip - yes a paperclip!!! I can only assume that the 1st owner had rammed it up the tell tale to clear it and "lost it" - because it was almost strailght it could be pushed up no problem but then would slide back down and block it again!!!

GRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ah well at least I have a freshly serviced engine even if it didn't really need it.
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Quick .. do a thread search for someone suggesting clearing your tell tale with paper clips ... Ah must be on a hard boat forum
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I reckon Codders needs to poke his wire in a bit deeper.
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