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Old 08 July 2009, 16:30   #1
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Hi there i have baught a suzuki dt30 age around 1985 ish. It runs realy well and is sweet as a nut but it will not pump water properly. The story is that it was serviced a year ago and then laid up. I baught it a week ago now it runs fine on the flush muffs has a good pee stream and also has water come out the leg at the front engine dosent get warm. When i run it in a bucket it has a trickle from the pee stream and nothing but exhaust gasses from the hole on the leg and obviursly it starts to get hot. Aparently when it was serviced it had a new impellor. Could the impellor have died in this time or is there somthing else that engines are prone to (cooling side) when they are laid up. Thanks.
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Old 08 July 2009, 16:36   #2
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Drop the leg and check the impellor, sounds like it's damaged. They can stick to the housing over a long period and get torn up easily...
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Hi there i have baught a suzuki dt30 age around 1985 ish. It runs realy well and is sweet as a nut but it will not pump water properly. The story is that it was serviced a year ago and then laid up. I baught it a week ago now it runs fine on the flush muffs has a good pee stream and also has water come out the leg at the front engine dosent get warm. When i run it in a bucket it has a trickle from the pee stream and nothing but exhaust gasses from the hole on the leg and obviursly it starts to get hot. Aparently when it was serviced it had a new impellor. Could the impellor have died in this time or is there somthing else that engines are prone to (cooling side) when they are laid up. Thanks.
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Similiar issue with mine.
I don't use flush muffs now, rather a cut down plastic 45gallon drum.
Make sure water is above the splash plate (say 3") and can run it for a lenghty period (until actual water in container gets warm).
After a lot of soul searching it was a damaged impellor.
Since been changed and no water issues since.
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Muffs are ok, just remember not to rev the motor too highly as the hose cannot supply enough water...
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So do you guys recon it is just an impellor that it needs? that would be good as it is a fairly cheap fix. On a separate note how much should i expect to pay for a propellor for it the one that is on it looks like it has been filed down a fair few times.
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Impeller should be ok after a year.
What size is your current prop? It should be stamped on the inside of one blade, close to the hub.
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