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typical cost for water pump replacement.

Anyone have an idea on what that should cost for a small out board?
Trying to decide if it's worth the effort to D.I.Y
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Re: typical cost for water pump replacement.

I don't know what it would cost to have it done, but it isn't rocket science. It only takes about a half an hour to change one out. Just a hint if you do it yourself, mark the location of the shift rod nut so you get it back where it was. That way there is no messing around trying to readjust it.
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Re: typical cost for water pump replacement.

They are not hard to do by yourself if you are mechanically inclined and have the right tools.
I had mine done by the dealer last spring and it was 350.00 @ motor. I have the pumps done every other season and the units pressure tested and lower seal replaced.
Parts alone would cost me somewhere about 75.00 @ but with me itís the time and not wanting to deal with corrosion issues from the salt water.

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Re: typical cost for water pump replacement.

avg joe +1

first time might take you 2 hours.
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Re: typical cost for water pump replacement.

I have done several on small motors. Not that difficult. WP kits readily available for most mtrs. Impellers dry out crack over time. Bout 2-3 years average on sw use pending how much. FW...5 yrs ave. Now I just have my marine mech do it when its time when in for annual tune/maint in the spring which includes ckin all seals, pressure etc which I feel more comfortable havin a Pro do.. engine trouble cant get mighty expensive while on an out of town fishin trip fer sure!!

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Re: typical cost for water pump replacement.

The impellar is something a lot of people forget about, they get dry and pieces break off after a couple of years. I had mine replaced every two years. What some believe is a water pump problem could very well be a worn out impellar, I have seen them with no fins left on the hub, they don't move water very well with less or no fins.



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Re: typical cost for water pump replacement.

Thanks for the info guys.
I have heard guys say they replace the impellar every other year or so.
Which I wonder about because the longest I ever had the same outboard motor was 13yrs and I never touched that impellar.
So that makes me wonder about doing it every other year or so , just cuz....
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Re: typical cost for water pump replacement.

I had an impeller replaced a year ago after 2 years of fairy heavy SW use. Mechanic said inpeller was in purdy good shape(pliable & not ground up). Lot depends upon if ur runnin shallow oyster or shell bed areas suckin such up thru wp. I fish a lot in Va & keep an xtra wp kit on hand just in case.

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Re: typical cost for water pump replacement.

Impellors will last 20+ years if not run in sand, etc or stored in heat/sun.

My motors get about 15 years on them. When they fair, they become brittle and fins will break off. sometimes the fins(rubber) get sucked up into the thermostat. I usually replace the t-stat and back flush the line to the pump when the lower unit is off (takes just a second). If you run shallow in sand, some sand can make it to the t-stat area and it is not unusual to find some there.
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Re: typical cost for water pump replacement.

15 years of saltwater use?? i wunt one of dem impellers!!

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