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Water Pump Impeller Replacement 70 Evinrude

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I've had the motor for a dozen years so I guess it is time to replace the water pump impeller. It's an '84 70 horse Evinrude. I'm not a mechanic, but I have wrenched a little. How involved is it and are there schematics available on the internet anywhere? I can't seem to find much info. Anything peculiar to this motor or any other advice would be great.

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I don't think you'll find anything online, go to a store and get a manual for your motor, it is a simple job but needs to be done correctly, it will take you probably 2 hours first time, then considerable less next time.

I would replace it every 2 or 3 years, part cost $ 20.00 and a sat morning before open water is all you need, it will save your motor from costly repairs.

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Thanks Valv. I tried to track down a manual and have not been able to as of yet. I went to buy the impeller and it was $38 and the entire kit (orings and I'm not sure what-all, I haven't picked it up yet) was $50. Did I get ripped off?

I was going to talk to you about this at the swap meat, but you had lots of folks BS'n with you.

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No, you didn't get ripped off, put probably bought more than you need. Usually the O Rings and seals are OK and the impeller is all that needs to be replaced (and purchased).

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Seeing as how I'm betting that the impeller has never been replaced, (it hasn't since I have owned it) I thought I would have the kit on hand just in case. It wasn't that much more money to have the works.

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Yep... understood. The $20 price Valv gave you was very likely for just the impeller.

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Sounds like you bought the lower seal kit too. Thats a fair price. Get yourself the manual and replace the seals at the same time you do the impeller.

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