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Places to buy spare impellers?

I can only find one place online that sells spare impellers - Torresen. They seem kind of pricey. Does anyone have any other recommendations? I'm looking for spares for a Yanmar 4JH3E. Are there any other spare parts I should get for the engine? I already have spare secondary fuel filters, oil filters, a couple of hoses and all the tools to bleed. I'm thinking V-Belt?

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No local Yanmar parts in Annapolis??
Or do they only sell the gold-plated ones there?

V-belts are actually getting damned hard to find, I've been to several large auto stores where the "new kids" behind the counter have never actually seen one. Dust your spare with talc and seal it up in a plastic bag to keep it from oxidizing on the shelf.
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Try Bay Shore Marine. They deal with Yanmar, Westerbeke, and Universal, and are located at 124 Bay Shore Avenue in Annapolis, which is Eastport. Phone number is 410-263-8370. E-mail is info@bayshoremarineengines.com.
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The other problem is that v-belts come in different angles.. depending on the design of the pulley, and getting one that fits properly is often a problem...

Might also want to contact Globe plastics, since they make a nice replacement impeller that is substantially different and can survive running dry for a few minutes, unlike most regular impellers.

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No local Yanmar parts in Annapolis??
Or do they only sell the gold-plated ones there?
I'm sure there are (and they are probably gold plated) but I want to get the impellers before I go down to Annapolis to bring our boat up to Champlain. That way I know I have them. We have one spare on Pelican now, but I don't know the age of the one currently installed so I plan on replacing it before our trip down the Delaware

I'm trying to find a website that may have them...

I'm also thinking of picking up one of those "Speedseal" toolless (sic?) impeller covers.

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The SpeedSeal impeller covers are a god-send if you're in a hurry. Unfortunately, not all diesels are designed to be able to fit one...so you will have to double check before getting it. On one really dumb designed engine I've seen, the waterpump is in the way, and basically needs to be removed before the impeller can be changed out... UGH.... they should make the damn engineers work as mechanics for a month on what they design. I am willing to bet we'd find things designed for far better servicability then.

BTW, you really should invest in some Globe impellers... they're cheap insurance in many ways. The link I posted for the Globe impellers requires you know the dimensions of the impeller you need though.

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Those globe impellers look cool but now I'll have to try to figure out what size my impeller is... Being 300 miles away from it doesn't help...

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Those globe impellers look cool but now I'll have to try to figure out what size my impeller is... Being 300 miles away from it doesn't help...
You need a really long ruler and a set of good binoculars...

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Labatt...here's the info on the globe impeller for your engine for future reference. They really do work!
http://www.kfgi.com/customer_files/I...YAN_TO_OEM.pdf
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Chris,
If you used a mechanic in Annapolis ask him to get you one and leave it on the boat, that's what I did for my spares.
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