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You're welcome and good luck. If you do end up having to get a whole new pump, make sure you spray some lube into the housing from one of the holes and give the impeller a few turns by moving the shaft with a wrench. They sit on the shelves and dry out, the impeller can stick and get riped apart when you turn the motor over.

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While you're in there, check the shaft for wobble or any signs of rust. If so, replace or rebuild. Refurbs are about $350 on a similar engine. Don't ignore this or it could put you in a real jam, not just down-time risks, but the engine side of that pump is housing a shaft right next to a very expensive diesel fuel pump/distributor (if it's set up the same as an m4-30, anyway). Water in that thing will really ruin your day.
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Make sure there isn't a small snap ring on the shaft before you pull the peller. there is on mine, but its an oberdorfer 202m-7 pump

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