Courtney the Dancer
If you are going to the trouble of inspecting it (or even if you don't inspect and you just worry about it), why not just replace it, it's easy and cheap? An ounce of prevention...
Agree 100%. Your can't really inspect it properly without pulling it out of the pump. Makes no sense t o me to risk the damage of overheating the engine for the cost of an impeler once a year.If you are going to the trouble of inspecting it (or even if you don't inspect and you just worry about it), why not just replace it, it's easy and cheap? An ounce of prevention...
Yep it was a W-27. That reminds me. I actually did install a speed seal cover too. But, it was during the period when I was try to get repair the engine. I converted to electric propulsion before I ever really got to use it. It certainly would have made changing the impeller much easier. But, I pulled the engine and sold it and never really got to put it to use.Mike, if you had a Westerbeke W-27 V drive, then we have/had the same engine. The PO of my boat installed a speedseal and it makes it much easier to access the impeller.
I hope I get to see your electric drive in person some day. Sounds like quite a set up.
I removed the rubber connecting piece and Copper pipe from the raw water pump outlet and used new flexible wire reinforced pipe from the pump to the strainer and then from the strainer back to the heater exchanger pipe.On my boat, the hose that departs the raw water pump is a factor OEM molded hose, so I presume I would just replace it all with flexible tubing to a strainer first.
Very interesting thought.