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    wear ring removal

    Hey folks, thought I would pass on some results from my wear ring removal.
    Had heard that by putting the pump in the freezer, the old wear ring could be removed without removing the impeller.
    This wasn't the case for me. This was the original wear ring with over 100 hours of abuse to it. With any luck, the new one will last for another 100 hours When it's time to change, I will try the pump-in-the-freezer trick again, hopefully it will work.
    I ended up removing the impeller and cutting the old one out. The new ring (after some time in the freezer) slid right in with no problems. Still quite an easy job.

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    I've only heard of a hand full of people that have been able to get the wear ring out with the impeller in. I've always had to remove my impeller to do it. I usually put the pump in the freezer for about an hour and the ring will literally fall out.

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    I wasn't that lucky. Had the pump in the freezer for a couple hours and the original wouldn't budge. I have a few things to try next time around (with any luck that will be later than sooner) and if they work I'll let folks know.

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    sorry the pump in the freezer trick didn't work out for you. At least you got them swapped out. Did your first ring have alot of wear in it?

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    Hard to describe the condition of the ring other than a few gouges and some very small grooves. I could see some light between the old wear ring and the impeller in a few spots. The new wear ring doesn't have this. With any luck, I'll get on the water tonight and see how things go.

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    It may be a little too late for this advice, but it’s a good idea to put some Bombardier Lube or WD-40 on the inside of the wear ring. This will help ease any contact/damage between the impeller and the new wear ring on the initial start, especially if it’s out of the water. (This info comes via the shop manual)

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    I did coat the new ring with some bomby lube. Thanks for the heads up anyway. I need all the help I can get

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