Yearly Maintenance- Impeller Changing

andrewtp

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Would a Honda 50 be almost identical? Anything specific I might need to do or look out for? This will be my first impeller job

Thanks guys
 

andrewtp

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Anybody know of a link to a how to for Honda outboard impeller change? Ill search more tonight after work.
 

andrewtp

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Thanks I'll try that site and if not ill pm you
 

andrewtp

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Just in time- could you e mail me the section on impeller changing? [email protected] anything else I should do while I'm in there?
Thanks a bunch bro
 

Ali

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Google is your friend. There are a lot of youtube videos for these projects.

I use them all the time for everything from fixing my dryer to working on my outboards.
 

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anything else I should do while I'm in there?
Thanks a bunch bro
Change gear oil in lower unit. I put a high grade magnet in the oil pan and move the pan around so oil is draining on the magnet. That way any metal shavings will be easily detected.

Pull prop to check for mono/other lines.

Inspect anode.

That's about it for a lower unit.
 

andrewtp

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Google is your friend. There are a lot of youtube videos for these projects.

I use them all the time for everything from fixing my dryer to working on my outboards.
Tried googling but not a whole lot out there for Honda outboards.
 

andrewtp

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Did my impeller today on my honda 50, was way easier than I thought. Thanks all for the tips and thanks JIT for the manuals!
 

JUST-IN-TIME

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Matters what size motor
Anything under 50 I can do in 1 hour
50-100 in 1.5 hrs
100 up 2-3 hrs

Also if a Johnson Evinrude add about .5-1 hours of cussing and swearing if you do not glue in the o ring to water impeller housing and put that stupid wedge impeller key the wrong way

I always drop my lower units in reverse, so you can index the flywheel to drive shaft 100 times easier

Then hourly rate, I'm 130 hr (2014 rate) but do not charge driving time but charge 65 cents roundtrip mileage

Plus parts, most water impeller kits plus gear lube will run you around 150 max

So base around 300, but that includes gear lube and a pump I always give my customer the pump and extra oil and or parts
 

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I have a 2008 Verado 150, and after listening before me nuts that hold the lower unit on, it still will not drop. Am I missing a nut or both somewhere? I can't seem to find anywhere where it tells me what to do...
 

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I have a 2008 Verado 150, and after listening before me nuts that hold the lower unit on, it still will not drop. Am I missing a nut or both somewhere? I can't seem to find anywhere where it tells me what to do...
Did you get the "hidden bolt" under the anti-cavitation plate? You have to remove the zinc cavitation plate.
 

Miss Fitz

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How do I remove that!!???
Dan-
Take a picture of the underside lower assembly and post it. I originally wrote this tutorial for Suzuki 4 strokes because I had experience with those, but posting other manufacturers (Honda, Yam, etc) can be a great help to other DIY'ers.

My guess is you probably have one additional lower unit long bolt that's located underneath the skeg (it looks like a fin). Take the skeg off and I bet you see one last bolt you'll need to remove.