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CarpKing921

87 Mercury classic 50 ?

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I need a impeller and a tune up. Was curious on what the cost of this would be? Maybe a recommendation in the East Metro.

It has sat for the last 2yrs should I have the carb cleaned.

To be honest I know nothin about outboards so thought I would ask on here before a shop. Thanks

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Thats a great motor, ours is '82. Not sure of cost, but doing the impeller isn't that hard if you have normal hands tools and an extra set of hands to help. If you have somebody that has done it before either with you or on speed dial, it will only cost you about $30 or so for parts.

For a 150hp the impeller shop charge I had heard was $250 (parts included), and the parts are $50. It took us about 2 hours to do, and that included a water test at the lake. We had the help of a fellow FMer on the phoen who did his just the day before.

I also did a 40hp older merc impeller and the hardest thing was I missed a bolt in trying to drop the lower unit, ha! It sure had me confused for a while.

I'd guess a tune up is probably $200-$250 now?..?... About 8 years ago we had ours tuned up at a shop and I think it was $250 for a tune up and impeller, but can't quite recall exactly...

If you are anywhere near WBL I would offer some help, but know that I am not a mechanic! ha! But I have done some carb and impeller on my own motors and sleds.

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It has sat for the last 2yrs should I have the carb cleaned.

Get the impeller fixed but don't get the carbs cleaned until you try the following: Treat your gas with SEAFOAM and start it up. You don't need to spend extra $$ to clean the carb unless the motor is running rough after running a tank or so through it. Stabil will do wonders to remove varnish/build ups inside a carb.

Steve

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If you can follow instructions and are just a little mechanically inclined, you can do the impeller job yourself very easily. Most impeller kits come with good instructions but if not get a manual at the library and that should work for you. The library manuals aren't as good as a shop manual but it should get you thru the job. I've done several of them on different motors without too much trouble and I am far from a rocket scientist!

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Hey, thanks for all the help guys. I'm goona go for it myself and see what happens. I found an impeller online for 10 bucks.

Should I be looking for OEM or is aftermarket okay?

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Considering how important the impeller is to the motor, I would get it from Mercury.

Also, Be sure to have a helper around for the project. The lower unit is heavy and a couple of extra hands will be appreciated!

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Stabil wont clean anything.

Sorry I meant to write Seafoam, thanks for catching that. Stabil wouldn't help at all.

Steve

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I would also recommend getting the whole water pump/impeller kit (gaskets and new housing, etc.), not just the impeller itself. After doing our last one the gaskets were about shot... not much more $$$ and might as well get it all done... Good luck.

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I would also recommend getting the whole water pump/impeller kit (gaskets and new housing, etc.), not just the impeller itself..

I found the whole kit for $40 but its not from Mecury, gonna find an OEM one. Thanks for all your help.

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Originally Posted By: boatfixer
Stabil wont clean anything.

Sorry I meant to write Seafoam, thanks for catching that. Stabil wouldn't help at all.

Steve

I'm sorry too! I thought I asked if you meant seafoam! I must have submitted to quickly. I didnt mean to sound sarcastic.

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