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Old 10-31-2019, 12:40 PM
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Sierra has some decent stuff, but the impellers are not one of them.
They did, well, kind of, solved my really high water pressure issues. Not that having cheaply made impellers is necessarily a good thing.
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Old 10-31-2019, 12:48 PM
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I've used Dawn dish soap with great success. I change out my impellers each year; no issues in all the years I've been doing it.

I also use a hose barb lubricant to make getting the hoses off the housings much easier. I can change the impellers on both engines in my TRS 311 in about 30 minutes, tops. That's including requisite beer breaks.
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Originally Posted by TomZ View Post
I've used Dawn dish soap with great success. I change out my impellers each year; no issues in all the years I've been doing it.

I also use a hose barb lubricant to make getting the hoses off the housings much easier. I can change the impellers on both engines in my TRS 311 in about 30 minutes, tops. That's including requisite beer breaks.
Do you want to do mine? LOL
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Old 10-31-2019, 01:14 PM
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Sure!

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Old 10-31-2019, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by TomZ View Post
I've used Dawn dish soap with great success. I change out my impellers each year; no issues in all the years I've been doing it.

I also use a hose barb lubricant to make getting the hoses off the housings much easier. I can change the impellers on both engines in my TRS 311 in about 30 minutes, tops. That's including requisite beer breaks.
Ive never thought of using hose barb lubricant. Getting the hoses off and on is the toughest part of my process.
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Old 10-31-2019, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Baja Rooster View Post


Ive never thought of using hose barb lubricant. Getting the hoses off and on is the toughest part of my process.
It makes the job so much easier.
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It makes the job so much easier.
can you share a picture of the stuff you use?
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Nobody wants to change mine, being you have to hang upside down to do it
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Old 11-01-2019, 09:44 AM
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The stuff I have is so old I couldn't even tell you what it is. It's a tan paste similar to lithium grease but not petroleum-based.

Amazon has this:

Gigis Environmental Products Hose Barb and Radiator Hose Lubricant

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Old 11-01-2019, 09:46 AM
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Aeroquip also makes a hose lubricant, but it's general used for assembly of their fittings. I do not see why it wouldn't work.
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