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Old 09-01-2021, 10:18 AM
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My 2007 496 HO 0W614127 had a good first season on the water. But today the seawater pump started to leak seawater from the front bearing, so I'll take it up tomorrow for the season. This winter I need to replace seawater pump, circulating pump (precaution) and the PS hoses. To my surprise the part numbers don't really find me anything on ebay. I can use local Mercruiser dealer, and I do for that asap-parts, but he's 2-3 times the price here in Denmark. Where could I shop online in the US (or Europe) where all these parts were available as one order?

On the seawater pump, isn't there a better than OEM alternative, a chrome thing I've read about, is that recommended?

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BAM for OEM stuff and Diamond Performance Parts or Teague for the aftermarket. All three are supporters of OSO
I can't help with which parts are better OE or aftermarket
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couple on ebay..............remember chrome wont get ya home.............

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Old 09-01-2021, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by F-2 Speedy View Post
couple on ebay..............remember chrome wont get ya home.............
You're absolutely right, and I don't care about chrome, it's invisible in my engine bay anyway. I just remember reading about a supposedly superior aftermarket pump that didn't get scored with use, that had better/double (IIRC) bearings and seals, and was cheaper than OEM Mercruiser. And, yes, it was chrome. So that's what I'm looking for, not the chrome itself, sorry :-)
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here ya go, and cheaper than the OE

Hardin Marine - Mercury Sea Pumps (hardin-marine.com)
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here ya go, and cheaper than the OE

Hardin Marine - Mercury Sea Pumps (hardin-marine.com)
Perfect!
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here ya go, and cheaper than the OE

Hardin Marine - Mercury Sea Pumps (hardin-marine.com)
Guys, do you know, are Hardin Marine alive? I've sent 3 mails since early September and called once where nobody picked up the phone?? Anybody got a good contact maybe?
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Hardin Marine Performance Products
[email protected]
1-877-900-7278
International 386-445-2500
you can text 352-325-1189 from your phone
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Got through now, and they are alive and well. I have an extremely short email address, and they told me their system refused to send to me...
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Your putting it away for the season for a leaky pump. That is what bilge pumps are for. I wait until the last minute and ***** and complain its cold and should have done it earlier 😎 Fall time is the best boating 🛶
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