Reverso troubleshooting

Discussion in 'Winterizing' started by yobub, Oct 15, 2019.

  1. yobub

    yobub Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    375
    Jul 29, 2016
    Chicago
    1998 400 Sundancer
    Cat 3116's
    I was changing my oil last weekend using the Reverso OP6. Pumped about 4 gal of oil out of the starboard engine then oil sputtered and stopped coming out. Reverso still sounded like it was pumping, just nothing came out.

    Switched over and tried the port engine, pump still sounds like it is running, but nothing came out.

    Had to wrap up and get home, so I left it as is. Did some research and it seems like the impeller might be bad, so I ordered a rebuild kit.

    I'm assuming it's the impeller, but is there anything else I should check if it isn't the impeller? Just want to get a jump on ordering any potential parts so this 2 hr project doesn't become a 2 week project.
     
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  2. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    I would agree it's the impeller... there is nothing else to really go wrong as long as you can hear the motor running
     
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  3. NotHerDecision

    NotHerDecision Well-Known Member

    Jun 28, 2016
    Houston, Texas
    2001 Sea Ray 460 Sundancer
    2014 Seadoo 155 LTD
    2105 Seadoo 130 SE
    2013 Mercury Dinghy
    Cummins 6CTA 8.3L
    Yep. Impeller. Super easy to change
     
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  4. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    Another vote for impeller.
    FWIW:
    The mechanic at the MarineMax store where I bought my boat advised using reverso to remove old hot oil, but pouring thick ambient temperature oil in by hand to make those impellers last longer.
     
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  5. yobub

    yobub Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    375
    Jul 29, 2016
    Chicago
    1998 400 Sundancer
    Cat 3116's
    Yup. 15715020624128609300883209610913.jpg
     
  6. Steve S

    Steve S Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 5, 2007
    Northern IL.
    2000 400 Sedan Bridge with twin CAT 3116's

    2000 340 Sundancer - SOLD!
    210 Monaco 1987 - SOLD!
    Twin Caterpillar 3116's 350 HP straight drives
  7. Jaybeaux

    Jaybeaux Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    740
    Jan 3, 2016
    Upper Potomac River
    420 Sundancer 2004
    Naught On Call
    Cummins 6CTA-8.3's with V-Drives
    9KW Onan Genset
    And those impellers don't last worth a dang. You may as well put a new one in each year. I have 2 spares on board.
     
  8. becnme

    becnme Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    146
    Oct 31, 2008
    Fort Myers
    07 44 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSC 500
    I think there is a special impeller for diesel oil, the last one I bought was brown.
     

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