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slazerow posted 10-01-2003 06:21 PM ET (US)   Profile for slazerow   Send Email to slazerow  
I just stopped by a Mercury repair shop to chat with the owner about maintaining my '95 Merc 40. He said that I should replace the water impeller every year or so. He also said that I should overhaul the fuel pump every year or so because gas in the Midwest is problematic.

This sounded a bit extreme and I don't want to spend money needlessly. What is the reasonable life of an impeller and fuel pump. Myboat is lightly used on weekends in the summer.


Sal DiMercurio posted 10-01-2003 06:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sal DiMercurio  Send Email to Sal DiMercurio     
Water pumps need to be replaced every 2 years.
I know Merc recommends water pump change every year.
Never heard of having to rebuild the fuel pump every year, most replace them when they start to act up, like 6 / 7 years.
jimh posted 10-01-2003 08:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Thanks to the millions of dollars the Archer, Daniels, Midland company (ADM) paid to elected officials, here in the midwest we get our gasoline diluted with alcohol made from excess farm crops.

This bill of goods was sold as "environmentalism" but it is just a simple political money pay off so that farmers could sell their surplus to ADM who could make alcohol out of it and put it into the gasoline.

Midwest gasoline loaded with alcohol attacks rubber components which have not been specially formulated to resist them, and even does a good job on rubber designed to resist "gas-ahol."

Turning good gasoline into alcohol laden fuel cost money, so all US taxpayers subsidize this. Without your ongoing tax subsidy, ADM's alcohol market would not be price competitive.

ADM is a sorry bunch, even without this crazy theft of our money. They were recently convicted of fixing the global price of dozens of farm related products they produce and fined hundred of millions of dollars.

Read the book THE INFORMANT by Kurt Eichenwald for all the horrifying details of how these scumbags at ADM routinely practice theft, deceit, and fraud on the citizens of the United States and other countries.

ADM--the folks that sponsor all those Sunday morning political shows so they can steal more of your money and have politicians look the other way.

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