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Pry The Plate Off

Pry The Plate Off

Step 2: Pry the plate off. I use my Leatehrman knife blade for this and it works fine. There are many ways to get the plate off but what ever method you choose make certain it does not harm the gasket mating surfaces.

Be sure to CLOSE the engine intake seacock before prying off the plate or changing the impeller for obvious reasons. Some water will drain out of the hoses, after you pop the plate off, so a turkey baster, rags and or a sponge may be good to have on hand to dry everything up afterwards.

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Brewgyver 29-Oct-2014 21:19
I like to tap the plate with a mallet, or the butt of a heavy screw driver. It will usually pop right off, with no risk of a knife blade slipping, inadvertently stabbing myself, etc. (yes, I've done that, thank you Murphy!)
Guest 30-Jun-2013 05:46
what is the intake sea cock