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Hey guys I was looking through a shop manual and saw a couple tools that say required. I saw one of the same tools on site that sells spark parts.



Is this something that has to buy bought specifically for the Spark, or for any jetski or is it a general part you can get at home depot that has use for things other than jetskis? I have a decent tool collection and feeler gauges for my scooter and Spark but don't want to be buying any tools i don't really need. Thanks.
 

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Problem with changing a prop is you NEED a Workbench with a Vise to be able to change the prop and my garage does not have a workbench or a vice- Besides Me? LOL
 
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not all tools are the same size, my neibour let me use one of his(he has a bigger one and the one that fit my impeller) you do need the tool to replace the impeller and no dealership in town will sell me the tool(pricks)

As for as a vise... I didn't use one, I took the grease cone(plastic cone) off the front of the impeller then used a socket over the very large nut(1-1/4" I believe) and the impeller removal tool is held by a wrench. I used a ridgid 18v impact driver on the socket that barely broke the impeller loose which is roughly 150 foot pounds
 

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Huh ?
The prop wrench is 10-15 dollars, you can get them on any number of websites, even on EBay.

I still have to order one online... I was saying that I needed one and none of the stealerships in the city would sell me the tool, I was not saying I couldn't find one on the wan they call the internet
 

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geeze im becoming less and less interested in DIY lol.
Since the cost for the impellor and the tool will cost $300 I think I will wait till the end of the season when a Lot more reports and possibly a Better prop will be in. $300 for me Equals = 12 (Twelve) $25 gas days on the Spark at an average of 3- 3 1/2 hours each which right now sounds like a good deal?
 

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Bangin, If you need anything I would recomend Calling Connie @ Perry Performance group , in Dania Beach. They will help you out for sure
 

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Hey Sarge,
I garbage picked a small bedside table and drilled a couple of holes in the top, then bolted a small vise to it. That's my prop changing table now, I keep it outside and just cover it with a tarp till I need it. You don't have to spend that much to have yourself a prop changing station !!
 

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Bangin, If you need anything I would recomend Calling Connie @ Perry Performance group , in Dania Beach. They will help you out for sure
for parts or service? and if for service do they travel to marinas for repairs? :)

Hey Sarge,
I garbage picked a small bedside table and drilled a ....
Heh 90% of the time I like to buy new , but one time I garbage picked something and refinished it, I got more compliments on it than anything else. (patio furniture chairs i was looking all over for but couldnt find) sanded, stained and made custom cushions for with outdoor fabric. :) I love DIY :) unless its something i cant fix then i need a mechanic for my spark :p
 

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" Bangin, If you need anything I would recomend Calling Connie @ Perry Performance group , in Dania Beach. They will help you out for sure
for parts or service? and if for service do they travel to marinas for repairs? :)"

Yes, they can do both, just call and ask for Connie. You can tell her Todd sent you
 

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ok thanks! i asked my sales guy (who ive built pretty good rapport with) to slip my email address to one of the mechanics at the dealership who is good with sparks when he's about to leave. Normally I wouldnt ask someone to do that at work but he has already put his 2 week notice in. I told him I'd pay cash on the spot if i needed him to come to the marina to fix something I don't want to deal with or can't figure out ( a lil side job ) and also because its $150 for me to ship my ski to and from the dealership for work) He said he knows a good mechanic there but all work has to be done there at the dealership. Maybe he didn't understand the concept of " work on the side for cash " LOL. Who knows maybe the guy is contracted to not do side work. Anyway.... good info since Im looking for a mechanic who knows their Spark stuff.
 

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I believe he does know what "Work on the side" is, just at the dealership level he could be written up or even loose his job for what you asked him to do. Side jobs are a big "NO NO" in some dealers because they believe that they are loosing money from a potential client. The man you asked to give out your number would be looked at as ,he is taking away a client from here by the higher ups. Even if he keeps it hush hush someone is alway's listening.
 

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Oh, and on a side note. I wouldn worry to much about a tech since this item just came out and EVERYBODY is learning about it. Look at some of the posts were the OP states that the dealersdhip was happy because they never took the top off one or that they have never seen that type of part etc etc.
 

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That's true Serpent, I just didn't see it as too big of deal since the guy I asked ( my sales guy ) is only working for the company for another 4 days. Ya I saw that post too. I was like really? Wow. I guess all the posts about problems have me paranoid.
 
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