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    I'm about to perform my engine maintenance on my 2006 244 Funship. I would like to know if there is an alternative impeller oil for my 5.7 GXI Volvo Penta engine. For clarity, this is the tiny packet of oil used that usually comes with a new impeller kit. This oil isn't readily available in my area. Thanks, Ray

  • #2
    Ayuh,..... K-Y jelly,.....

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    • #3
      dawn dish soap
      ky jelly
      olive oil
      corn oil
      spit
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      • #4
        NEVER any petroleum based lubricant
        NO PERSONAL QUESTIONS, THIS IS WHAT THE FORUM IS FOR.

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          Glycerin
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          • #6
            When I do my first start up either after replacing the impeller, or after winter storage what I do is put the water muffs on. Then I just disconnect the raw water intake hose (Cobra) or on a Volvo it would be the impeller housing hose at the thermostat housing and fill the hose with marine antifreeze. This will lube the impeller till it gets water. My OMC shop manual said to use OMC gear oil but I have always just filled the raw water inlet hose with water or AF till it won't take any more with the muffs on, that lubes it just fine.
            1988 Four Winns 200 Horizon
            4.3 OMC Cobra

            98 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0 Selectrac
            07 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7 Quadradrive II

            "While air doesn't freeze....rust never sleeps"

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            • #7
              Been using Dish washing detergent for years. Works as good as anything
              ....

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              • #8
                Thanks goes out to all of you that responded. Some really great options mentioned here. Glycerin, dish soap, antifreeze sounds like they would all work. Filling the water neck with antifreeze first is a great tip as well.Thanks again. Ray 👍😊

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                • #9
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                  Helps the impeller to prime also. On your first start up the faster it gets water the better.
                  1988 Four Winns 200 Horizon
                  4.3 OMC Cobra

                  98 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0 Selectrac
                  07 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7 Quadradrive II

                  "While air doesn't freeze....rust never sleeps"

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