Help BRAVO SERPENTINE Merc I/O.
THE NEW ALL BRASS WATER PUMP
WITH NO WEAR PLATES ANDTWO FLAT
DOUBLE SIDED HUB USING 1/2” SHAFT
The 496, the serpentine, or the gen 7, or the all brass pump the latest pump for Mercruiser.
if you have this pump you will like the way it works, however when the impeller fails,
the removal is harder than the old BRAVO v belt pumps.
As long as the pump does not ingest sand or other abrasive substances,l the simple impeller
kit can be used. Sold as IM496.
THE DANGER EXISTS HOWEVER THAT SAND PASSING THROUGH GETS STUCK
in the area between the impeller end and case or housing. The impeller imbeded with sand
digs circular groves on each end causing a trench at the ends for water to bypass the blades
of the impeller. The effect is a low performance and low water flow. Our kit IM496REB will
replace the worn surfaces and repair the pump.