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I bought a used 655 pump off Ebay (100$ for dress kit and bitspower top + pump!), and I really want to make sure its clean. What would the best way to go about this? Juse like cleaning out a rad? Vinegar and water mix and let the pump draw water out of the container into the other? Or what?

Not entirely sure to what look for(wear or dirtiness) since I have the pump now. Any pointers?
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Hi.

You can dismantle the pump and clean each component with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a lint-free rag. Take care not to stretch the O-ring.

The collar the O-ring can be cleaned in a sink, but the impeller and magnetic/electronics portions ought not to be submerged.

Also, take care not to strip or damage the threading of the collar. I would also carefully inspect the seating of the collar to ensure that the threading is okay.

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Check the production date. That should tell you how old the Pump is. I personally use hot water to clean my pump.
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Thanks Syrillian for those instructions.
it says MFR: 07/08

How would I take the inside apart? I was only shipped the pump, with the mounting plate. So not sure how to take the inside apart. Though im pretty good at taking things apart always want to be sure the first time doing something.

Would you suggest I replace the o-rings anyways after I clean it? The dress kit threads on just fine and tightens down very snugly.
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I would not dismantle more than the collar, the impeller, and the main body (essentially 3-parts and the O-ring.

So long as the O-ring is not distended and/or cracked it should be fine.
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Not sure what you mean by collar and main body. And what part is the impeller? It sounds like itd be something inside, like a hard to get to piece..

Ill take a stab at it- take the dress kit off. then I have 3 pieces... clean the inside of the top, threads,o-ring, and then the silver piece that surrounds the parts in the middle that rotates? Just use warm water and soft toothbrush to do this yah?
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