Eheim Impeller advice
Hi Guys and Girls, Ive been a long term reader of this forum but first time poster. I bought two Eheim pumps on ebay which were marked as hardly used but turned out that they were very used and unfortunately abused. There was an Eheim 1260 and Eheim 1060 (between a 1250 and 1260).
So the 1260 you can see has serious damage to the impeller and unfortunately the walls of the pump itself also show this damage (sand or whatever got into it). Now my question is, are these expensive paper weights or can I repair the inside shaft and get a new impeller? I seen a few posts where one guy said about a "filling epoxy" or super glue (not a fan of super glue idea) and then file it with an emery board or wet/dry sand paper around a pencil but the post had no links or info about how to do it. I also have a dremel tool with attachements so can use that but I can not find any actual information about how to do this. I've tried searching this forum and google but can't find any actual info on what to do and how to do it. So has anyone got any links that would help me, or has anyone actually done this repair themselves.
The second picture is the 1060 impeller, which I guess is just showing signs of serious age, the discoloration and the white bits in the photo are slightly raised, but thankfully the inside of the pump doesn't show any signs of damage. So do you think this will be fine to leave as it is or should I also replace this impeller?
Also finally there is a small rattling noise in the 1260 when its off and i shake it a bit, like there's a broken piece of plastic in there bouncing around, is it possible to open these pumps to have a look inside or are they bonded up and impossible to open? I will be using the 1260 externally as a return pump, encase that helps with the opening that it won't be submerged in water.
Thank you to anyone who can help.