What other maintenance to do while engine is out?

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  1. GoFastr

    GoFastr Cool Runnings GOLD Sponsor

    144
    Jan 20, 2016
    Cayman Islands
    2003 Sea Ray 270 SunDeck MX 6.2L MPI w/Bravo III
    Tow: 2012 Ford F150 Raptor SVT
    Mercruiser MX 6.2L MPI w/Bravo III
    I have to change the intake water hose coming from the transom and there is no room under or behind my engine while it is in the boat to do this. My fuel pump and cooler assembly also seems to be flopping around under the engine too instead of attached to the port engine mount. I suspect the bracket connection is probably rusted off so I have a new bracket for that as well.

    What other things would be good to change while the engine is out as I don't think I will be very fond of doing this exercise again in the near future. I just want to make sure and get all of the parts I'll likely need before hand. Thx.
     
  2. Espos4

    Espos4 Active Member

    347
    Jan 1, 2017
    Long Island NY
    2007 240 Sundeck
    350 MAG Bravo 3 W/DTS
    New starter and new oil pan if its rusted.
     
  3. RollerCoastr

    RollerCoastr Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Cedar Point, OH / Miami, FL / MacRay Harbor, MI
    1997 400DA
    340HP 7.4 Mercruiser Bluewaters
    Garmin 8212, 741 24HD, Intellian I2
    1999 280BR
    Twin 250HP Merc 350 Alpha Ones
    Man, I'd love to have my engines on a bench for a while. Paint or replace anything that has rusted, do a tune-up, I assume you'll replace the impeller while working on the pump...

    Haven't some people with that "B3 disease" with the water intake changed to a through-hull?

    Degrease and clean the whole ER while you can too of course...
     
  4. GoFastr

    GoFastr Cool Runnings GOLD Sponsor

    144
    Jan 20, 2016
    Cayman Islands
    2003 Sea Ray 270 SunDeck MX 6.2L MPI w/Bravo III
    Tow: 2012 Ford F150 Raptor SVT
    Mercruiser MX 6.2L MPI w/Bravo III
    Good point with the starter. -Ordered.

    How often do the couplers go out?
     
  5. keokie

    keokie Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2006
    Arizona
    2002 310 Sundancer, Westerbeke 4.5 Genset
    496's, Bravo III's, 2.2:1 Gears
    I'd change the steering pin in the gimbal to a stainless. I'd pull the gimbal (pretty easy) and do the gasket on the transom assembly and re-install with 4200. Replace o-ring at the base of the Y-pipe (very easy).
     
  6. GoFastr

    GoFastr Cool Runnings GOLD Sponsor

    144
    Jan 20, 2016
    Cayman Islands
    2003 Sea Ray 270 SunDeck MX 6.2L MPI w/Bravo III
    Tow: 2012 Ford F150 Raptor SVT
    Mercruiser MX 6.2L MPI w/Bravo III
    Thanks all. Great suggestions! Parts should be here on Monday.
     
  7. Leardriver

    Leardriver Member

    116
    May 24, 2016
    Denver, CO
    2004 270 Sundeck 8.1 Bravo III
    5.0, 5.7, 6.2 8.1 Bravo III over the years
    Bilge pump ops check? Mine are sure hard to access with a 496 in the way.
     

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