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Bayliner 2455

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  • 16-12-2019 11:12am
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    Registered Users Posts: 2,625 ✭✭✭


    would it be worth while getting an older bayliner with a busted engine and empowering it with a diesel engine (thinking isuzu trooper 3.1 engine marinised or similar) planning to use it for the odd weekend on lough derg


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  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,327 Mod ✭✭✭✭fergal.b


    You would be better off getting a long block of the engine thats in it "probably a 5.7 mercruiser" https://marineparts.ie/?subcats=Y&pcode_from_q=Y&pshort=Y&pfull=Y&pname=Y&pkeywords=Y&search_performed=Y&q=long+block&dispatch=products.search that way all your hoses, engine mounts, electrics, bellhousing and gearbox will match up and you will have a true marine engine with a warranty for more or less the same price of fitting an old truck engine.





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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,625 ✭✭✭fergus1001


    fergal.b wrote:
    that way all your hoses, engine mounts, electrics, bellhousing and gearbox will match up and you will have a true marine engine with a warranty for more or less the same price of fitting an old truck engine.


    I suppose just to throw it in I was thinking of changing the out drive to a diesel one, I'm thinking of doing this purely because of the fuel consumption of those mercruisers


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,327 Mod ✭✭✭✭fergal.b


    If you don't use it at full tilt the V8's aren't too bad where you will be pushing a 3Lt to get the same speed, I also believe they are bring in a new law where you can only use road diesel in a boat no more of the cheep stuff :(



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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,625 ✭✭✭fergus1001


    fergal.b wrote: »
    If you don't use it at full tilt the V8's aren't too bad where you will be pushing a 3Lt to get the same speed, I also believe they are bring in a new law where you can only use road diesel in a boat no more of the cheep stuff :(



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    when are they setting up the checkpoints out on the lakes :pac:

    I dont mind loosing speed as long as it can plane and be reasonably economical ie. give you more range with a tank of fuel


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,327 Mod ✭✭✭✭fergal.b




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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,199 ✭✭✭Ubbquittious


    Is this something d'EU is making them do or of their own volition?

    If you had a removable tank the 5.7 could possibly be got to run on LPG. be a nice project to convert one


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,625 ✭✭✭fergus1001


    Is this something d'EU is making them do or of their own volition?

    as far as I know d'EU have been after the government for years over this but I doubt there will be anything in the way of enforcement to be honest


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