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1988 bayliner capri 120hp 2.3 liter ford cobra omc inboard engine rebuild help ????

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  • #16
    Re: 1988 bayliner capri 120hp 2.3 liter ford cobra omc inboard engine rebuild help ??

    yeah i guess that is true i wont really know what i got till i open it up and find whats wrong with this thing and how much work illl have to put into it,but worst comes to worst i can always sell it as is and move on, but ill see, so one question im about to take off the outdrive if pulling that last spark doesnt work, but am i going to be pulling off the whole drive and shaft ?? or just the back part of the outdrive ??? cuz if i pull out the whole outdrive looks like ill have to pull the motor to get to it first ???? any idea ??

    thanks, austin

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    • #17
      Re: 1988 bayliner capri 120hp 2.3 liter ford cobra omc inboard engine rebuild help ??

      I'd suggest picking up a good manual because you've managed to alienate some very knowledgeable people on here and I would be surprised if any of them want to talk you through the process of discovering you've got a white elephant.


      I tried to contain myself...but I escaped!

      Scott & Roxanne
      1989 Carver Santego 30
      Twin Merc 5.7L Alphas

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      • #18
        Re: 1988 bayliner capri 120hp 2.3 liter ford cobra omc inboard engine rebuild help ??

        hmm i dont think a manuals going to help me to help me much with this and i know theirs gentlemen out there that are willing to help me with this. so i got that last spark plug out of the cylinder sprayed some stuff in all 4 cylinders this time,rocked it and tried to start it , still nothing however the crank sounds like its moving or trying to move now and i found that the clicking noise sounds like its coming from the outdrive area behind the motor i think the outdrive maybe the problem or the shaft from it is caught up on something perhaps ???? should i pull the whole outdrive off ? or just the back ??

        thanks, austin

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        • #19
          Re: 1988 bayliner capri 120hp 2.3 liter ford cobra omc inboard engine rebuild help ??

          You need a manual. The whole drive comes off.

          Basically those 6 nuts, the trim rams, and make sure its in neutral. Depending when it was last off, likely a LONG time, it might come off...maybe.
          1998 Wellcraft Eclipse 24 Cuddy
          Volvo Penta Duo-Prop 7.4L "LK"

          2006 Sun Tracker Party Barge 21
          Mercury 90 4-Stroke FI
          "Common sense is not very common"
          "Failing to prepare is preparing to fail." -- John Wooden

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          • #20
            Re: 1988 bayliner capri 120hp 2.3 liter ford cobra omc inboard engine rebuild help ??

            Read here;
            OMC Cobra Complete Outdrive Removal : Boat Parts Support Forum - Crowley Marine

            You can skip steps 1,2, and 6, since chances are you don't have the eye bolt to do it. Just horse the drive off like most everybody else.
            1976 Rogers Custom Boats 18' "Bonneville" W/ Chevy 454/ Berkeley 12JC

            Care Taker of 1976 Glastron V-184 Crestflight W/ Volvo 170B/280 I.O.
            & 1969 Starcraft W/ 1956 Evinrude 7.5hp Fleetwin.

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            • #21
              Re: 1988 bayliner capri 120hp 2.3 liter ford cobra omc inboard engine rebuild help ??

              Originally posted by my4winnsboat View Post
              hmm i dont think a manuals going to help me to help me much with this and i know theirs gentlemen out there that are willing to help me with this. so i got that last spark plug out of the cylinder sprayed some stuff in all 4 cylinders this time,rocked it and tried to start it , still nothing however the crank sounds like its moving or trying to move now and i found that the clicking noise sounds like its coming from the outdrive area behind the motor i think the outdrive maybe the problem or the shaft from it is caught up on something perhaps ???? should i pull the whole outdrive off ? or just the back ??

              thanks, austin
              Ayuh,.... If ya read a Manual,... atleast you'd understand the lingo of what's bein' talked about....

              What We're callin' the Outdrive needs to come off, as Bruce says,...

              I've No Clue at all as to what Yer callin' the Outdrive....

              Spend some time lookin' 'round in Here,...
              It ain't all OMC stuff, but there's Still Tons, 'n Tons of learnin' you can do in there....
              Any Grease is Better,..... Than No Grease at All.......

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              • #22
                Re: 1988 bayliner capri 120hp 2.3 liter ford cobra omc inboard engine rebuild help ??

                okay so i got the outdrive off the boat how do i tell if the drive is seized ??? or where do i go from here ?? otherwise im just going to start lifting out this motor and try attempting this myself. i will take any advise if helpfull thanks

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                • #23
                  Re: 1988 bayliner capri 120hp 2.3 liter ford cobra omc inboard engine rebuild help ??

                  also i know what a outdrive is to settle all the confusion.

                  thanks.

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                  • #24
                    Re: 1988 bayliner capri 120hp 2.3 liter ford cobra omc inboard engine rebuild help ??

                    Originally posted by my4winnsboat View Post
                    okay so i got the outdrive off the boat how do i tell if the drive is seized ??? or where do i go from here ?? otherwise im just going to start lifting out this motor and try attempting this myself. i will take any advise if helpfull thanks
                    Turn the drive shaft. If it turns, it isn't seized.
                    1998 Wellcraft Eclipse 24 Cuddy
                    Volvo Penta Duo-Prop 7.4L "LK"

                    2006 Sun Tracker Party Barge 21
                    Mercury 90 4-Stroke FI
                    "Common sense is not very common"
                    "Failing to prepare is preparing to fail." -- John Wooden

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                    • #25
                      Re: 1988 bayliner capri 120hp 2.3 liter ford cobra omc inboard engine rebuild help ??

                      okay so the drive is good then its turnin just fine must be the motor

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                      • #26
                        Re: 1988 bayliner capri 120hp 2.3 liter ford cobra omc inboard engine rebuild help ??

                        If your marine cylinder head is good, you can use a Ford Ranger 2.3 up to 1994. You just need to swap the marine specific parts over. If the boat is that nice, it may be a good candidate for a 3.0L Mercruiser setup. You can probably find a rot box boat for $500, and get what you need to make it work
                        1961 Custom Craft Sea Ray- 1964 Mercury 650. In family since new.

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                        • #27
                          Re: 1988 bayliner capri 120hp 2.3 liter ford cobra omc inboard engine rebuild help ??

                          This guy asked for help and it seems all he really got was a bunch of **** and some poor opinions.
                          I guess they should make a OPINION ON HOW I(they) THINK??Section.
                          If the drive is turning while in gear and there is good oil in it.That will get your money back.
                          The motor, turning bolt? is it in the harmonic balancer?
                          When you pulled the plugs was there any water or rust?
                          Remove the starter and try turning the flywheel with a prybar.
                          While it's apart? Check the exhaust manifold? Make sure it's not clogged.Those parts are NLA.
                          Thanks to the ones who did offer help.
                          IF YOUR OUTBOARD DOESN"T START WITHING A FEW SECONDS THEN SOMETHING"S WRONG!!!!

                          Other websites are NOT the place to buy parts.They managed to screw up my last 4 orders.
                          NO communication,NO follow through. Incompetent staff.Nuff said!

                          Buy American made Cars and Trucks!!!Towing insurance for a boat,a GREAT thing.

                          If you fix your problem,do the rest of the posters a favor and send in one more post telling who,what, how it was fixed.J

                          88 Bayliner 21CC Twin 85hp Forces.

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                          • #28
                            Re: 1988 bayliner capri 120hp 2.3 liter ford cobra omc inboard engine rebuild help ??

                            thanks matt and jerry iv been taking it apart since i took off the outdrive and got the head case off the top and found its good up their looked really clean suprisingly and the crank on top seems to be okay,when i got the spark plugs out they were rusty and didnt look good when i checked the oil though it looked clean,when i took off the water pump or on the left part of the motor that leads into the block i found tons of rust and saltwater damage, rusty bits and pieces from the pipe broken off and sitting in the passageway, im sorta glad the engine didnt run when i tried to start it first, that stuff cant be good, although im going to keep taking it apart and try the crowbar in the flywheel and im really curiouse about whats in the block after seeing all the damage though im thinking i might just have to replace the bottem half off the engine with a car motor like matt said. but if i have to dump more then a few hundred dollars im just going to pull the motor and sell it with the outdrive to someone who wants to put engine in

                            thanks austin

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                            • #29
                              Re: 1988 bayliner capri 120hp 2.3 liter ford cobra omc inboard engine rebuild help ??

                              The only reason a service manual specific to your engine/drive wouldn't help you is if you couldn't read and you are here so we know that's not the case. The manufacturers develop those manuals for training and service purposes. What on earth makes you think it wouldn't help.

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                              • #30
                                Re: 1988 bayliner capri 120hp 2.3 liter ford cobra omc inboard engine rebuild help ??

                                The crank on top is the camshaft. The motor sounds like it is trash. Doubt I would go any farther with it. Scout out a pre '94 Ford 2.3L. Mustang, Capri, Ranger and Thunderbird will all work. You just need to keep the marine camshaft, cylinder head, intake/ exhaust manifolds and water pump. Distributor also. You may be able to get one for little of nothing but a complete rot box boat as a donor with a 2.5L/ 3.0L Mercruiser setup will likely be cheaper. Either way, your going to be out at least $1k into getting it going, and a non running 2.3L Bayliner is a freebie boat
                                1961 Custom Craft Sea Ray- 1964 Mercury 650. In family since new.

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