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Rebuilt Mercruiser 3.0 Engine - Chris Does What

Rebuilt Mercruiser 3.0 Engine EP #16 || Bayliner Bowrider 175

We just got our Bayliner Bowrider 175 back with a freshly rebuilt Mercruiser 3.0. We are now taking inventory of what is needed to get the engine started like restoring the wiring harness, getting everything buttoned up on the engine like the distributor, timing, and the missing hardware. We sent this engine to a mechanic …

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Stern Drive Off, Engine Out, Rebuild -Chris Does What

Stern Drive Off, Engine Out, Rebuild EP #13 || Bayliner Bowrider 175

The engines out, the Stern Drive off, and the engine is ready to be shipped to the machine shop Xcessive Engines for a rebuild. It should only take about 2 weeks to get the engine back, and if Xcessive Engines has engines in stock they ship out right away. I guess it being summer their …

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Rebuild Engine, Budget Busted - Chris Does What

Rebuild Engine, Budget Busted EP #12 || Bayliner Bowrider 175

Well, just killed the budget as our engine repair went from $800 when we were just replacing the head, to $2,400 to replace the long block. We lost the $800, this was money that we used buying the new head and gasket, but you live and learn. At the end of this project, we will …

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Boat Restore Budget - Chris Does What

Budget-Friendly Boat Restore EP #9 || Bayliner Bowrider 175

We go over what we think this boat restore will cost and what we have spent so far. The Mercurice 3.0 engine only needs a cylinder head to fix the issue. The rest of the thing in the project to restore this 2004 Bayliner Bowrider 175, though cheaper, will nickel and dime your wallet. Well, …

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