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1986 Bayliner Ciera 2550, 280/OD, fuel tank removal 04 Mar 2016 18:43 #1

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I've had endless issues with fuel contamination. I'm pulling the fuel tank and either having a radiator shop have a go at it or going plastic. Already removed the transmission; now working out the motor.

1. I have removed the transmission. That's it for the OD correct?

2. Once I have taken the boat down and had a cherry picker get the engine out for me, is there a critical step in removing the gas tank? (yes it's completely dry) Cutting, breaking, etc?

3. I just read here ( www.baylinerownersclub.org/index.php/for...val-84-2850-contessa ) that perhaps replacing the engine with a Vortec is better? Does that include fuel injection and if so, are we talking major rewiring, etc?

4. I've got the old 280 OD, replace it with something modern or just have it overhauled?

Thanks folks, as always I appreciate your advice, insight, and many...many..many...bad jokes!







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1986 Bayliner Ciera 2550, 280/OD, fuel tank removal 06 Mar 2016 07:23 #2

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Fuel issues suck. One of our previous boats(31 Uniflite) had fuel tank issues. The best thing I did was remove both tanks, cleaned them and had new bottoms welded in.
If you are going to do any cutting on or around your tank be very very careful. Even though it is empty, the fumes will ignite and cause an explosion.

The vortecs are great engines. You can go two ways, you can use a vortec and install a 4 barrel intake and carb on it, or go fuel injection. The best way to go with fuel injection is to get a complete engine with wiring harness.You will need new fuel pump etc.

The volvo 280s are great drives, the only thing I would suggest is a rebuild and maybe a duo-prop lower.
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1986 Bayliner Ciera 2550, 280/OD, fuel tank removal 06 Mar 2016 16:53 #3

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Sun bridge or fly bridge 2550?

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