View Full Version : Took her out for a spin not all good

04-28-2006, 12:21 AM
I have posted about my 96 bayliner 3.0 alpha one. We bought it last year and had allot of fun it ran and sounded great. It has been sitting almost 6 months and during that time we have had record rain fall. To make things worse I forgot to remove the drain plug so when I went to check on it water was middle way up the alternator. I quickly drained it and began drying out all the electrical components gave it a fresh engine oil change and fresh stern oil change. It started right up and seemed to run good. I took it to the bay tonight. Right off the bat it sounded a bit noisier than usual then after we got out a ways I started to have some shaking in the steering wheel and loss of power. That seemed to come and go. When I retuned to the ramp I found a piece of nylon grain sack dangling off the stern I thought that was it for sure but as I got in it floated off and was not wound at all. I then took it back out the shake was gone and it had full power. But still it is louder than usual and I am not 100% sure that sack was all my troubles. When I got home I checked both oil's and they were clean as a whistle no milky blend or even a drop of water. Can bad gas make an engine run louder? Can something come loose in the stern? Any ideas? Thanks.

04-30-2006, 09:21 PM
"Is the noise coming from inside the boat?
Are the gauges showing normal, especially the temp guage?
Do you have power steering?"

scott stephens
05-01-2006, 12:54 PM
"Did You remove the drive, or just change oil? water can get in the u-joint bellows from inside the boat and affect gimbal bearing (noise) & U-joints (vibration, especially when turning)"

Zack Ziegenfuss
07-05-2006, 08:56 PM
I've got a 350 in my bayliner. Had some problems but managed to fix everything...so i thought. Now my engine is making a loud clanking and the rpm's start to go down and she acts like shes gonna die when i try to give her more gas. Anyone know whats going on??