View Full Version : 87 amerosport problems

04-15-2009, 03:06 PM
"last fall the starboard drive train (220 hp crusaders) starting making a loud grinding/rattling sound when shifted into gear. no noise in neutral. It would actually stall the motor if you attempted to drive the boat. My mechanic imediately said problems with gears in the v drive. I yanked the engine and he took apart the vdrive...no problems. He then looked into the transmission, again with no apparent issues. We dropped the oil pan in the engine....nothing amiss. Now we are removing the heads but are running out of ideas. A friend suggested looking at the back cam lobes as a possible problem? Anyone got any other ideas?

thx in advance.

04-15-2009, 10:02 PM
You might do better posting this on the Crusader forum.