View Full Version : Adding power trim to existing tilt 1984 Force 85 hp

06-19-2009, 03:29 PM
I have a 1984 Bayliner bass boat with an 85 hp engine. It has power tilt but not power trim. I found a complete trim/tilt unit but the pump isn't working. The pump on my existing unit on the boat has the exact same pump. The only difference is that one of the ports is in a different spot. Both pumps have one port on the bottom and 3 ports on the side. One of the ports is in a differenst spot. Should I just hook everything up or ???? Not sure what to do here. Any help is greatly appreciated.

06-20-2009, 03:56 AM
"Well, I got the power trim/tilt working. I had to put the hydraulic pump from the parts I just bought onto the electric motor of my old unit, install the 2 cylinders for the tilt and install the hydraulic ram for the trim using the old mounting bracket but I got it working. I didn't even have to remove the engine but geez, no wonder they don't make this style of trim/tilt any longer. Very poor design but it works so I'm pretty happy with it. Specially considering what little money I have into it.
Woohoo!!! Time to fish now."