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    Default Penta Trim Tilt Leaking

    Hello all,

    I'm new to this Forum and just bought a 1970 24 foot Seabird. Super nice lines on this boat. It needs plenty of work but I'm starting with the Tilt/Trim as its currently not working. I believe the leak is in the cylinder as the port side cylinder has hydraulic fluid on it. There is no data plate on the leg and I have google imaged the gimble leg combo and have not found a similar setup. I'm pretty certain the leg is a 270 but I'm not certain. So I'm looking for a seal and advise on rebuilding them. Thanks in advance for your advise all.
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    Default Re: Penta Trim Tilt Leaking

    Not a 270.... its a 280 likely a 280pt PM your email for OEM 280 series shop manual.
    Capt Bob
    1969 23ft ChrisCraft Lancer
    Merc 5.7L 260HP/ Volvo 280

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    Default Re: Penta Trim Tilt Leaking

    Thanks for the reply PM sent. Curious if you've had to do the seals on yours.

    Wes

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    Default Re: Penta Trim Tilt Leaking

    No.... have a plain vanilla 280
    BTW... boat came from factory with a 260 drive ... upgraded to the 280 as it has better gears. Drive is a mid 80s vintage bought as salvage from a sunken houseboat. Was in perfect working condition. Eventually replaced seal on shifter rocker and had the thrust washer upgraded to a custom steel one.

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    Last edited by sandkicker; 04-23-2021 at 10:51 AM.
    Capt Bob
    1969 23ft ChrisCraft Lancer
    Merc 5.7L 260HP/ Volvo 280

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    Default Re: Penta Trim Tilt Leaking

    Nice setup!

    So can you bring the leg up under power in shallows? or is it just all the way up or all the way down?

    Wes

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