Boat Repair/Power trim hose on bravo 1 454 mercruiser I O
Expert: Everett Peacock - 1/6/2013
Question This summer my engine over heated and cause a lot of damage. Once out of the shop I noticed my power trim would not stay up. Later I found out that the hose melted because it was leaning against the exhaust manifold when the engine over heated. My question is I have asked everyone and they all say you CAN NOT SPLICE A TRIM LINE well i did and it is holding so far? My engine requires to be removed to install a new $70.00 hose which the marina said would cost way to much money so I should just live with it. I used a brass barb tapered on both ends with two stainless screw clamps on each side. Will this really hold? If not is there better clamps I could buy?
Answer Yes the engine has to be pulled to replace that hose..don't know of any other way to splice it together...the reason they say you can't is watch your trim oil it may still leak a little.. that hose has 1200 psi that is why.....sounds like you spliced it just keep an eye on it and level...