I am in process of rebuilding both of my Mercruiser 350 engines on my cruiser. They are 1995 engines, on a Rinker FiestaVee 300.
The only functional power steering
system for my cruiser runs off of my starboard engine
. The unit on the port engine
has a looped hose on it, so basically it seems that it is just pumping into and out of itself, with no other purpose. It is not connected to anything else.
I am considering removing this unit, and saving it for spare parts
. This would eliminate the need for the drive belt for the unit, and may help improve engine performance, and I would not have to be concerned about any unit failures from this non functional unit in the future.
Has anyone else done this, and does anyone see any issues with going forward with this plan?
Thanks for any advise or comment you may have regarding this issue.