MerCruiser Intake Manifold Installation

Pre Intake Manifold Install
April 13, 2021

MerCruiser Intake Manifold This is the process of installing the intake manifolds. Firstly, I’m calling them Manifolds because there is an upper and lower intake. Before installing the lower intake, we have to finish setting the valve lash. We will rotate the engine three hundred and sixty degrees. This is to get cylinder six to top dead center on the compression stroke, and cylinder one


MerCruiser Port Head Reinstallation

MerCruiser 5.7 Cylinder Head Refreshed
April 6, 2021

Steps to MerCruiser Port Head Reinstallation In preparation for MerCruiser Port Head Reinstallation Firstly , we have finished installing the Starboard Cylinder Head. It’s the same process for the Port Cylinder Head as with the Starboard Cylinder Head This is the process of the MerCruiser Port Cylinder Head Reinstallation. Secondly, I made a mistake and did not read the instructions for torqueing the head bolts. Thirdly, there is an additional…


210 Select Electrical Rewiring

Horn, Starboard Docking Lights Re-Installed
April 4, 2021

We are starting some of the easy stuff related to the 210 Select electrical rewiring. First, we are going to focus on the horn, docking lights and navigation lights. They are at the front of the boat and I need to determine if I have to re run new wiring. Up to this point I have been primarily working on the engine. I spent several hours cleaning out cylinder head…


Vortec Head Tech

Vortec Rocker Arms
April 1, 2021

So this post is all about Vortec Head Tech 101. I’ve learned a lot about this engine, especially around these Heads. So as I was installing the heads I ran into a bit of a conundrum while putting the rocker arms on the studs. Vortec Head Tech 101 First, Carefully look at the top picture. This picture was taken before the starboard head was removed. Secondly, you will see that…


MerCruiser Starboard Head Reinstallation

MerCruiser 5.7 Cylinder Head Refreshed
March 30, 2021

Steps to MerCruiser Starboard Head Reinstallation In preparation for MerCruiser Starboard Head Reinstallation I just got the cylinder heads back from the machine shop. First, the heads were clearly from the original engine. They were in rough shape, to say the least. The intake and the exhaust valves, and seals were leaking. Additionally, the valve seats were cut with a drill and a grinding stone. This is apparently not the…