• 2007 Sea Ray 210 Select (Piparella)
  • MerCruiser Intake Manifold Installation
  • MerCruiser Port Head Reinstallation
  • 210 Select Electrical Rewiring
  • Vortec Head Tech
Starboard Risers

MerCruiser Risers & Manifold Clean Up

MerCruiser Risers & Manifold Clean Up Process We are going to clean up the MerCruiser Risers & Manifold. This is in preparation for getting the Cylinder heads back from the Machinist. Additionally, this is going to require a few items to start. Flathead Screw Driver Razor Blade(s) Plastic Steel Safety & Scraping 3M Scotch Brite 18730 & Drill Tap/Chase 1/4-20 Penetrating Oil / Rust Preventer Dust Mask Gloves Separating the…


MerCruiser Port Cylinder Head

MerCruiser Port Cylinder Head Removal Process Port Cylinder Head Removal – Exhaust Manifold We will start the MerCruiser Port Cylinder Head Removal by removing the wiring to to “Lube” bottle. Much to my dismay, the label came off the wiring! Maybe its because the boat sank in saltwater? Secondly, we will remove the exhaust manifold bolts and coolant connection on the manifold. there are four long 14 mm bolts that…

Starboard Cylinder Head Combustion Chamber

MerCruiser Starboard Cylinder Head Removal

MerCruiser Starboard Cylinder Head Removal The next step is the MerCruiser Starboard Cylinder Head Removal. Up to this point I have Drained and Oil, Cooling system , Done a Leak down test, removed the Starboard, exhaust Manifold, Port Riser, Starboard Riser, Upper and Intake Manifold. Nothing is Evident, that is why we are removing the Starboard Cylinder Head The basis of the original hypothesis of why there is so much…

Starboard Port Head Valve Cover Removed

MerCruiser Starboard Cylinder Head

MerCruiser Starboard Cylinder Head Removal Items – Alternator Mounting Brackets To see how we got here, you can see what we have done prior to this point. We just got through inspecting the lifter valley. To this point we are still not able to determine why there is a tremendous amount of water in the oil. We started under the assumption that there is a crack in one of three…