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MerCruiser 5.7 Cylinder Head Refreshed

MerCruiser Port Head Reinstallation

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…

Horn, Starboard Docking Lights Re-Installed

210 Select Electrical Rewiring

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 Rocker Arms

Vortec Head Tech

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 5.7 Cylinder Head Refreshed

MerCruiser Starboard Head Reinstallation

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…

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…