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…


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…


MerCruiser Risers & Manifold Clean Up

Starboard Risers
March 22, 2021

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…


MerCrusier Upper Intake Manifold – Reconditioned

Upper Intake Reconditioned
March 17, 2021

Upper Intake Manifold So, with the cylinder heads at the shop. I took some time to clean up the upper intake manifold. First, the paint was peeling from the cast aluminum on the upper intake and the throttle body. So I spent a little quality time with the sand blasting cabinet with aluminum oxide. This is a cheap Harbor Freight Cabinet, I will need to modify it if I keep…