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Old 07-07-2011, 02:23 PM   #1
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Default Changing my Manifolds 4.3L DRY?wet? joint?

Hi there I am changing my manifolds I just don't know what to get. how are the GLM's there all over ebay and such? or should I just buy the Mercruiser's? How do I tell if they are dry joint or not? it is a 2007 engine. I am looking online I am in Vancouver BC but there so expensive here. any Ideas? thanks for your replies.
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:36 PM   #2
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personally ...(just me of course)..I'd replace them with the original merc's....get the numbers off the originals and try and match them up....be sure to use a torque wrench on them so you don't torque the manifolds and they crack or snap at the mounts....


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Cool manifolds

I live in chilliwack e-mail me mark9@shaw.ca and I will send you a link in langley BC I got 2 last year good service I have got a number of parts from them good prices
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I replaced my manifolds and risers(with spacers) on my 4.3's with Barr brand. Barr makes quality parts and way less expensive than Mercury. I used Lighthouse Marine in LI. Good prices and they ship anywhere cheap. marineengineparts.com Their customer service is very helpful. Good luck....
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Two more things. Depending on which replacement brand you choose, make sure it's painting with a protective coating, some will just paint it with a light regular coat. If not, just paint them with protective black engine paint( you can buy at any auto store) before mounting. After installation, the four main bolts will loosen, periodically check to make sure they're snug....
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Thanks for the posts, any ideas about weather it is dry join or not? Guess I will just have to take them off and find out. Any ideas on torque value for when I replace them? Thanks
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Thanks for the posts, any ideas about weather it is dry join or not? Guess I will just have to take them off and find out. Any ideas on torque value for when I replace them? Thanks
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I suggest if you're going to do ANY work on you engine or drive, then you need to get the manuals. They are not cheap, but certainly cheaper than either a mechanic or a mistake.
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