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Old 05-07-2010, 02:57 PM   #1
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Hey there, I am a new boat owner, not a new boater. I am a well experienced mechanic. I am already learning that if you are looking for a part for a "mercruiser 5.7" you are going to pay three times more than a part for 70something chevy. I know some parts you need marine issue, but belts and gaskets...etc. I am trying to find what base gasket cross references into the auto industry for a mercarb. I have a 2 barrel 1996 5.7. Does anyone know what car used that rochester base shape? Thanks
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Old 05-07-2010, 03:55 PM   #2
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What a blast! Somthing to consider using non marinized parts......
Specially in the fuel system, Every boater should check out this link.... http://www.boattest.com/Resources/vi...px?NewsID=4103
I'll bet the buyers were impressed to say the least!! Regarding maintenance and inspection of our marine fuel systems: It's like voting in Chicago; DO IT EARLY, AND OFTEN!!!!!

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Old 05-07-2010, 11:05 PM   #3
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Too funny BS

but true...if it's meant for a car...keep it on the car...There's a reason for these things costing so much and being named mercruiser.....it's cuz they are coast guard approved.....a belt or piece of hose is one thing....ANYTHING to do with the fuel or electrical systems must be marine grade...welcome to the zoo....but please don't mix components from the auto world...it could ruin your day...


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Kinda funny you bring that up. I just paid $42 for all new Mercarb gaskets. Kinda pricey considering it was only gaskets and not a rebuild kit. I have found complete kits online for $50-60 however. There is very little that is compatible in the marine world from the auto world, so it is worth the piece of mind to pay a little more.
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You said it SP / Watered down, Can you imagine if someone was standing on those engine hatches. Like Jackie Gleason used to say in the Honeymooners - " TO THE MOON ALICE!!!!" Those folks were just plain lucky that they wernt seriously injured or worse killed. Never go cheap with stuff that matters.
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Nobody cares that they saved $50.00 when they're treading water while watching their boat burn. Or think of it this way. Would you be willing to pay $50.00 to NOT set your boat on fire? How about $50.00 to NOT sit at the dock/boat ramp twisting a screwdriver or wrench all day while family and friends stand there with cooler's in hand asking how much longer until they can go out?
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dear brothers and sisters......(ha ha)

we all know that if if you need a stainless steel screw and buy it at the building market you pay 10 cents....but if you buy the same one at a boat shop you have to pay a dollar (well here in the netherlands we do) so for all the boatowners, or for them who wants to buy one.......it's an endless story of paying a lot of money....boating is ****ing (sorry) hell expensive........( here in the netherlands).......your money goes straith down to the drain

BUT SO WHAT..........THE FUN YOU GET BACK........

if you want to save money...........sell the boat........stay home........close the door....etc etc but please for you own safety...if you keep yhe boat..... buy good and original stuff for your boat......(floating on the lake with a machine that stoped working because you thought you could save a few bucks is no fun at al....)it will save you a lot of trouble......


bla bla bla (i dont know how to put funny icons next to my story etc etc......) i'm talking like a chicken without a head......or something like that

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dear brothers and sisters......(ha ha)

we all know that if if you need a stainless steel screw and buy it at the building market you pay 10 cents....but if you buy the same one at a boat shop you have to pay a dollar (well here in the netherlands we do) so for all the boatowners, or for them who wants to buy one.......it's an endless story of paying a lot of money....boating is ****ing (sorry) hell expensive........( here in the netherlands).......your money goes straith down to the drain

BUT SO WHAT..........THE FUN YOU GET BACK........

if you want to save money...........sell the boat........stay home........close the door....etc etc but please for you own safety...if you keep yhe boat..... buy good and original stuff for your boat......(floating on the lake with a machine that stoped working because you thought you could save a few bucks is no fun at al....)it will save you a lot of trouble......


bla bla bla (i dont know how to put funny icons next to my story etc etc......) i'm talking like a chicken without a head......or something like that

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Ed,

Next time why don't you be a bit more direct!!!! LOL Tell it like it is....good policy! Happy 2010 boating season to all fellow Maxum owners with their overpriced gaskets......
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Next time why don't you be a bit more direct!!!! LOL Tell it like it is....good policy! Happy 2010 boating season to all fellow Maxum owners with their overpriced gaskets......
hai brian......

i always try to.... but because english is not my mother lanquish (is that correct...i dont know) i breake my fingers on the laptop trying to type it a little bit understandable....(you see just like this now..... here i go again....so i'll stop now)....fun fun

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Even though English is not your "native" language Ed, you always manage to get your thoughts/message across.

I applaud your effort!

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