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Old 05-18-2013, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Engine Nut View Post
You can prevent electrolysis from attacking the plugs in the manifolds by separating the quick drain hose that runs between the manifolds and draining them any time the boat is going to sit unused for more than a couple of days. No electrolyte ... no electrolysis.

Thanks Engine Nut!!! I'll have to make this part of my clean up routine now.
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Originally Posted by 205er View Post
I drink wine and whine about it being too cold to drink beer....
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Old 05-18-2013, 11:00 PM
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Originally Posted by snork View Post
get yourself some gaskets when re-installing the headers or risers
Ok good to know
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Old 06-29-2013, 09:55 PM
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Mcx manifold lifespan?

Is 8 years considered reasonable service life for the factory manifolds? This 2005 mcx 5.7 started leaking at one of the welded plugs and the others look like they could go anytime.
And........the MC trailer is rusting to pieces under the boat.....all this after only 8 years of service. I fear I had too high expectations for the MC having owned other types of boats my whole life (I'm 53) and never had a trailer rust or a manifold go away with me.
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:11 PM
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depends where or what lake in texas you dunk your boat and trailer in
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