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Old 12-22-2012, 11:56 PM
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Mike205, is this something that you have done to yours before?
As Kyle stated in another post my OCD on my boat is 13 on a scale of 10. I inspect my riser manifolds every season. My riser/manifolds are approaching 18 years old. I have yet to pull off my exhaust manifolds because they do not show any sign's of seeping or leaking. I obsess about the oxidation occurring in the water jacket of my engine manifold and risers.

I have been treating my manifolds bolts every season to maintain them. At one point I will have to pay the piper and pull the manifolds. But until then oxidation and I will be battling it out.

If you can't get the manifolds to budge with simple means...it's time to get the professionals involved. The only thing I can think of is that there was some water intrusion or oxidation that worked it's way down the mating surfaces...now it needs to be broken loose. I would seek professional advice before applying to force or a strong blow from a hammer to brake it loose. Any boat owner should be ready to fork over $1K to repair an old engine. Maybe PM JIM at BAWS to get an opinion.

Madcityskier has over 2K hours on his original engine... my goal is to beat him..
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:18 PM
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Madcityskier has over 2K hours on his original engine... my goal is to beat him..
And your hour count is what at this point?
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:22 PM
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And your hour count is what at this point?
675 - I have a long way to go
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:25 AM
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We got them off. We tried the pry bar hammer and all. I got nervous. I was afraid of damaging or cracking the block. (we never hit the block)

We used a pota power and they came right off. Will add the new manifolds and risers this week.

So yesterday I pulled the trigger! Took all of the interior out and decided to have it all redone. By the time I'm done it'll look new.

Should I start a new thread under refurbishing?
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Old 12-25-2012, 12:14 PM
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We got them off. We tried the pry bar hammer and all. I got nervous. I was afraid of damaging or cracking the block. (we never hit the block)

We used a pota power and they came right off. Will add the new manifolds and risers this week.

So yesterday I pulled the trigger! Took all of the interior out and decided to have it all redone. By the time I'm done it'll look new.

Should I start a new thread under refurbishing?
Congrats... pota power? (porta power jack?) I would be nervous too..giving it a good whack...but I guess that's what it takes...too bad you did not have someone video taping...
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