Starting a new thread on help reinstalling my 4.3L Vortec

Discussion in 'Sterndrives' started by Leonard Martinez, Jul 29, 2017.

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  1. Leonard Martinez
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    I just joined this sight and don't know how to create my own post. I need help reinstalling my 4.3L Vortec. Can anyone walk me through the steps of creating my own post? Much appreciated.
     
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    It should be on the top right on the page that you see the list of all these posts.
     
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    Welcome to the forum.

    The first thing you need to do is get the appropriate manual for your engine/drive configuration. Read through it carefully, as some can be a bit confusing for a novice. You can also download the manual, from several sites. Assuming an Alpha one, with your 4.3, this is the Mercruiser PDF. >Mercury-MerCruiser GM V6 262 CID 4.3L Marine Engines Service Manual Number 25 Sections 1-3 - Page [101] https://marine.needmanual.com/1998-2001-mercury-mercruiser-gm-v6-262-cid-4-3l-marine-engines-service-manual-number-25.html?page_number=101<

    What are your questions, as engine install is pretty easy on this particular combo, though alignment can be tedious.
     
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    What are three right exhaust manifolds to buy? Will any marine v6 manifolds work?
     
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    There's essentially two exhaust manifolds to consider, ones with and ones without elbows. This depends on a few factors, such as the make, model and year of your setup, engine compartment configuration, does it have a Y pipe or through transom arrangement, etc. You'll need to level the playing field with some information and possibly some photos first. What are you working on?
     

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