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- Bella Notte
- Scurvy Dog
- Posts: 18
- Joined: January 15th, 2014, 7:50 am
- Vessel Info: 1979 voyager 3326
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Has anyone replace the head gaskets on a 79 350 engine?
I had a marine mechanic look at it and he said he would be glad to do it, that was 3 months ago. So now I'm going to try it myself and I was wondering if there were any tricks of the trade that might help and make it easier. I'm planning to do it with the engine still in the boat.
As the boat is on the hard in Maine it will be April before it is warm enough to make this repair any help or suggestions willl be greatly appreciated.
Marine mechanics in this area are very few and far between.
- CYO Moderator
- Posts: 2385
- Joined: February 5th, 2013, 9:24 pm
- Vessel Info: 1995 Boston Whaler Rage15
1987 3697 Carver Mariner
1988 Cougar 46 Kevlar Vee offshore
1969 15' Glasspar / 1967 Johnson Electromatic 85
1996 Boston Whaler Rage 15
- Location: Saint Joseph,Mi
- Has thanked: 49 times
- Been thanked: 389 times
Get some cardboard and punch holes to hold the various bolts in order.
Be a total anal person when removing gaskets.
Keep the pushrods and rockers in order.
Do not use much silicone gasket sealer. If you clean the surfaces, you njeed none other than maybe in the corners of the intake where the head, block, and manifold meet.
You dont need any "sealer" on the head gasket. None. Clean the surfaces very well.
Simple work, but it takes time. So take your time and do it right.
1969 Glaspar Avalon /1969 Johnson Electromatic 85
1987 Carver Mariner
1988 Cougar Kevlar 46' with triple blown 572 ci
1995 Boston Whaler Rage
Past - 1988 2807, 1989 4207 Aft
- Posts: 657
- Joined: July 29th, 2013, 11:35 pm
- Vessel Info: 2000 Carver 506
- Location: Georgian Bay
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2000 Carver 506
Queens Cove Marina
Georgian Bay, Ontario
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