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    Rebuilt / New Engine recommendations please-gctid392262

    Morning fellow boaters,

    My mechanic called me again this morning, informing me of what seems to be a lack of metal between cylinder 2&3 cause the gasket to non exist causing in my block needing work.

    now, from what i can recall, the cylinder walls cannot be fixed?

    Anyone know where i can get a reman block or new engine?

    1997 Mercruiser 5.7L / 350

    #2
    Do a search, you'll find many places, people, and opinions.

    Does your mechanic not have a recommendation? He must have "a guy"?
    Geoff & Jen
    Shocking Lesson
    1986 3870
    Hino 175's

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      #3
      MichiganMotors.

      http://www.michiganmotorz.com/

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      Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
      2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
      Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
      Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
      Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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        #4
        fox2050ss wrote:
        Morning fellow boaters,

        My mechanic called me again this morning, informing me of what seems to be a lack of metal between cylinder 2&3 cause the gasket to non exist causing in my block needing work.

        now, from what i can recall, the cylinder walls cannot be fixed?

        Anyone know where i can get a reman block or new engine?

        1997 Mercruiser 5.7L / 350
        Hmmmm- am I to understand that this is a siamesed block? What exactly happened that there is a "lack of metal" between the cylinders?

        If it's only a blown head gasket (where missing metal between the cylinders on the gasket makes more sense) it should be fairly simple fix. Before drop lots of cask on a reman or crate engine, I'd get the rest of the story first.....

        to answer your question, you can source an engine from Mercruiser directly, Michigan Motors, and other vendors.

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          #5
          Im heading to the cottage tomorrow and will be seeing the damage for myself as well as talking to the mechanic in person.

          I wish it was just the head gasket and not a complete engine overhaul.

          Thanks for the responses, everyones insight counts!!

          from what i got, he said there was absolutely no gasket between cyl 2&3, thus resulting in the 30lbs of compression i assume. Its weird, because the engine would start, run, but would slow down once over 25mph.

          All other cylinders had excellent compression

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            #6
            The siamesed cylinder block was the SBC 400 (6.55L). These don't fair well in the Marine world.

            I wish that they did, because this would be a good option for many of us.

            .
            Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
            2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
            Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
            Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
            Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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              #7
              Believe I found a major part of the problem.....the OP's signature has him going "62 mph...so far"...

              Overstressed engine = dead engine....

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                #8
                pau -- that was a one time open up when i bought the boat.

                i wakeboard behind the boat..i dont wakeboard at 62mph.

                majority of the time, my wife is driving.

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                  #9
                  62mph...????? that's a bit high for me. I prefer to W/B at around 55-58 mph!
                  Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
                  2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
                  Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
                  Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
                  Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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                    #10
                    lol.

                    anyone know of a reputable boat engine sales place?

                    Im in Canada, i cant seem to find too many around here

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