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Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician
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Experience:  40 yrs. experience with complete engine repairs both inboard/outboard and MerCruiser Certified Technician.
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Have a 73 260 leaking water from exhaust manifold from stove

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have a 73 260 leaking water from exhaust manifold from stove for choke was whats the fix
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Tan replied 1 year ago.
Hello John. My name is Tan.I'm assuming this is a V8 they didn't make a 160 or a 260. They have a 165 which is an inline 6 and the V8 which is a 245.Remove the intake manifold inspect the heads and the intake for cracks. If no cracks are visible then replace the gaskets and reassemble.The possible cause is a cracked or rotted out cylinder head. The only water passage in this are is in the cylinder head it self.

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