Re: Water leaking from head bolts
Roy & Brenda Lange
Clint & Nancy:
I torqued the head bolts on my 53′ Merc when it was done. The I start it up without water for about 3 minutes, then let it cool off and then re-torque it again. Then fill the block with water and start it up and let it come to full temperature…let it cool off and then re-torque it again. Then run it about 100 miles and re-torque it again. Then I would say at least once a year there after.
The bolts will leak in the begining…..