Engine and Drive Parts
Sierra Manifolds & Risers – The Perfect Replacement for your Engine!
February 21st, 2018 by SeaStar | No Comments » |

For those not so familiar with engine parts, manifolds & risers are part of the exhaust system and are essential to the smooth running of your engine. Most are made of cast iron as it withstands extreme temperatures (hot gases … Continue reading

HOW TO: When is it time for a timing belt change?
January 3rd, 2018 by SeaStar | 2 Comments |

As a part of routine maintenance on your boat, it’s very important that for about every 100 hours of use that you check your timing belts for signs of wear and damage to prevent break downs while on the water. … Continue reading

Fuel Injector Maintenance & Why it’s Important
September 27th, 2017 by SeaStar | No Comments » |

The idea behind maintaining your fuel injection system is pretty much a no-brainer; it keeps your engine reliable and ensures proper performance. Gunk builds up in your injectors from the process of cooling your engine. As the engine runs, the … Continue reading

Marine Starter VS. Automotive Starter… And the Winner Is…
November 24th, 2014 by SeaStar | No Comments » |

You pull the starter off of your Mercruiser (GM manufactured 5.7L) I/O and take it to the nearest auto parts supplier for a replacement. The starter for a car looks exactly the same as the one you just removed from … Continue reading

Tips to making the most of your STATS Diagnostic Tool
October 3rd, 2014 by SeaStar | No Comments » |

For some time, marine technicians needed an easier way to diagnose engine problems without the added expense of a laptop or having to maneuver a boat trailer or motor on a stand to the computer bay.  STATS™ (Sierra Touch and … Continue reading

How to Tell if a Starter is Bad on your Marine Engine
August 30th, 2014 by SeaStar | No Comments » |

When the starter on your marine engine refuses to crank, the engine’s starter may have gone bad. First, you need to make sure the starter is really the source of the problem.  Several other things: including a blown main fuse, … Continue reading

Save The Outdrive – Choose The Proper Anode For Your Boat
April 14th, 2014 by SeaStar | 2 Comments |

Corrosion is your boat’s worst enemy. Choosing the right anode for your boat is about as crucial as putting gasoline in the tank. It’s not as easy as it might seem. We’ve put together some basic information on anodes and … Continue reading