View Full Version : Water ingestion

01-24-2002, 02:10 PM
I have put a cam in my 454 and now have water being sucked back into exhaust due to cam duration.I have tried Mercs trowel procedure from the service bulletin but still have problem .Any ideas

01-30-2002, 02:17 PM
" How do you know this is the cause? Not sure what Merc's "trowel procedure" is, but two things come to mind: water is entering your exhaust too close to the ports or water is entering the combustion chambers from some other source like a cracked exhaust manifold or head gasket. I can't imagine reversion from the cam actually drawing in water unless something else is wrong. "

01-31-2002, 09:28 PM
Thanks for answering so many of the recent questions... drop me an email ("") sometime.
Andrew Menkart

02-01-2002, 09:01 PM
" Andrew, you've got mail! "

03-19-2002, 09:48 AM
" if you're getting reversion, you've got WAY too much cam, go to less duration....in a boat you want Torque, not HP !! "

06-25-2002, 07:20 AM
" Hi PaulW,

Did you ever find the source of your ingestion. I just had my 454 rebuilt, change the cam(bought it from an auto parts store), the heads, new rings, a couple of the valves. I am getting water in cyl. 2,4,1&3. It seems the water is coming out of the collector back through the raiser. "