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    Default 1985 115 hp Mercury Ignition System

    Does the 85 115 Merc have the distributor in it or the more up to date ignition system? Want to know before I waste time to go look at it as I've been told that they are a problem.

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    Default Re: 1985 Mercury Ignition System

    No distributor,they have individual coils on each pot

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    Default Re: 1985 Mercury Ignition System

    Maybe, maybe not. Is this an in-line six? If so, ALL of them have distributors and, by 1988, elctronic triggered distributors.

    Jeff

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    Default Re: 1985 Mercury Ignition System

    Must have looked at the wrong diagram,too much whiskey

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    Default Re: 1985 Mercury Ignition System

    Jeff are you absolutely sure that all inlines have a distributor !!!------------------I always thought that they switched to the 6 coils in 1978 or so .--------------Let us know what you find in your research.------------------------And those 6 coil ADI motors are quite reliable for, for those who asked the initial question

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    Default Re: 1985 Mercury Ignition System

    Yes, It is an inline six motor. I think it has individual coils but won't know unless I see it which I was trying to find out before I took the time to go look. I haven't gotten a reply from the owner yet, I thought that someone on here would know. Thanks!

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    Default Re: 1985 Mercury Ignition System

    http://www.crowleymarine.com/mercury-outboard/278.cfm Have a look at this site and see if you think this is the engine.And if you need parts,this site you're on,marineengine.com is a good place to go and the prices aren't bad.

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    Default Re: 1985 Mercury Ignition System

    One coil only for those electronic ignition Mercs; two for the breaker point Mercs.

    Jeff

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    Default Re: 1985 Mercury Ignition System

    A 1985 inline 6 , would have 6 coils and 2 powerpacks.-------------NO BELT DRIVEN DISTRIBUTOR !!
    Last edited by racerone; 04-04-2011 at 07:38 AM.

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    Default Re: 1985 Mercury Ignition System

    A VEE six, yes.

    Jeff

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    Default Re: 1985 Mercury Ignition System

    You funny Jeff-----, and wrong too!!

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    Default Re: 1985 Mercury Ignition System

    The, ah, '79 1/2 up used the, ah, 6 coils. Doh.

    Jeff

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    Default Re: 1985 Mercury Ignition System

    I have found out this much about it. It does have six coils on it. Still don't know about the distributor part but I would think that it doesn't have one, right????

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    Default Re: 1985 Mercury Ignition System

    No belt driven distributor on an 85 -inline 6 cylinder Mercury.

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    Default Re: 1985 Mercury Ignition System

    1979 the inline 6's went to the trigger under the flywheel, 6 coils, 2 switchboxes according to the book.
    [FONT=Impact]Best Regards[/FONT]
    [FONT=Impact]Steve[/FONT] ;)

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    Default Re: 1985 Mercury Ignition System

    Correct.

    Jeff (color me embarrassed!)

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    Default Re: 1985 Mercury Ignition System

    Thanks guys! Thats why I come to this site for information! Everyone pitches in & finds the answers!

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    Default Re: 1985 Mercury Ignition System

    There is a --------------WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE AVAIABLE-------------- for those who want to " look , listen and learn "

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