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  1. #1

    Default Serial Number problem

    Hi I have a 45 hp Mariner A917891 I cant find on any Serial Number Guides.

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    Default Re: Serial Number problem

    Made where ?----Belgium / Australia ??

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    Where would I find that information.

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    Default Re: Serial Number problem

    1986 model

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    Default Re: Serial Number problem 2

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Marshall View Post
    I am trying to get info on an 80HP Mercury, ELPTO. Serial no is very hard to read, could be 08920837 or 08320837 or 09320837 or 09920837. No year model displayed on ID sticker. I'm in Australia, which i would think it was probably made here.

    MOtor looks in pretty good shape, may have been reconditioned, (outside looks like a respray) but there isn't a trade/shop ticket on it. It backfires when I start it. Also, some oil splatters on top of transom and shelf.

    Appreciate advice

    pad

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    Default Re: Serial Number problem

    Australia serial numbers are typically difficult to find for us in the US and I'm not really seeing much at this time..... Maybe try cleaning up the serial number plate and posting a photo of the number plate and engine to see if maybe it will help some.

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    Ok, will do, thanks. I decided to buy the boat, and took it for its first spin. Motor runs beautifully.

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    Default Re: Serial Number problem

    i am unable to download photos of my motor through the menu above. is there another way?

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    Default Re: Serial Number problem

    HI , I am using photobucket to hopefully download the photo of my motor for identification

    thanks
    Pad

    http://i496.photobucket.com/albums/r...e/IMG_0409.jpg
    http://i496.photobucket.com/albums/r...e/IMG_0406.jpg

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    Default Re: Serial Number problem

    Quote Originally Posted by pad1 View Post
    HI , I am using photobucket to hopefully download the photo of my motor for identification

    thanks
    Pad

    http://i496.photobucket.com/albums/r...e/IMG_0409.jpg
    http://i496.photobucket.com/albums/r...e/IMG_0406.jpg
    I"m going to partially answer my own question here. According to the mercury serial number guide: http://www.marineengine.com/mfr/mercury_models.html there were only 3 years that Mercury manufactured an 80 HP, 3 cyl two stroke motor. that is, 1987, 1988,1989. However, my serial number is not listed. it is 08930837. there is no way of knowing which of these years this motor was manufactured. It would be good to know so i could properly date the motor. Anyone shed any more light on this?

    thanks
    Pad

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    Quote Originally Posted by pad1 View Post
    I"m going to partially answer my own question here. According to the mercury serial number guide: http://www.marineengine.com/mfr/mercury_models.html there were only 3 years that Mercury manufactured an 80 HP, 3 cyl two stroke motor. that is, 1987, 1988,1989. However, my serial number is not listed. it is 08930837. there is no way of knowing which of these years this motor was manufactured. It would be good to know so i could properly date the motor. Anyone shed any more light on this?

    thanks
    Pad
    I'M still unable to pinpoint a year for you on this one bring an Australia number that starts with an 08.

    Though Australia's number isn't listed in the service manual index for your 80 HP engine model, the service manual for the 80 hp 3 cylinders suggests the year range to be from 1987 - 1993.

    Mercury manual part number 90-13645--2 / 1095 covers;
    70/75/75 Marathon/75XD/75 Sea Pro 80/90 (3 Cylinder) 1987 thru 1993 AND 100 & 115 (4 Cylinder) 1988 thru 1993
    (U) 0A997142 thru 0D283221 (B) 09502135 thru 09793576 (C) 0A722297 and Above
    (U) 0B209468 thru 0D283221 (B) 09523034 thru 09793576 (C) 0A731673 and Above
    https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...45--2&_sacat=0

    Could you use something like nail polish to try and carefully clean some of the black stuff off that looks like paint in order to help confirm them numbers.....Depending on the angle you look at the numbers they start to look like they could be a mix of numbers and or letters.....Now i see why you had a list of them to start with.

    Maybe an overall photo of the engine will help someone know as sometimes the engine decal colors tends to help certain members such as racerone know the year by looking at them.
    Last edited by boat_tech; 02-06-2018 at 05:03 AM.

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    Default Re: Serial Number problem

    Thanks Boat Tech,

    I did include a picture of the motor in this link: http://i496.photobucket.com/albums/r...e/IMG_0406.jpg
    Is that enough or do I need more?


    Quote Originally Posted by boat_tech View Post
    I'M still unable to pinpoint a year for you on this one bring an Australia number that starts with an 08.

    Though Australia's number isn't listed in the service manual index for your 80 HP engine model, the service manual for the 80 hp 3 cylinders suggests the year range to be from 1987 - 1993.

    Mercury manual part number 90-13645--2 / 1095 covers;
    70/75/75 Marathon/75XD/75 Sea Pro 80/90 (3 Cylinder) 1987 thru 1993 AND 100 & 115 (4 Cylinder) 1988 thru 1993
    (U) 0A997142 thru 0D283221 (B) 09502135 thru 09793576 (C) 0A722297 and Above
    (U) 0B209468 thru 0D283221 (B) 09523034 thru 09793576 (C) 0A731673 and Above
    https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...45--2&_sacat=0

    Could you use something like nail polish to try and carefully clean some of the black stuff off that looks like paint in order to help confirm them numbers.....Depending on the angle you look at the numbers they start to look like they could be a mix of numbers and or letters.....Now i see why you had a list of them to start with.

    Maybe an overall photo of the engine will help someone know as sometimes the engine decal colors tends to help certain members such as racerone know the year by looking at them.

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    Testing of adding photos!!

    Thanks, for some reason the engine photo didn't want to open earlier but the serial number plate opened.

    Hopefully one of the guys might recognize the engine better then I.

    One other option to try is search online under ( identifying mercury outboards by color of decals ) as there are a few places that color coordinate the known decals to years made.

    You may not be able to open my link to my search of identifying mercury outboards by color of decals but just in case here it is, https://www.bing.com/search?q=identi...57E593643BFBEC
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    Default Re: Serial Number problem

    The decal which seems to be the same as mine says 1986, perhaps that's the year that they started making them. I was hoping to hone into the exact year.

    thanks,

    Pad

    Quote Originally Posted by boat_tech View Post
    Testing of adding photos!!

    Thanks, for some reason the engine photo didn't want to open earlier but the serial number plate opened.

    Hopefully one of the guys might recognize the engine better then I.

    One other option to try is search online under ( identifying mercury outboards by color of decals ) as there are a few places that color coordinate the known decals to years made.

    You may not be able to open my link to my search of identifying mercury outboards by color of decals but just in case here it is, https://www.bing.com/search?q=identi...57E593643BFBEC

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    Default Re: Serial Number problem

    Hello I also have serial probs I can’t find my numbers anywhere they are 8067920 Mercury marina 50hp 4cyl 2stroke blue line made in Australia..
    i need to order a impeller but I don’t know what the order number is for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mabruce1769 View Post
    Hello I also have serial probs I canít find my numbers anywhere they are 8067920 Mercury marina 50hp 4cyl 2stroke blue line made in Australia..
    i need to order a impeller but I donít know what the order number is for it.
    I decided to visit a boat shop nearby. I showed him a photo of the motor, the dude said that parts were available for that motor. he didn't date it cause I only showed him the photo. best way to get an impeller is to pull the old one out and take it to the boat shop and get them to match it, I reckon.

    cheers

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    Default Re: Serial Number problem

    most of us on this site would recommend replacing entire water pump,not just the impeller.

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    Default Re: Serial Number problem

    Pad1,The decals,if you compare with these, put it '88 http://nymarine.ca/87-88ME80WEBPIC.gif This link covers the '88 range http://www.marineengine.com/parts/me...parts/80-3-cyl
    mabruce1769 The blue stripe could be anywhere between '72 - '81,depending on the number and decals,the number falls into this range http://www.marineengine.com/parts/me...parts/50-4-cyl.

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