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Mercury Outboard Serial & Model Number Guide

Knowing the features and year of your Mercury outboard can help with ordering Mercury outboard parts and Mercury outboard repair manuals.

You can find your Mercury outboard serial number and model number on an ID tag on the mounting bracket, or in some cases on an engine block freeze plug. See below for a Model Number Description Guide and Serial Number to Year chart.

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Mercury Outboard Model Code

Model Code Engine Features
CXL Extra long shaft (25"/635mm) driveshaft housing. Left hand prop rotation. (V-6 models).
CXXL Extra extra long shaft (30"/762mm) driveshaft housing. Left hand prop rotation. (V-6.models).
E Electric start, short shaft (15"/381mm) driveshaft housing. Remote control steering.
EH Electric start, short shaft (15"/381mm) driveshaft housing. Tiller handle steering.
EHO Electric start, short shaft (15"/381 mm) driveshaft housing. Tiller handle steering. Oil injection standard.
EL Electric start, long shaft (20"/508mm) driveshaft housing. Remote control steering.
ELH Electric start, long shaft (20"/508mm) driveshaft housing. Tiller handle steering.
ELHO Electric start, long shaft (20"/508mm) driveshaft housing. Tiller handle steering. Oil injection standard.
ELHPT Electric start, long shaft (20"/508mm) drives haft housing. Tiller handle steering. Power trim standard.
ELHPTO Electric start, long shaft (20"/508mm) driveshaft housing. Tiller handle steering. Power trim and oil injection standard.
ELLH Electric start, long shaft (22-1/2"/572mm) driveshaft housing. Tiller handle steering.
ELO Electric start, long shaft (20"/508mm) driveshaft housing. Remote control-steering. Oil injection - standard.
ELPT Electric start, long shaft (20"/508mm) driveshaft housing. Remote control steering. Power trim standard.
ELPTO Electric start, long shaft (20"/508mm) driveshaft housing. Remote control steering. Power trim and oil injection standard.
EMH Electric start, short shaft (15"/381mm) driveshaft housing. Tiller handle steering.
EMLH Electric and manual start, long shaft (20"/508mm) driveshaft housing. Tiller handle steering.
EO Electric start, short shaft (15"/381mm) driveshaft housing. Remote control steering. Oil injection standard.
EPT Electric start, short shaft (15"/381mm) driveshaft housing. Remote control steering. Power trim standard.
EXLH Electric start, extra long shaft (25"/635mm) driveshaft housing. Tiller handle steering.
EXLHPT Electric start, extra long shaft (25:/635mm) driveshaft housing. Tiller handle steering. Power trim standard.
EXLHPTO Electric start, extra long shaft (25:/635mm) driveshaft housing. Tiller handle steering. Power trim and oil injection standard.
EXLPT Electric start, extra long shaft (25"/635mm) driveshaft housing. Remote control steering. Power trim standard.
L Long shaft (20"/508mm) driveshaft housing. Right hand prop rotation. (V-6 models).
M Manual start, short shaft (15"/381mm) driveshaft housing. Tiller handle steering.
ML Manual start, long shaft (20"/508mm) driveshaft housing. Tiller handle steering.
MLL Manual start, long-long shaft (22-1/2"/572mm) driveshaft housing. Tiller handle steering
MLRC Manual start, long shaft (20"/508mm) driveshaft housing. Remote control steering.
MRC Manual start, short shaft (15"/381mm) driveshaft housing. Remote control steering.
MSL Manual start, short-long shaft (17- 1/2"/445 mm) driveshaft housing. Tiller handle steering.
MXL Manual start, extra long shaft (25"/635mm) driveshaft housing. Remote control steering.
XL Extra long shaft (25"/635mm) driveshaft housing. Right hand prop rotation. (V-6 models).
XXL Extra extra long shaft (30"/762mm) driveshaft housing. Right hand prop rotation. (V-6 models).

Mercury Outboard Year by Model & Serial Number

Mercury outboard serial number guide