Serial numbers between that year's beginning serial number and the next fall into the same model year. Looking back at this exciting history, as with many outboard companies it's roots can be traced back to its very unique founder; Carl Kiekhaefer. Mercury Marine History of the Company Mercury Marine turned 75 years old in 2014. Mercury Outboard Parts and Mercury Marine Motors are among the most popular outboard motors for sale today. I wish it was possible for us to give you the exact location for this plug however it varies from motor to motor. Only what year that serial number is in. .
Last edited by VicS; 08-06-12 at 10:03. This is a Jet Power Head and therefore does not have the typical transom located serial tag. Mercury ceased publishing this information after the 1996 model year. And thus Mercury Outboards were born by Kiekhaefer and his 25 employees working 18 hours per day, 7 days a week. Its no secret that the most reliable way to ensure getting the correct parts for that Mercury Outboard or Mercruiser Sterndrive Engine is by going directly to the specific Mercruiser Product Diagram associated with your Mercury Marine Serial Number. The serial number format is the same.
Select and purchase your outboard motor and sterndrive parts easily. Enter the engine's serial number in the block provided and you get the engine's model year and a comprehensive parts list. The dealer is the gold standard for information about your Mercury outboard and, using Mercury's proprietary resources, can provide you with the outboard's model year. Last edited by VicS; 08-06-12 at 13:43. I actually wrote down the website this time so I won't have to ask it again.
If not, locate the product identification plate on the engine mounting bracket. On it shows decal layout and colors by years. What's more convenient than using our simple Mercury Direct Online Diagrams to shop from the convenience of your home. Japanese Mariner motors have a totally different serial number scheme, e. If the model year doesn't appear on yours, the serial number, also located on this plate, is the key. Changes are periodically added to the information herein. Can anyone confirm that this is Australian or not? W e don't make parts for those.
If it begins 6A1- its a 1990 Japanese one rebadged Yamaha? Watch as Gary demonstrates how to find your engine serial number. Mastertech may make improvements to this site at any time. There is no way to find the model year of motors with significantly higher serial numbers than listed in these guides. For all other brands scroll down and use the facility below. Gary Parson's host of the Next Bite television show explains how to find an engine serial number on a Mercury outboard engine. The company was the failing manufacturer of the Thor Outboard Motor. How would you like to compare notes, if it were possible, on respective accomplishments on our day of reckoning---as well as our wrongs? Simply enter the original model or serial number assigned to your outboard motor by Mercury Marine.
Kiekhaefer had 3 unique qualities that made him less than the ideal employee 1 He had a keen eye to see inherent flaws in mechanical designs, 2 He often fixated and worked tirelessly trying to fix those flaws, 3 He couldn't stand to work alongside anyone that didn't possess those first two qualities. For the Yamaha outboard parts library. Re: Mercury serial number to year chart Dzz; According to the parts listing I posted, you should be able to confirm whether it is a 7. The engine serial number is the key to efficient repair and ordering the correct parts. Looks like I might have to buy some parts very soon.
Although being labeled the father of Mercury Outboards, its interesting that Kiekhaefer actually worked as a draftsman for Evinrude outboard motors in 1927 however was fired after just 3 months employment with Evinrude. I'm having a problem identifying a used Mercury 4. Finding the model year of your Mercury outboard may be as simple as looking at its title if your state requires your Merc to carry its own, separate title. For engines built prior to 2006, contact any Mercury Marine dealer. All pricing is for a quantity of 1 only. Little to Carl's knowledge and his true desire to get into the Magnetic Separator business, these outboard motors would be the predecessor to the now world famous Mercury Outboard Motors.
Search The Mercury Outboard Parts Catalog by Serial Number. I am sure the good inhabitants of Porthcawl will appreciate the picture though. Can you direct me to an alternate location for the serial on this powerhead? And if its on that website please translate the information that given for that serial. If anyone has more information on these mystery serial numbers I would like to know. First, locate the horsepower of your outboard on the chart, then look down the list of serial number ranges. These motors do not have any consistent year-to-serial scheme. The boat is a 92', and I believe that it is the original motor.