Every Mercury outboard has a serial number label located on the transom bracket area of the engine. The latest serial number labels display a 2-digit number in a box at the lower right portion of the label. These digits coincide with the last two digits of the year in which the outboard was manufactured. For example, if an outboard was manufactured in 2010, the number "10" would appear in the box at the lower right portion of the label.
Mercury uses a code to identify each outboard model it produces. In the past, the second-to-last character in the code was used to identify model year. Because Mercury had a model year, that character within the code was automatically updated every 12 months. For example, a 1-225V23DD model code referred to a Mercury 225XL Verado and the "D" in the second-to-last position represented the 2005 model year.
Finally, this is consistent with current trends within the marine industry. Mercury's MerCruiser sterndrive engines and MotorGuide electric trolling motors have not had model years for some time, and two other major outboard manufacturers have also eliminated model year designations.
You can order all available literature online. You could also order all literature through any authorized Mercury dealer. Please have your outboard or sterndrive serial number before placing the order. You can also order manuals through our Publications department by calling 920-929-5110.
1980-PresentEngines since 1980 use a two letter code at the end of the model number based on the following key :INTRODUCES1234567890For example the 'CE' at the end of 100STLCE indicate that the engine is from '89'.If your are still unsure of your engine year, search for your model number on the Johnson 1980-later serial number year chart located here.
1969-1979The actual year is found in the model number, not the serial number.For example, 150TXL78 is a 150hp engine from 1978. 65ESLR72 would be from 1972.
Evinrude changed how they indicate year in the model number in 1980. Depending on the whether your engine is from before or after that year determins how you will find your Evinrude engine year information.
1980-PresentEngines since 1980 use a two letter code at the end of the model number based on the following key :INTRODUCES1234567890For example the 'ED' at the end of VE70TLED indicate that the engine is from '96'.If your are still unsure of your engine year, search for your model number on the Evinrude 1980-later serial number year chart located here.
With Yamaha model numbers, the last letter indicates the year. N1984P1991W1998K1985Q1992X1999J1986R1993Y2000H1986S1994Z2001G1988T1995A2002F1989U1996B2003D1990V1997C2004For example, in SX150TLRY1 the 'Y' tells you the model year is 2000.
With Suzuki model numbers, the last letter indicates the year. D1983M1991X1999E1984N1992Y2000F1985P1993K12001G1986R1994K22002H1987S1995K32003J1988T1996K42004K1989V1997 L1990W1998 For example, in DT40CRSN the 'N' tells you the model year is 1992.
The first serial number sold in a year becomes the beginning serial number. Serial numbers between that year's beginning serial number and the next fall into the same year. Search for your engine horsepower on the Mercury Mariner serial number year chart located here to find the beginning serial number for the range that includes your engine.
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.
Therefore, Mercury Marine parts are often segmented by serial number ranges. Knowing your serial number will allow you to make sure that you are ordering the right parts, whether you are utilizing a Mercury engine schematic/Mercury outboard parts diagrams, the Mercury parts library, the complete list of Mercruiser parts library, or other resources.
I have what I believe to be a 7.5 or 9.9 hp mercury outboard motor. The serial number is 6546229. That is the only visible number on the tag. I have not been able to find any usable info on this motor. Do you have any info on that serial number?
Thank you for reaching out to us. Sorry for the delayed response. I ran the serial number with mercury and they were unable to pull up any information. I can probably find it going thru the archive catalogs, how many cylinders is this motor?
I have a Mercury 4hp 2 stroke serial number 5590507, if I iiam reading the information right was this motor made in Belgium, I have been entering the number wrong on other sites I thought it was 590507 based on the Blue stripe and number 4 it appears it was made in 1972 would that be correct
Hi, I have a mercury 140 blue band and looking for some parts info,The part i need has no visible numbers on it , i think it is an idler controller serial number is on the motor is 5553107 thanks in advance for any help
Hello Siri am looking for the real manual of my mercury outboard for what i can read the serial number must be something like OG678044 or OG678014 building year 1998 125ELPT can u let me know if this is the wright number and origin thank u
Hello, I am trying to determine the shaft length of a particular Mercury engine. Info I have is model number: 15a51412fz and serial number: 1c012430. I am told it is a 50HP 4 stroke, year 2007. Unfortunately, I do not have the engine in front of me to measure it. Please help. Thanks!
i have an old mercury outboard 2 stroke that was given to me and i have no idea what hp it is or anything about it and cant find anything to look the serial number up on. it is 6242334. if you could reply to this or reply with an email it would be greatly apricated.
It is important to know what year your outboard was manufactured with its Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). You might be thinking, where do I find that information? We conducted thorough research about this and put together helpful information for you.
This serial number is somewhere between 4 to 8 characters long and can be a letter-number combination. However, letters I, O, and Q are not allowed in this portion because of their similarities to numerical figures. 2b1af7f3a8