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Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician
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Experience:  40 yrs. experience with complete engine repairs both inboard/outboard and MerCruiser Certified Technician.
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Does a mercruiser 470 use the same distributor as the 4.3L

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does a mercruiser 470 use the same distributor as the 4.3L mercruiser?
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Customer: distributor cap is getting "chunked" out at the top. I have play in distributor shaft. Need to know if the 4.3L mercruiser uses the same distributor as the 3.7L.
JA: Is there anything else the Marine Mechanic should be aware of?
Customer: Not at this time.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Tan replied 1 year ago.

Hello. My name is Tan.

No they are completely different distributors. Here is the 470.

Here is the 4.3.

Have you pulled the distributor out and inspected it?

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