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Hi I have a 2010 SeaRay 260 sundeck where I have been told the engine needs to be replaced we are in Florida and the salt water suppposedly kills it it is inboard How much would you expect that to cost

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I think that is it, thanks

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Good morning, my name is ***** ***** am I speaking with? I read what you wrote. Do you know which size/horsepower your existing engine is? Even better, if you have your engine serial number I can look that up.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I can see if I can find it

the serial number will be on a metal plate riveted to the engine block just above the starter motor. It is also sometimes on a sticker on top of the engine. The format of that number will be 1 letter, 1 number, 6 more letters. For example, 0A123456, 1B654321 ect ect. Were you near the boat now to look for this, or is it going to be a while for you to get that number?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I got the serial number
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Craft: 2010 Sea Ray 260 Sundeck HIN #: SERV2029A010
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Is that what you need?
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I guess it was the Hull ID I got you. Is that sufficient

What I needed is the serial number on the engine, not the HIN number. Can you get the engine serial?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I am working on finding it

Okay

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
1A609107
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
That should be it

Okay got it. This engine isn't all that old, even by Florida standards. Did the engine block just rot out from the saltwater exposure?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I am not sure. The mechanic just told me it would more expensive to fix than replace.
Something about Mercury did not deliver long ... something
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
As you can tell I am not an expert
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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Jason, have you done business with Michigan Motorz before? I am considering buying the engine from them?

Yes I have. I've never had a problem.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
sounds good. Our mechanic did not know them and was a bit worried about warranty, but he would call them in that regard.

They are a reputable company. I wouldn't worry about ordering from them.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Perfect, thanks
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