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SeaRay 240, high idle, changing from forward to reverse is…

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SeaRay 240, high idle...

SeaRay 240, high idle, changing from forward to reverse is difficult- loud clunking along with engine rattle. Difficult to dock because the speed is too high.

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Ok- third voyage, engine well-maintained, idling too high for docking, shifting is rough and abrupt, engine rattling

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2002 Sea Ray 240 engine tuned in 2017

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Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 1 month ago
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Hi Jeff, good morning my name is***** read what you wrote. Which engine do you have in the boat specifically? Can I get the serial number on it so I can ID the engine.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
09097604 240 This is what I have on a service record-
Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 1 month ago

That's not going to be the number. The serial number will always be on a metal plate riveted to the engine block just above the starter motor. It is also sometimes located on a sticker on top of the engine itself. The format of the number is ***** to be 1 number, 1 letter, 6 more numbers. For example, 0A123456, 1B654321, 1C123456 would be mercury serial numbers.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
ok- i will have to go to the marina- thanks
Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 1 month ago

Okay no problem. Just reply back once you have that number.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Will do
Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 1 month ago

Sounds good. Catch you later one.

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