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Working on 1979 Mercruiser 470 (serial number 5120717).
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I was just confirming the location of the shift lever
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Tan
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I have a 3.0 Mercruiser with an Alpha One lower unit. I replaced
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Looking at a twin engine boat 470 merc c/w 898 outdrives as
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I am doing an interim major refit on my bayliner 3250 cruiser.
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I have oil leaking out of my water intake slots on the sides
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I have a 4.3 l mercruiser, Today i was on the water and went
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James
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Im tring to determine what type of mercruiser outdrive is on
Im tring to determine what type of mercruiser outdrive is on my boat there are no visable markings. The year in question is 1979, motor 470 merc inline 3.7 ltr. would that be pre alpha? alpha one? to … read more
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I just bougth a boat with the mercruiser 470,year 1985 .He
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just replace the impeller on an alpha one, i put the lower
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My 140 mercruiser started to overheat. I just bought the boat
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Will the foot or the whole drive assembly off of a 1973 140
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I have a 2002 Chapparral with 4.3 V6 and Alpha 1 outdrive.
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i have can not finda mercruiser 140 hp 181 ser. 1978 mark twan.
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i Have a 1985 webbcraft boat with a mercruiser engine and out
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I need guidance on replacing the water pump impeller on a 1998
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How difficult to change the impeller on a Mericruiser 3.0?
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