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Help with Engine Serial numbers

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Help with Engine Serial numbers

Postby AC3207 » March 23rd, 2024, 2:56 pm

Want to purchase tune up parts such as filters and impellers for my recently purchased 1986 AC 3207. Im having trouble nailing down what engines I have based on the serial numbers. I cant seem to find these serial number ranges when I go to websites that sale parts etc. Any help on id'ing the engines and a good place to purchase parts would be welcome. Thanks.

SERIAL NUMBERS:
Port: A483163
Starboard: A492900

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Re: Help with Engine Serial numbers

Postby bud37 » March 23rd, 2024, 4:07 pm

Here is an old crusader parts cat........won't help to buy parts but may help to ID stuff as you go along......see if anything helps.......

Can you take a pic of the engine id plates, maybe they are rebuilds....what color are the engines ?


https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/2712/ ... 1657244116

Here is some more info......https://marinepartssource.com/blog/iden ... ne-engines
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Re: Help with Engine Serial numbers

Postby AC3207 » March 23rd, 2024, 4:21 pm

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Posted on another hosting site so maybe they will come through.

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Re: Help with Engine Serial numbers

Postby bud37 » March 23rd, 2024, 4:24 pm

Aha ....not crusaders...ignore my previous info
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Re: Help with Engine Serial numbers

Postby AC3207 » March 23rd, 2024, 4:31 pm

Any idea what they are?

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Re: Help with Engine Serial numbers

Postby Viper » March 23rd, 2024, 4:33 pm

It really helps to have the make and model number. Are they black or blue? Those serial numbers don't come up under Mercruiser so I suspect they're Crusader. Are you getting these serial numbers from plaques on the engines or just paperwork that you have? A couple of places to check for plaques are the rocker covers, Flame arrestor cover/cowling, the side of the oil pan, and at the rear of the engine on the flywheel cover.

PS, I can't see the image you posted.
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Re: Help with Engine Serial numbers

Postby bud37 » March 23rd, 2024, 6:26 pm

Viper wrote:Source of the post PS, I can't see the image you posted.


On the pics he posted it shows black engines with Mercury marine tags....not mercruiser, if that helps ?
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Re: Help with Engine Serial numbers

Postby tomschauer » March 23rd, 2024, 7:48 pm

I can see the pics, but I can't blow them up.
If you are looking for filters, look at the part numbers of the filters installed, same with spark plugs.
For the raw water impellers, get a good pic of the pump housing. They are most likely standard merc impellers but may have had pumps changed over the years.

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Re: Help with Engine Serial numbers

Postby Viper » March 23rd, 2024, 8:31 pm

Looks like 5.0L (305) 230 MIE or 5.7L (350) 260 MIE GM engines

Go to the link below, click on the "Main Tree" tab on the left, click on the "Inboard and TowSports" section, click on the "Gas" section, and look for the two models I mentioned above. There will be a few in each category so check the model year. Here you will see a parts breakdown and their part numbers. I tried entering your serial numbers a few different ways but it wouldn't return any results. Let us know if you have a problem navigating through it.....

https://public-mercurymarine.sysonline.com/Default.aspx?sysname=NorthAmerica&company=Guest&NA_KEY=NA_KEY_VALUE&langIF=eng&langDB=eng

BTW, your impeller is 47-59362. Very common and easy to find.
Spin-on Fuel filter - 35-802893T (Merc brand) or 35-802893Q (Quicksilver brand) both are Mercury brands, same filter
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Re: Help with Engine Serial numbers

Postby AC3207 » March 24th, 2024, 8:24 am

Thanks for the tips. I went and did some more looking. Looks like you are correct in that they are 260 MIE's. Thanks everyone. :down:

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