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help I.D. older evinrude

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  • help I.D. older evinrude

    hello everyone

    i just was given a boat with an older 85 hp evinrude starflight, i'm tring to figure out the year and all i have is the serial number 10005192 can anyone help me?

    thanks a bunch
    jason


  • #2
    Re: help I.D. older evinrude

    That's a serial number. There should be a model number on a small plate along with that serial number attached to the port (left) transom bracket. Also look for a small quarter size core plug on top of the powerhead, usually near the port (left) cylinder head.

    The model number is what is needed to determine exactly what that engine is.
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    • #3
      Re: help I.D. older evinrude

      thanks
      i'm not picking the boat up till sunday.. so i'll have to look then.... the funny part is i cab't even find any info about the boat either... i know the make and year but i can't track anything down on the net.... its and 1982 18' lynncraft,deep V hull.... the only lynncraft i can find was last built in 1979 and called a lyn-craft. Ohh well i'm just happy to have a boat to take my boys out on.....

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      • #4
        Re: help I.D. older evinrude

        Could your boat possibly be a 1979 that wasn't titled until 1982?

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        • #5
          Re: help I.D. older evinrude

          it might be but the vin number does state that its a 82 model.... who knows... i'll look at the vin plate more closely... i've only just looked at the title....

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          • #6
            Re: help I.D. older evinrude

            well i picked up the boat today!!!! and the model number is 85493B... So i'm assuming its an 1984 model.... does any one now anything i should be looking at as far as problems? i am planning in replacing the impeller and changing the upper and low fluids... i did notice oil on the fin at teh bottom... is there a seal behind the prop i should replace? BTW i am handy but i have never worked on an outboard before, cars motors yes but outboards no!!!

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            • #7
              Re: help I.D. older evinrude

              Model number 85493B indicates that the engine is a 1974 (not 1984) 85hp Evinrude.
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              • #8
                Re: help I.D. older evinrude

                i'm sorry.... that what i ment.... 74... not sure how the "8" got there.... thanks for all your help...

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