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MERC 5.7 EFI conversion to MPI

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  • MERC 5.7 EFI conversion to MPI

    Here is a question for a MERCRUISER guru.

    I have a 2000 5.7 EFI 260hp Mercruiser in my Doral 250SE.
    I also have a complete injection system (intake, injectors, distributor, wiring, ECU, fuses etc) from a 5.7 MPI 300hp.

    The question is if I change all that on my engine,
    1. will it work?
    2. will that make my engine 300hp too?

    As far as I know and from info around the internet, everything else between those two engines is excactly the same (comp. ratio, engine block, internals, cam etc.)

    Any ideas?


  • #2
    Re: MERC 5.7 EFI conversion to MPI

    Probably no difference. Without seeing the published specs, it seems like the increase in horsepower is because the rating is at a higher rpm.

    horsepower=torqueXrpm/5252.

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    • #3
      Re: MERC 5.7 EFI conversion to MPI

      the horse power increase would come from differant cam and pistons.. the efi would have better throttle response.. but it would not add hp
      1998 Campion Chase 580 sport boat

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      • #4
        Re: MERC 5.7 EFI conversion to MPI

        1. EFI vs MPI rpm difference is almost 500rpm more for MPI (4880 vs 5200). If we where talking for an engine with a comp. ratio of 12:1, that might have a base. So I do not thing that this is enough for 40hp more.

        2. As for throttle response, from personal experience (seen a 5.7 MPI in action) in no way the EFI is better than the MPI.

        Looks like that the extra 40hp is coming from better breath of the engine due to larger bore throttles and more air available to the engine in combination with more precise injection timing and better air/fuel mix.
        Also both engines have Vortech heads (1998-> today).

        A fuel injector positioned right above each inlet valve is way more accurate both in volume and velocity than one positioned so far away (before and above the throttles). This is because air and liquid velocities are not the same due to weight (air is moving faster) and that fuel is sticking at the walls of the ports each time there is a bend (turn) or turbulance at it's route.

        According to all that, the horsepower=torqueXrpm/5252 is true IF the engine makes more torque with that set up at the same RPM......

        So that brings us to the original question....

        From a practical (mechanical) point of view, is this conversion going to work and have the desired result?

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        • #5
          Re: MERC 5.7 EFI conversion to MPI

          Originally posted by bannister View Post
          Here is a question for a MERCRUISER guru.

          I have a 2000 5.7 EFI 260hp Mercruiser in my Doral 250SE.
          I also have a complete injection system (intake, injectors, distributor, wiring, ECU, fuses etc) from a 5.7 MPI 300hp.

          The question is if I change all that on my engine,
          1. will it work?
          2. will that make my engine 300hp too?

          As far as I know and from info around the internet, everything else between those two engines is excactly the same (comp. ratio, engine block, internals, cam etc.)

          Any ideas?

          Are you asking.....Will MPI outperform TBI...In a boat probably not..now if oxygen sensors were used in a boat yes you would see a gain..but not much.

          In the end you can get a mpi engine to run a larger cam which will make more HP that is true...However cams that large create something called reversion along with shifting the power band aka you power starts @ 2000 and shines @5000 to 6000...Boats generally run from 1000 to 3500 most of the time..

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          A fuel injector positioned right above each inlet valve is way more accurate both in volume and velocity than one positioned so far away (before and above the throttles). This is because air and liquid velocities are not the same due to weight (air is moving faster) and that fuel is sticking at the walls of the ports each time there is a bend (turn) or turbulance at it's route.

          Yes that is correct....But without os sensors it doesnt matter....A boat is running on a fairly primitive program...that is it cant adapt to optimal fuel to air ratios...actullay all that wonderful tech gets dumbed down a bit or a lot...The programs run very rich fuel to air ratios and the timing curves arnt that agressive...But they can run all day @ 4000 rpm and not break...There tuned for long term reliabilty..very conservative...
          Stickly a opinion your milage may vary.

          Speed is how fast you hit the wall
          Torque is how far you move the wall"

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          • #6
            Re: MERC 5.7 EFI conversion to MPI

            good points there, but......

            If the intake manifold and the injection system are not what makes the 40hp difference between those two engines (same block, same internals, same heads, same comp. ratio), then what is?



            maybe the MPI and different intake manifold results to: horsepower=torqueXrpm/5252 is true IF the engine makes more torque with that set up at the same RPM......

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            • #7
              Re: MERC 5.7 EFI conversion to MPI

              What I am really asking is if this conversion/parts exhange is possible given the rest of the engine is the same.
              Will it work even with no difference?

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              • #8
                Re: MERC 5.7 EFI conversion to MPI

                Should work since you have everything just might not see the HP gains.

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                • #9
                  Re: MERC 5.7 EFI conversion to MPI

                  That i cannot answer i have no ideal...But a fairly good guess would be cam profile and a more agressive tune

                  http://www.obd2allinone.com/sc/detai...?item=mefitune

                  Call those guys they can tune you ecm..

                  Theres a great little cam.... with tbi a good tune and that cam should net you 350 hp

                  http://www.summitracing.com/parts/CCA-12-238-2/


                  Two things are important here your ecm type...mefi 1 2 3 4 and the size of your tbi unit...aka does it have 2" bores
                  Stickly a opinion your milage may vary.

                  Speed is how fast you hit the wall
                  Torque is how far you move the wall"

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                  • #10
                    Re: MERC 5.7 EFI conversion to MPI

                    Originally posted by bannister View Post
                    What I am really asking is if this conversion/parts exhange is possible given the rest of the engine is the same.
                    Will it work even with no difference?
                    Opps forgot a major issue...ECM type if your orignal boat is mefi 3 and the new controller is mefi 4 No it will not work...The controllers have to the same to the harness to work
                    Stickly a opinion your milage may vary.

                    Speed is how fast you hit the wall
                    Torque is how far you move the wall"

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                    • #11
                      Re: MERC 5.7 EFI conversion to MPI

                      Here's the question. Can you benefit from the 400 rpm increase to get "40 horsepower" at full throttle only? Will your exhaust manage the increased air volume? Will the intake/flame arrestor breathe well enough?

                      BTw, looks like the 400 rpm increase in rated power is good for 25 of those horses by itself. The bottom line, at 4000 rpms both will be virtually identical..only wide open will a difference be noticed.

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                      • #12
                        Re: MERC 5.7 EFI conversion to MPI

                        Originally posted by Aloysius View Post
                        Here's the question. Can you benefit from the 400 rpm increase to get "40 horsepower" at full throttle only? Will your exhaust manage the increased air volume? Will the intake/flame arrestor breathe well enough?

                        BTw, looks like the 400 rpm increase in rated power is good for 25 of those horses by itself. The bottom line, at 4000 rpms both will be virtually identical..only wide open will a difference be noticed.
                        your right....Its really doesnt matter though...his controller is rev limitied to 4950...Sooo who cares..
                        Stickly a opinion your milage may vary.

                        Speed is how fast you hit the wall
                        Torque is how far you move the wall"

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                        • #13
                          Re: MERC 5.7 EFI conversion to MPI

                          ok, here is the project one more time.

                          Engine is a 2000 5.7 EFI.

                          Remove ECM, wiring, throttle body, intake manifold and fuses.

                          New parts out of a 350 MAG MPI.

                          Install new ECM, wiring, intake manifold, injectors, throttle body and fuses.

                          No need for matching ECM's or reflushing, rewiring or cam change.
                          Everything OEM.

                          Exhaust and all other parts of the engine are the same between those two.
                          We are not talking for a car engine with headers and muflers restricting the flow. The diameter of that exhaust can support twice that horse power.

                          The goal is not the extra 400rpm (and more consuption) BUT MORE TORQUE at the SAME RPM resulting to more BHP. (due to better volumetric efficiency from the intake manifold and multi point injection.)

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                          • #14
                            Re: MERC 5.7 EFI conversion to MPI

                            You're not gonna get a noticeable difference just by swapping the fuel injection. If it gets the proper amount of fuel, it's gonna make the same power.

                            The BIG difference in sequential multiport injection is the fuel control at LOW rpms. After a certain rpm, the event duration is so short the injectors are spraying 100% of the time.

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                            • #15
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                              Re: MERC 5.7 EFI conversion to MPI

                              Mercruiser rated the MAG 350 MPI engine/drive at 300 HP.

                              That's PROPSHAFT HP.

                              If you transfer all the MAG 350 "stuff" over to the other engine and it's built the same as the MAG 350 MPI engine (cam, pistons, compression ratio, etc)......It WILL make 300 propshaft HP.


                              The question is if I change all that on my engine,
                              1. will it work?
                              2. will that make my engine 300hp too?

                              1. YES.

                              2. YES


                              3. will it make a difference? probably not a lot......Do it and compare the performance!


                              take pictures and videos and share!!


                              Cheers,


                              Rick
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