Hello Fellow Boaters,
Thanks for existing, I am a super NOOB to boating and this site has already answered many questions.
I just purchased my first new USED boat and am in the process of getting it ready for fishing.
It is a 1988 Glasstream with a 140HP Mercury O/B.
I purchased the Seloc Manual for the engine, and am going through it.
I could not find the build plate anywhere, but according to the Seloc Manual, the engine serial number is embossed on the powerhead. After removing some covers, I found what looks to be a good number, but would appreciate any "decoding" of it.
According to the manual, any Serial Number greater than 5625108 is a 140HP, 1980-1981, EL or ELPT.
I would also like to verify that the fuel/oil ratio IS 50:1??? And I can use any 2 cycle oil that is Rated TC-W3???
Thanks for any help.