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Skipper
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎07-30-2012

i.d. serial number without id plate

I bought a motor today and was looking for the serial number and couldnt find it.  I looked on the motor and on the transom bracket and found nothing.  But looked like there had been a sticker on the port side of the transom bracket, just wore off i guess.  Is there any other way to figure out the information for this motor: serial number, year,etc?  It looks to be a slightly older model and all i know is that it is a 6 h.p. evinrude.

Admiral
Posts: 4,553
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: i.d. serial number without id plate

 

 

Sometimes there is a quarter coin sized aluminum plug on the engine block that has numbers or a model number stamped onto it. A missing serial number tag on a used motor could be a red flag for a stolen motor or it could be just something that happened.

 

Another way to determine the year is to post pictures of the engine front, back and each side both with and without the motor cover and we may be able to narrow the year down close for you.

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"There is never just one thing wrong with a boat";
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The factory recommends that a properly trained technician service your Johnson or Evinrude outboard motor. If you elect to do it yourself, be sure to use caution, common sense, and to observe all safety procedures in the vicinity of gasoline, moving engine parts, high temperature components, heavy items, and electrical or ignition systems.

The information offered here is only general in nature and should not be construed as complete factory approved procedures, techniques, or specifications. Always use the proper service manual for your motor, up-to-date service literature, the correct tools, and have an understanding of how to proceed with troubleshooting and repair methods. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with a procedure, a situation or a technique, enlist the services of a factory trained technician.
Skipper
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎07-30-2012

Re: i.d. serial number without id plate

Thanks for the tip Bill! I looked at the motor and found what i believe is the model number but im having a hard time locating this number on the Evinrude operation guide page! Heres the number: E6RCUD . If the model number chart is correct , im guessing this is a evinrude, rope start-commercial/cd ignition, year- 76.
Admiral
Posts: 4,553
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: i.d. serial number without id plate

That appears to be a 1987 6hp.

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"There is never just one thing wrong with a boat";
                                                 -- Travis McGee, main character in a book series by John D. McDonald


***************
The factory recommends that a properly trained technician service your Johnson or Evinrude outboard motor. If you elect to do it yourself, be sure to use caution, common sense, and to observe all safety procedures in the vicinity of gasoline, moving engine parts, high temperature components, heavy items, and electrical or ignition systems.

The information offered here is only general in nature and should not be construed as complete factory approved procedures, techniques, or specifications. Always use the proper service manual for your motor, up-to-date service literature, the correct tools, and have an understanding of how to proceed with troubleshooting and repair methods. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with a procedure, a situation or a technique, enlist the services of a factory trained technician.
Skipper
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎07-30-2012

Re: i.d. serial number without id plate

Thanks again Bill!

Skipper
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎08-11-2011

Re: i.d. serial number without id plate

Hi Bill,

Jumping in from this old posting. All I have is my serial number off the freeze plug on the engine to identify the year and model. I called BRP and they said they could not help pre1997, but the dealers certainly could. My dealer certainly could not, nothing would pull up in the online resource.

 

Can you help? The serial is #0431798. I think the motor is a 90 to 92 big bore looper 225.

 

Thanks

 

Chris

Admiral
Posts: 4,553
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: i.d. serial number without id plate

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perhaps if you post images of the motor cover and of the 4 sides of the engine block I may be able to narrow down the year for you.

 

Have you removed the gearcase and waterpump?  If so, is the driveshaft rigid or does it wobble around meaning that it is the 2-piece version?

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"There is never just one thing wrong with a boat";
                                                 -- Travis McGee, main character in a book series by John D. McDonald


***************
The factory recommends that a properly trained technician service your Johnson or Evinrude outboard motor. If you elect to do it yourself, be sure to use caution, common sense, and to observe all safety procedures in the vicinity of gasoline, moving engine parts, high temperature components, heavy items, and electrical or ignition systems.

The information offered here is only general in nature and should not be construed as complete factory approved procedures, techniques, or specifications. Always use the proper service manual for your motor, up-to-date service literature, the correct tools, and have an understanding of how to proceed with troubleshooting and repair methods. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with a procedure, a situation or a technique, enlist the services of a factory trained technician.
Skipper
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎08-11-2011

Re: i.d. serial number without id plate

The drive shaft is a one piece.

 

Is there a master serial number list for all the engine produced over the years to know?

 

Admiral
Posts: 4,553
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: i.d. serial number without id plate

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Serial numbers before 1996 are not readily accessible, sorry.

 

A one piece driveshaft makes the gearcase a 1990 or earlier model.

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"There is never just one thing wrong with a boat";
                                                 -- Travis McGee, main character in a book series by John D. McDonald


***************
The factory recommends that a properly trained technician service your Johnson or Evinrude outboard motor. If you elect to do it yourself, be sure to use caution, common sense, and to observe all safety procedures in the vicinity of gasoline, moving engine parts, high temperature components, heavy items, and electrical or ignition systems.

The information offered here is only general in nature and should not be construed as complete factory approved procedures, techniques, or specifications. Always use the proper service manual for your motor, up-to-date service literature, the correct tools, and have an understanding of how to proceed with troubleshooting and repair methods. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with a procedure, a situation or a technique, enlist the services of a factory trained technician.
Skipper
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎03-07-2016

Re: i.d. serial number without id plate

Hi bill if I put some pictures up of mine can you help I have and can not find any information