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Skipper
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎06-23-2017

how to read the serial number / model number

anyone know how to read the serial number - would like to know what year was this built?

numbers are in this format, 1234567 - what does each of the colums represent?

 

on the model number, E40DPGL, what does the 'DPGL' mean?

 

thanks for the help

 

TwS

 

 

Admiral
Posts: 9,586
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: how to read the serial number / model number

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Check the serial number tag on your motor. The complete model number will be printed there as we need 3 more letters at the end to identify your engine.

 

Click on the link at the end of this post for a model number explanation chart.

 

 

 

 

 


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


 



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The factory recommends that a properly trained technician service your Johnson or Evinrude outboard motor. Should you elect to perform repairs yourself, use caution, common sense, and observe safety procedures in the vicinity of flammable liquids, around moving parts, near high-temperature components, and working with 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: 11
Registered: ‎06-23-2017

Re: how to read the serial number / model number

excellent - thank you

 

would you know how to tell what year the engine is by the Serial number?

 

 

Admiral
Posts: 9,586
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: how to read the serial number / model number

 

 

There is no more year designation, all current outboards, any make, are by model number.  Most have a manufactured date on a sticker somewhere.

 

 

 


"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. Should you elect to perform repairs yourself, use caution, common sense, and observe safety procedures in the vicinity of flammable liquids, around moving parts, near high-temperature components, and working with 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.