how to find out what year motor is?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by walleye60, May 3, 2008.

  1. Can someone tell me how to find out what year motor this is?It`s a mercury 9.9 2 stroke,serial number`s either ODO or OD0 not sure.Any help would be appreciated.Thanks Mike,because I would really like to find out what year it is.

  2. The guy says he thinks it`s a 1999,but I want to find out for sure before I buy it.
  3. On mine, there's a tag(looks like brass) on the outside of the shaft housing below the main engine that has a number on it. Somewhere included in that number is a "96"-which the mechanic told me means it is a>1996. The guy I bought it from said he thought it was a '98 since it was "new" when he bought it in 1998. (I learned about the tag later.) May have had a bit to do with the negotiated price but I'm satisfied with what I paid.
  4. Thanks for the replies,I found out what year it was from knox marine.Thanks for the links I`ll keep them bookmarked.:)
  5. So what year was it? Inquiring minds want to know.
  6. It was a 1990 so I passed on it.