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what year are my two engines?

Discussion in 'Boats and Motors' started by PhotoGuy513, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. Evinrude - serial # 18702R - E05880

    Johnson - model# J10RCES - Serial# R08172131



    thanks for the help!
     

  2. freyedknot

    freyedknot useless poster

    Mercury/Mariner does not code the model year into the model number or serial number. The model year is determined by the first serial number sold during the model year. Example: Merc 115ELPTO with serial OT123456 could be 2001 and OT123457 could be 2002.

    PLEASE NOTE: Mercury no longer provides a method to designate the model year. Starting in 2005 they put a production date on the transom bracket. Mercury has determined that you do not need to know the model year. The engine serial number is the information required to accomplish parts look up. If you do not feel this is appropriate we encourage you to contact Mercury.


    Johnson and Evinrude Model year codes
    Johnson outboards prior to 1969-1980. The year is in the Model number (not the serial number) Example: Johnson 1969 115hp = J115EL69S.
    The number highlighted here in red is the year.

    Evinrude outboards 1969-1980. The model year is in the Model number as the first digit after the horsepower. Example: Evinrude 1975 75hp=E75543B. In this instance the red “5” is the model year.

    Johnson/Evinrude outboards from 1981 forward uses a two letter code derived from the word Introduces to establish the model year. See matrix below.

    I
    N
    T
    R
    O
    D
    U
    C
    E
    S

    1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    6
    7
    8
    9
    0


    Example: 1998 Evinrude 115 = E115TLECS the EC represents 98 or 1998.



    Please note: BRP has committed to continue to provide owners with a method of determining the model year of all outboards produced under the Johnson or Evinrude brand names.