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Old 05-11-2006, 10:34 AM
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I have a 95' Scarab 22 w/ the original mercruiser 7.4L. I was wondering if there was a way to tell how many hours were on it. There is no hour meter that I could find. Didn't know if there was anything like my seadoo where the dealer can hook a computer to it and tell.
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Old 05-11-2006, 10:37 AM
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depends if there is a computer on the motor to hook a scanner up to. Is it carbed or efi ??
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Old 05-11-2006, 10:44 AM
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It's carbed. I know some carbed engines still have computers, but I didn't know about boats though. I'm selling the boat, and I know it is very low hours, but everyone keeps asking and I have no answer...I was hoping there was a way to find out. Would a carbuerated mercruiser not have a computer then?
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maybe you have alot of hours and you want to know if someone can disprove it when you tell them it has low hours???



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Well, a decent mechanic could probably tell if you tore the engine down.
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So basically you guys are saying there's no way to find out?
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basically.

But, if the buyer is serious, have a compression test and leakdown test done... that is way more valuable.
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No hour meter ? Are you sure?
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Even an hr meter can be disconnected.
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