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Forum: Do It Yourself, Boating on a Budget Today, 03:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 97
Posted By lakematdude
The Mercruiser engine serial number will not...

The Mercruiser engine serial number will not automatically show up within a scan of an ECM/PCM especially the older MEFI ECM's....If you happen to have a print-out of a scanned engine with the serial...
Forum: General Q & A 12-06-2017, 05:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By lakematdude
Possibly the white wire found on the black box...

Possibly the white wire found on the black box (vs the old blue control box) is a connection point for the latest type of Merc's MerCathode corrosion monitoring system that on some models seem to be...
Forum: General Q & A 08-14-2017, 04:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 672
Posted By lakematdude
To correct a twisted hose, yes the drive would...

To correct a twisted hose, yes the drive would need to come back off.....To inspect for a twist you could try turning the wheel to a full right, walk to the rear left (portside) of the boat, kneel...
Forum: General Q & A 08-14-2017, 03:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 672
Posted By lakematdude
In this instance the higher probable cause to...

In this instance the higher probable cause to consider inspecting first would be that your new intake water hose may now have a kink/twist in it from improper installation. If one gets in a hurry...
Forum: General Q & A 04-04-2017, 06:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,725
Posted By lakematdude
soonenough, Any word from Whipple regarding your...

soonenough, Any word from Whipple regarding your PCM yet?

Was following another 496 PCM issue on another forum around the same time as yours and the repair from Whipple turned out to be a failed...
Forum: General Q & A 03-20-2017, 04:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,725
Posted By lakematdude
Thanks Bup for the additional info covering the...

Thanks Bup for the additional info covering the later designed ECM/PCM's numbers. I also recall them having an ECM-09.

Unfortunately I don't have any 555 ECM's laying around and I stopped working...
Forum: Technical Issues 03-20-2017, 03:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 523
Posted By lakematdude
Oh my! Well as you can see I really need the edit...

Oh my! Well as you can see I really need the edit button to work correctly since I just missed another word once again:bong: and still can't locate the save button.
Forum: Technical Issues 03-20-2017, 03:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 523
Posted By lakematdude
The "Save" button while editing posts seems to be missing on my end!

Hi guys, just letting you know that when I went to do an edit on post as I forgot to add one word so the post make better sense, I was unable to locate the "Save" my new edit button.

Is there a...
Forum: General Q & A 03-20-2017, 02:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,725
Posted By lakematdude
Since sutphen 30 mentioned Merc 1075 HP , it...

Since sutphen 30 mentioned Merc 1075 HP , it seems he may have opened up Mercruiser's? newer designed (PCM) 03 microprocessor (Propulsion Control Module (PCM) 03 microprocessor: Ignition System: PCM...
Forum: Drives and Lower Units 03-05-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 999
Posted By lakematdude
Since yours is a 1988 year model, Mercruiser did...

Since yours is a 1988 year model, Mercruiser did have an small issue back then with the hinge pins coming loose so they created a service bulletin with an explanation of how to properly retighten...
Forum: General Q & A 01-05-2017, 06:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By lakematdude
Mirage or Mirage Plus? Mirage = solid hub...

Mirage or Mirage Plus?

Mirage = solid hub typically like this,...
Forum: General Q & A 12-15-2016, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By lakematdude
Maybe for a next time you need something, how...

Maybe for a next time you need something, how close are you to,
BAM Marine of Florida Inc
315 SW 15th Ave
Pompano Beach FL 33069
(954) 545-8681

Though it looks like Bam is taking the rest...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 11-22-2016, 03:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 661
Posted By lakematdude
Also we'll need to know your exact engine model,...

Also we'll need to know your exact engine model, year, serial number if possible and ECM type?

The more info you could provide us, the better we might be able to help you.
Forum: General Q & A 10-23-2016, 07:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,808
Posted By lakematdude
http://www.marinemechanic.com/merc/distributors/me...

http://www.marinemechanic.com/merc/distributors/mercurymarine/sterndrive/gmefi-nostart.PDF
Forum: General Q & A 10-23-2016, 07:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,808
Posted By lakematdude
Just to ensure you reinstalled the distributor...

Just to ensure you reinstalled the distributor correctly, see if you can open the PDF link and use the general info as an reference guide for proper installation......
Forum: General Q & A 10-23-2016, 05:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,808
Posted By lakematdude
Keeping an opened mind with this project due to...

Keeping an opened mind with this project due to the GM truck in the video uses basically the same HVS distributor, coil design and Crank/CAM Shaft Sensor systems which also doesn't require setting...
Forum: General Q & A 10-22-2016, 04:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,808
Posted By lakematdude
Sorry to be the one to say this But unfortunately...

Sorry to be the one to say this But unfortunately with the electronics systems your mechanical Throttle and Shift MERCRUISER 6.2 MPI BRAVO engine model number 4R42027US 'That uses the ECM # 555 was...
Forum: General Q & A 10-21-2016, 05:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,808
Posted By lakematdude
Hi There, Just a few questions to start off with...

Hi There, Just a few questions to start off with for you.

1) What year is the Mercruiser engine? Better yet, do you have the engine serial number handy?...
Forum: General Q & A 10-02-2016, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 920
Posted By lakematdude
Bup is correct, the latest OEM fuel filter...

Bup is correct, the latest OEM fuel filter cartridge part number now offers 2 O-rings vs the one O-ring the old OEM number use to come with and the aftermarket fuel filter by Sierra Marine which is...
Forum: General Q & A 09-28-2016, 03:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By lakematdude
Being the main base of manufacturing is within...

Being the main base of manufacturing is within the U.S, Merc rates their specs in U.S Gallons and offers metric liters too.
Below is just some general guides of possible interest for you. ...
Forum: General Q & A 09-28-2016, 01:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 761
Posted By lakematdude
Question Just to help verify the clarity, Is that two...

Just to help verify the clarity, Is that two photos merged into almost one photo of the port and starboard side exhaust?

What exhaust system (brand) do you believe to have installed as that don't...
Forum: General Q & A 07-29-2016, 08:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 611
Posted By lakematdude
What year is the engine? Better yet, what is the...

What year is the engine? Better yet, what is the engine serial number?
What do the spark plugs look like?
What fuel pressure are you seeing on the tester gauge?
Has the engine been scanned on a...
Forum: General Q & A 07-08-2016, 06:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,857
Posted By lakematdude
If the engine is stock than 200 degrees is really...

If the engine is stock than 200 degrees is really concerning and honestly should be addressed if truly accurate. The waning horn should be sounding off right around 196 degrees I believe this one to...
Forum: General Q & A 06-25-2016, 09:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By lakematdude
Your Mercruiser engine serial number is always...

Your Mercruiser engine serial number is always the best way to help find correct parts, But item number 15 in the following link looks to be the Blue Idle Air Valve Assembly you are asking for,...
Forum: General Q & A 06-20-2016, 11:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,167
Posted By lakematdude
Did you inspect/change the little filter screen...

Did you inspect/change the little filter screen under the regulator? If it clogged, you can get high fuel pressure. Item number 16,...
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