Your engine will have a model number on it, usually between 8 to 12 digits.
Example: V J 120 T L CE A
Each digit reveals important information for your specific engine.
The year is revealed by using an acronym called "INTRODUCES".
The Model Number Digits identify
STYLE - DESIGN FEATURES - SHAFT LENGTH - YEAR BUILT - SUFFIX/MODEL RUN.
Where to find your model number:
The model number tag is located on the top outside edge of the CLAMP BRACKET; or, on top of the SWIVEL BRACKET HOUSING (port or starboard). It's usually a metal tag or a sticker. Often there is a quarter size silver piece with numbers stamped on it.
If you're still unable to find a model number on your engine, (sometimes will be worn off or scratched off), there is a silver core plug on top of powerhead with model and serial # or p/n on power pack can help with determining the year.
Also check on the welsh plug (freeze plug) on the block (power head) for numbers/letters. (If powerhead has been rebuilt or replaced this probably won't help you. (Will only reveal the part number of the new, not original powerhead.
What Your Model Number Tells You - OMC BRP Outboards Evinrude/Johnson
J = JohnsonE = Evinrude (E also is for Evinrude E-Tec).
Self-explanatory - Will list 1 to 3 numbers here between 2 and 300 HP. Example "115" = 115 hp.
C = Counter Rotation D = Remote Electric E = Electric Start w/Remote SteeringFA = 4-Stroke FE = 4 Stroke, Tiller ElectricFR = 4 Stroke Rope StartI = Ficht Fuel Injection J = Jet Drive K = 3 Cylinder 25/35 hpM = Manual Tilt, Electric Start MS = Manual Tilt, Electric Start, SpecialN = Counter Rotation P = Power Steering Q = 3 Cylinder 25/35 Trim & Tilt R = Rope Start RW = Commercial SL = 60 degree V Trim & Tilt.
Blank = 15" L = 20" Y = 22.5" X = 25" Z = 30"
YEAR BUILT: "I N T R O D U C E S"
I = 1 N = 2 T = 3 R = 4 O = 5 D = 6 U = 7 C = 8E = 9 S = 0
Model Year Examples: ES = 1990, ED = 1996, SS = 2000, SN = 2002, etc.
More design features to be added later - If needed call/email shop for further assistance.
IF IT'S IN THE EVINRUDE JOHNSON E-TEC BRP PARTS & ACCESSORIES CATALOG - WE HAVE IT!
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