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How To Determine The Age Of A Evinrude Or Johnson Outboard

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#1 OFFLINE   Huey @ Huett Marine

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 03:20 PM

Hi, we often get asked the age of an Evinrude or Johnson outboard, so I thought I would post how to tell the age here. This is for any OMC or BRP outboard since 1980.

You get the model number and look at the 3rd and 2nd last letters. Now using the following word where a letter corresponds to a number:


For example:- BE70ELEUM, the 3rd last letter is E which is the 9th letter in the word introduces. The second last letter is U which is the 7th letter, therefore the engine is a 1997 model 70HP Evinrude.

Another:-J150PLSNF, the 3rd last letter is S, which is 0. The second last letter is N which relates to 2, so the engine is a 2002 model 150HP Johnson.

One more:-J25ELCOC, the 3rd last letter is C, which is the 8th letter. The second last letter is O whihc is the 5th letter in the word INTRODUCES. Therefore this engine is a 1985 model 25HP Johnson.

The HP of the engine is also the numbers and it will either have an E for Evinrude or J for Johnson before the HP rating.

I hope you can understand it, if not and you would like to know the year model of your outboard please PM me your model number and I can tell you.



#2 OFFLINE   twoducks



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Posted 09 May 2007 - 03:34 PM

Gidday further to the above, Ive had this link for a while.
It allows you to look up quite a few makes to find the year of mfg etc.

I think its in sweden, but you can work it out pretty easily, if not you could probably have Google translate it.

Click on the the modellguide (top right) then select make


Edited by twoducks, 09 May 2007 - 03:34 PM.

#3 OFFLINE   Flightmanager



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Posted 09 May 2007 - 06:04 PM

That site is particularly good for Mariner engines .


#4 OFFLINE   Crazy John

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 01:52 PM

thats some good helpful info there huey.