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What is an i/o engine on a boat?

What is an i/o engine on a boat?

A sterndrive or inboard/outboard drive (I/O) is a form of marine propulsion which combines inboard power with outboard drive. The engine sits just forward of the transom while the drive unit (outdrive or drive leg) lies outside the hull.

Which Mercruiser engine do I have?

The model of Mercruiser engine can be determined by looking at the last letters of the “engine block code” that is stamped in all complete longblocks by General Motors at the time of assembly. If the serial number, and/or model decals are missing, the engine code will help to determine the engine model.

What does Mercruiser MIE stand for?

72 Posts. #2 · Dec 11, 2010. Actually it should be MIE, Mercruiser Inboard Engine. Normally found on either ski boats or bigger cruisers like Sea Ray, ect.

Does Mercury make Mercruiser engines?

Mercury® MerCruiser® Our extensive range of sterndrive, inboard and tow sport engines is the most comprehensive lineup in the industry, all engineered to provide the best possible boating experience.

What is more reliable inboard or outboard?

Inboard motors generally last longer than their outboard counterparts. You can squeeze roughly 1,500 hours out of an inboard before necessary maintenance. Outboards, on the other hand, last about 750 hours on average. So, the inboard option means less maintenance (nearly half) even though they cost more initially.

Who makes the MerCruiser engine?

Mercury Marine
Mercury Marine is a marine engine division of Brunswick Corporation. Its main product is manufacturing and selling outboard motors. It also produces the MerCruiser line of sterndrives and inboard motors.

What is the difference between a MerCruiser Alpha and Bravo?

First, the Bravo One uses larger components, which are built to handle more power. The Alpha One just isn’t as strong. When a Bravo One is handling less than the maximum power than it’s rated for, that added brawn translates to longevity and reliability, something we all should value in a boat.

Where can I buy a new MerCruiser engine?

WE SELL NEW MERCRUISER INBOARD AND I/O ENGINES! MERCRUISER ENGINE! 401-828-2393! BEWARE: SBS gives you all the parts you paid for when you purchase an I/O package. We do not keep and resell them.

Where to find the serial number on a MerCruiser?

You may also visit the Boat Motor Manuals section of our site to obtain a service manual. Engine Serial Number: The serial number tag is located near the starter, by the flywheel housing; or, on the rocker arm or flame arrestor cover.

How did the Mercury MerCruiser win the ibex Award?

The winning products were selected based on many factors, including innovation, impact on the industry, and how they advanced their category or created a new category. In 2014, the Mercury MerCruiser 4.5L sterndrive engine was named an Innovation Award Winner at the International Boatbuilders Exhibition & Conference (IBEX).

What makes a Mercury MerCruiser a great boat?

From our pioneering sterndrive propulsion introduced at the Chicago Boat Show more than a half-century ago to today’s joystick controls that give boaters the confidence and ability to pilot the boat of their dreams even under extreme conditions, Mercury MerCruiser is the undisputed leader in marine power and technology.