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    I have a 93 eliminator and need a new starter. Here's the problem:

    I would like to get the starter in this weekend, but I left it at my lake house, I am not sure what flywheel I have, and I don't have the starter with me to compare at the shop. Do any of you know which starter I need? 153 tooth, or 168 tooth flywheel configuration? The only information I can gather is that it either has 2 long bolts, or 1 long bolt, and 1 short bolt. Any information would great.

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    Do you remember the starter bolt locations, if they are inline with each other (lookiing at the starter from the side) it will be the 153 tooth flywheel, if they are staggered then you have the 168 tooth flywheel. Since you don't have the starter that could be an issue, you can always swap the nose cone if you get the wrong one, that is of course if the old one is in good shape.

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    Go to www.mercruiserparts.com and look up your starter part# so it can be used to cross reference if necessary.

    BTW: Since you have to get a marine starter the usuall options are Merc (too much $$$), NAPA, online marine starter company, or local place that sells marine.

    Figure $100-$140 and always a wise idea to install new bolts (so order those too) when replacing a marine starter. They have known to break off in block after some age and a few re-installs.

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    I think what I am going to do is just buy both, then return the one that I don't use. I can't remember what the bolt pattern is, so I'm just screwed either way.

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    Why aren't you using my 'parts interchange' info above ?
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    Starter for '87-'95 5.7 Merc's used the 'mini' high torque starters.
    Most recent Merc part# is 50-863007A
    Last superceded number is 50-806964A3

    If you click here (not suggesting this place, just using their charts as an example of parts# referencing) you'll see the superceded #.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NEW-M...mZ370051986761

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    Quote Originally Posted by cfm View Post
    Listed as a 153 tooth flywheel.
    Whar aren't you using my 'parts interchange' info above ?
    Sorry, I don't have my starter with me, so I am just making guesses at this point, as I don't know what the part number is. I'm going up this weekend, just may not be able to get the boat on the water, but at least I will be able to bring the starter home, and get a new one in time for memorial day.

    Thank you for the information, it has been very helpful.

    Ken

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    Quote Originally Posted by kvannice View Post
    Sorry, I don't have my starter with me, so I am just making guesses at this point, as I don't know what the part number is.
    Ken,
    You stated you have a '93 boat with a Merc 350 engine.
    I showed you how to look up the part and cross reference if needed.

    I then gave you the exact part#'s (current and superceded) and even how aftmkt companies use them to cross to there part.

    I've put all the info into your hands so I really don't understand why you feel you are guessing still ?

    Unless you have replaced the engine with something different and have not offered us up that info you really have me lost why you even asked and are not listening to the info.

    I'll leave you with this, the rear starter bolt is almost touching the flywheel cover, therefore some sockets don't fit well. A thin wall socket will.

    Remember to get and install new bolts.

    Good luck and happy boating.

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    I misunderstood the above information at first, but after reading your post this morning, and this one, I see what you mean now. Thank you for the information, it actually did help, except the local boat shop doesn't have one in stock (of course), I'm looking into a local guy that rebuilds them, and has some new ones in stock. Thank you again, and sorry for the confusion.

    ken

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