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Old 05-06-2012, 02:01 PM
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Difference between motors?

Checking the hull ID number and says I have a 6.0 Indmar in my 1995 Prostar 190. I have an "A", whwere it should be a U. Non LT1 motor.With that said, what is the difference between 5.7 and 6.0? Is it all internal? Thanks
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:17 PM
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Take a picture it's most likley is the 350 5.7l TBI I did not know if a 6.0 was an option.

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Old 05-06-2012, 02:52 PM
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Unless it was a custom order its a 5.7 TBI... otherwise a LT1 does it look like this one?
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Yes, looks like the picture, but the hull number says its a 6.0
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Old 05-06-2012, 03:05 PM
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Checking the hull ID number and says I have a 6.0 Indmar in my 1995 Prostar 190. I have an "A", whwere it should be a U. Non LT1 motor.With that said, what is the difference between 5.7 and 6.0? Is it all internal? Thanks
I'm not even sure the 6.0 was available in cars/trucks and it definitely didn't exist in the marine market. The 5.7 is cast iron and the new generation is aluminum, uses captured O-rings instead of many of the gaskets and is a completely different engine.

Are you sure it doesn't show 'MBCUSUA_____'?

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Old 05-06-2012, 03:10 PM
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My HIN# also has a U in position 4 and I had a 5.7 275HP TBI.
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Old 05-06-2012, 03:16 PM
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When buying a used boat, how could you tell if the motor has been replaced??
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Old 05-06-2012, 03:22 PM
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My guess would be contact MC with the Hull ID and ask for the engine sn# that was built with the boat...just guessing though - same with the trans. But that would not indicate if the motor was ever rebuilt....
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Old 05-06-2012, 04:09 PM
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When buying a used boat, how could you tell if the motor has been replaced??
As posted previously, the easy way is to call-e-mail MC- they'll have the serial number for the original engine/transmission used on each boat. They'll have service records if recall or warranty work was performed, too. If a dealer or an owner replaced the engine out of warranty, that wouldn't be available unless you buy it from that owner or the dealer/shop that did the work. If I was buying a used boat, I would ask for all service records. A boat owner who doesn't keep the major docs isn't what I would call 'thorough'. If I was expecting a boat to need a lot of work, I wouldn't worry about it. If I was new to this kind of boat or boating in general, I would pay for a complete marine survey so I would have a good baseline for its condition and the engine's health.

Also, if the boat is from pre-2001, it COULDN'T have had a 5.3, 6.0, 8.1 or any other of the newer generation engines because they weren't offered then. The MCX came out in 2001 (IIRC, it was for the 2002 model year) and the newer generation was what we trained for in Oct of 2000. Other than that, doing a search for the soecific model and year or going to the Indmar site to look at their engine history for when models were used/available.

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Old 05-06-2012, 05:43 PM
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I had contacted Indmar when I bought the boat with the hull ID number. They did experiment with a 6.0 a couple of years after 1994. A limited number run was produced. Haven't given them the engine number yet. A survey was done on the boat when purchased , however motor serial number was not found immediately. I found it later, so a call to Mastercraft and Indmar is coming. Thanks
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