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    Parts Substitutes

    I'm not trying to be cheap, but it does bother me to buy a part from a dealer that is the exact same part you can get elsewhere for significantly less money. I assume we all run into this sometimes. Perhaps it is just that you, like me, live in a area where there really isn't much support for our boats. Whatever the reason I thought it might be nice to have a central place to collect information where parts we know are the same, or at least function the same, can be disseminated to PBN members.

    Ideally this would be a separate forum and each thread could contain a part but that will be up to the administrators to decide.

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    Mercruiser 32-863095
    496 Exhaust Manifold to Riser bypass hose

    This is a Dayco part. No exact replacement found at this time. Dayco Part 71218 can have one leg cut off to make a replacement.
    Mercruiser Part approximately $20-25 each. Dayco part $9-14 each or $6 for off brand part at Autozone, Advance, CarQuest etc.
    4 required per engine.

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    Mercruiser 496 Spark Plugs
    Automotive equivalent: AC Delco 41-983 Platinum Plug
    This is per RAYLAR.
    Set of 8 approximately $45.

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    Mercruiser 496 Cam Position Sensor - Mercruiser Part Number 892615002
    Standard (this is a manufacturer) PC948 or
    BWD CSS1620 $

    43.99 at any CARQUEST or Advance Auto, about half the Mercury price.



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    Mercruiser 496 Idle Air Control Valve (IAC) - Mercruiser part number 862998
    AC 423T or
    BWD 50558

    $54.99 at any CARQUEST or Advance Auto




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    Mercruiser 496 Crankshaft Position Sensor - Mercruiser part number 892617
    BWD CSS910

    $73.99 at any CARQUEST or Advance Auto


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    Quote Originally Posted by BajaDan View Post
    Mercruiser 496 Cam Position Sensor - Mercruiser Part Number 892615002
    Standard (this is a manufacturer) PC948 or
    BWD CSS1620 $

    43.99 at any CARQUEST or Advance Auto, about half the Mercury price.



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    BE VERY CAREFUL on CAM SENSORS for 496HOs. There are three different generations of them for 496HOs and if you mess up, you will have an interference problem.
    BUP and myself have posted a fair amount on the other board on these topics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sydwayz View Post
    BE VERY CAREFUL on CAM SENSORS for 496HOs. There are three different generations of them for 496HOs and if you mess up, you will have an interference problem.
    BUP and myself have posted a fair amount on the other board on these topics.
    As always you should satisfy yourself that the part is valid.

    According to the Mercruiser part fiche that I am looking at 892615002 is the latest number and superceeds 892615001 and 892615 and is valid on Base 496 engine serial numbers 0M672041 and up and HO 496 serial numbers 0M667238 and up (if you read the fine print). All previous sensors (881666 and 883513) are NLA. So Mercury appears to not have a sensor for these early blocks despite the fact that this sensor is listed under this engine serial number as a valid part (and despite the fine print).

    You are correct in that I see three different sensor and front cover "generations" (the first two of each listed as NLA). The first is for engine block codes starting with a one, the second is for engine block codes starting with 2 or 3 and the third is for engine block codes starting with 4.

    My block is earlier than serial number 0M672041. I guess I will pull the cam sensor this winter and compare to the new one.

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    Since Mercury does not seem to list a cam sensor for the earlier engines (it is confusing as the CSS1620 part is shown on the parts fiche as superceeding all others but then a note says only for use on engines after a certain serial number) Kefurr and I undertook the effort to see if an automotive part existed for the earlier engines. It did not make sense that a part as common as this would be NLA in the automotive market. Lo and behold there is a seperate part number for a 2001 engine (what I am assuming is engine block code 1). That part is:

    BWD (manufacturer) CSS1949.

    BWD CSS1949 Camshaft Position Sensor 2001.png

    As I mentioned earlier, I will pull the cam sensor this fall or winter and compare mine to all I can find and try to validate the differences. Until then you are probably safe to order and compare a year equivalent model Chevy Suburban 2500 HD with an 8.1 liter engine. If you have any specific information to share please do so.

    Thanks Sydwayz for pointing this out. It is very strange for Mercury to not offer a replacement part for these earlier engines but at this time that appears to be the case. Dealer comments are welcome. If Mercury does, in fact, not offer a replacement part then finding an automotive equivalent is the only alternative.

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    GM/Chevy/"Automotive" doesn't have a replacement part for the early camshaft sensors either. There was absolutely difference between the two parts (GM vs. Mercruiser).
    They just stopped making them.

    I bought 3 new leftovers on eBay, sans packaging or paperwork. I think they came from a GM dealer that was boarded up in the late Aughts.

    BUP is looking into having them manufactured again.

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    Sydwayz or BUP - I'm in need of an older style cam sensor for my '02 496 Mag - have you guys found/ made a working replacement? Thanks

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    Early 525's cam sensor. A.C Delco PN: 213-350, $160 vs Mercury $800+


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