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Technical Information on the MerCruiser 140

by Andrew Cohen

Mercruisers are inboard marine engines that are produced by Mercury Marine. Mercruisers were first introduced at the 1961 Chicago Boat Show and were the first inboard marine engines that offered over 100 horsepower. The 3.0 liter Mercruiser MPI is an inboard engine capable of producing 135 horsepower.

Engine Specifications

The Mercruiser 3.0 MPI has a four-stroke, four-cylinder engine. This engine's cylinder bore has a diameter of 4 inches and the a stroke piston length of 3.6 inches. The compression ratio of this engine is 9.3 to 1. This engine is thermostatically cooled but also uses raw water at times.

Other Specifications

The 3.0 MPI operates at anywhere between 4,400 to 4,800 revolutions per minute when at wide open throttle (WOT). Maximum horsepower is 135, and this engine is charged by an alternator that has a power output rating of 65 amps.

Other Information

The Mercruiser 3.0 MPI has a dry weight of 695 pounds. The dry weight reflects the weight of the engine without any gasoline or any of the necessary fluids.

About the Author

Andrew Cohen is an aspiring writer from New Jersey who focuses on international relations and political theory. He has been writing seriously for over five years. His bachelor's degree is in political science with a minor in history.

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