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MerCruiser Stern Drives Model 215 Manual (1964 - 1985)

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This MerCruiser manual is 616 pages.

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CHAPTER ONE / GENERAL INFORMATION
Manual organization / Notes, cautions and warnings / Torque specifications / Engine operation / Fasteners / Lubricants / Gasket sealant / Galvanic corrosion / Propellers / Specifications

CHAPTER TWO / TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES
Safety first / Basic hand tools / Test equipment / Service hints / Special tips / Mechanicâ??s techniques

CHAPTER THREE / TROUBLESHOOTING
Starting system / Charging system / Ignition system / Engine performance/ Engine oil pressure indicator / Engine oil leaks / Engine noises / Cooling system / Stern drive unit

CHAPTER FOUR / LUBRICATION, MAINTENANCE AND TUNE-UP
Pre-operational checks / Starting check list / Post-operational list / Cooling system flushing / Engine maintenance and lubrication / Engine oil level check / Engine oil and filter change / Fuel system service / Fuel filter service / Recommended gasoline / Flame arrestor / Stern drive lubrication / Model O (60, 80 and 90) lubrication / Lubricant check and change / Early model I, IA, IB and IC lubrication / Lubricant check and change / Late model I lubrication / Lubricant check and change / MerCruiser II lubrication / Lubricant check and change / MerCruiser 215, II-TR, II-TRS and III lubrication / Lubricant check and change / Engine tune-up / Compression test / Spark plugs / Ignition system / Distributor cap, wires and rotor / Contact breaker point replacement / Breaker point adjustment / Ignition timing / Carburetor service / Idle adjustment / Specifications

CHAPTER FIVE / LAY-UP, COOLING SYSTEM AND FITTING OUT
Lay-up / Cooling system draining / Cooling system filling / Fitting out / Specifications

CHAPTER SIX / GM INLINE ENGINE
Removal installation / Rocker arm cover / Intake exhaust manifold / Crankshaft pulley torsional damper / Timing gear cover and seal / Rocker arm / Camshaft / Oil pan / Oil pump / Cylinder head / Valves and seats / Piston connecting rod / Crankshaft / Flywheel / Cylinder block / Core plug / Specifications

CHAPTER SEVEN / GM V6 AND V8 ENGINES
Removal installation / Rocker arm cover / Intake exhaust manifold / Crankshaft pulley and torsional damper / Front cover and seal / Timing chain and sprockets / Rocker arm / Camshaft / Oil pan / Oil pump / Cylinder head / Valves and seats / Piston connecting rod / Crankshaft / Rear main oil seal / Flywheel / Cylinder block / Core plugs / Specifications

CHAPTER EIGHT / FORD V8 ENGINES
Removal installation / Disassembly checklists / Rocker arm cover / Intake manifold / Exhaust manifolds / Crankshaft pulley and vibration damper / Front cover and seal / Timing chain and sprocket / Rocker arm / Camshaft / Oil pan / Oil pump / Cylinder head / Valves and seats / Piston connecting rod / Crankshaft / Rear main bearing oil seal / Flywheel / Cylinder block / Core plugs / Specifications

CHAPTER NINE / MERCRUISER 60, 80 AND 90 ENGINES
Removal installation / Rocker arm cover / Intake exhaust manifolds / Inner transom plate / Front cover and seal / Rocker arm / Camshaft and timing chain / Oil pan pump / Cylinder head / Valves and seats / Piston connecting rod / Crankshaft / Flywheel / Cylinder block / Core plugs / Specifications

CHAPTER TEN / MERCRUISER 470, 485, 488, 170MR AND 190MR
Removal installation / Rocker arm cover / Intake exhaust manifold / Alternator rotor/stator / Front cover and seals / Rocker arm / Camshaft / Timing chain and sprockets / Oil pan / Oil pump / Cylinder head / Valves and seats / Piston connecting rod assembly / Crankshaft / Flywheel / Cylinder block / Core plugs / Specifications

CHAPTER ELEVEN / FUEL SYSTEM
Carburetors / Fuel pump / Specifications

CHAPTER TWELVE / COOLING SYSTEM
Thermostat / Engine circulating pump / Seawater pickup pump / Seawater engine pump / Specifications

CHAPTER THIRTEEN / ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
Direct drive alternator charging system / MerCrusier 470 alternator charging system (air-cooled regulator) / MerCrusier 470, 485 and 488 (water-cooled regulator) / Delco-Remy external regulator system / Motorola alternator system / Mando alternator system /Drive belt adjustment replacement / Starting system / Ignition system / Breaker point distributor / Thunderbolt distributor / Ignition coil / Ignition resistance wire / 2-station tachometer switch / Switch panel test / Power trim control panel switch / Power trim indicator sender / Neutral safety switch / Specifications

CHAPTER FOURTEEN / MERCRUISER DRIVE SYSTEM
MerCruiser Model O / MerCruiser Model I / MerCrusier Model II non-transom mounted / MerCruiser Model II transom-mounted models / MerCruiser II-TR, II-TRS and 215-H / MerCruiser 215-E / Specifications

CHAPTER FIFTEEN / GEAR HOUSING
Model I drive / Model II drive / Model II-TR and II-TRS gear housing / Model I-MR drive / Specifications

CHAPTER SIXTEEN / DRIVE SHAFT HOUSING
Model I drive / Model II / Model II-TR and II-TRS drive / Specifications

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN / BELL HOUSING, GIMBAL BEARING AND GIMBAL RING
I-drive bell housing / II-TRS bell housing / Gimbal bearing / Gimbal ring / Specifications

CHAPTER EIGHTEEN / POWER TRIM AND TILT SYSTEMS

INDEX

WIRING DIAGRAMS

Models covered:
1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 MerCruiser Model 0
1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 MerCruiser Model 215
1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 MerCruiser Model I
1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 MerCruiser Model II
1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 MerCruiser Model II-TR
1986 1987 MerCruiser Model II-TRS 1986 1987 MerCruiser Model MODEL III

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Stern Drive Models:
MerCruiser Model 0 Manual (1964-1985)
MerCruiser Model I Manual (1964-1985)
MerCruiser Model II Manual (1964-1985)
MerCruiser Model II-TR Manual (1986-1987)
MerCruiser Model II-TRS Manual (1986-1987)
MerCruiser Model III Manual (1964-1985)
MerCruiser Model 215 Manual (1964-1985)

Engines covered:
GM inline 4-Cylinder: 153 and 181 cid
GM inline 6-cylinder: 194, 230, 250 and 292 cid
GM V6: 229 and 262 cid
GM V8: 283, 305, 327, 350, 409, 427, 454 and 482 cid
Ford: 302 and 351W cid
MerCruiser: 60, 80, 90, 470, 485, 488, 170MR and 190MR

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