basic power industries
177 Fulford Dr.
Harkers Island, NC 28531
(252) 504-3355
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Frequently Asked Questions

Marine Parts Questions:

  1. What rotation is my engine?
  2. What is a remanufactured long block?
  3. What is a base marine engine?
  4. When did they change the small block Chevy engine?
  5. Where do I find the Oil Capacity of my Marine Engine?PDF
  6. What starter does my engine require?
  7. How do I select the correct propeller?
  8. How do I align my Inboard/Outboard Engine?
  9. How do I determine the correct trim motor for my Mercury outboard?
  10. How do I align my Inboard Engine?
  11. How do I troubleshoot my Thunderbolt Ignition?
  12. What do I need to look for when determining which fuel pump I need?
  13. What is the firing order of my Marine Engine?
  14. How do I properly wire my Marine Alternator?
  15. What is Dry-Joint Exhaust?
  16. When is it time to change out impellers?
  17. How do I wire my Instrumentation?
  18. What is the difference between In-Line and Water-Lift Muffler Exhaust?
  19. How do I adjust the rocker arms/push rods on my GM V8 or V6?
  20. How do I determine the correct Starter Rotation?
  21. What is NOT covered by the manufacturers' warranties on Starters and Alternators?
  22. How can I tell which carburetor my Mercruiser 4 cyl used?
  23. How do I determine what model year of Johnson/Evinrude (OMC) Outboard I have?
  24. How do I determine what model year of Honda Outboard I have?
  25. How do I determine what model year of Yamaha Outboard I have?
  26. What are the differences in the Mercruiser 1/R/MR/Alpha and Gen 2 Drives?
  27. How do I identify which model Crusader Engine I have?
  28. Where do the round Crusader Exhaust Gaskets go?
  29. How do I determine which Paragon Transmission I have?
  30. What does National Pipe Thread (NPT) mean?
  31. What kind of Piston does my Outboard engine have?
  32. Why do the GM V6 and V8 marine engines use the same distributor for either rotation engine?
  33. How do I wire my Delco EST Ignition?
  34. Do I need a Sender or a Switch for my Gauges?
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