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Basic Engine Arrangements
Rotation: L (left) & R (right) designates rotation as viewed from the front of the engine.
Type: A-B-C-D designates location of starter & oil cooler as viewed from the rear of the engine.
Cylinder Banks: Left & right cylinder banks are determined from the rear of the engine.
Drive Shaft Rotations
Shaft rotation on multiple units is determined from the rear of the unit.
The engine serial # & model # are stamped on the cylinder block in the following locations (as viewed from the flywheel end). The left side, upper front corner of current 6V & 8V cylinder blocks & the right side, upper rear corner of current 12V & 16V blocks & former 6V & 8V blocks. An example of a Series 8V71 serial # is 08VAXXXXXX. The engine serial # is required when placing a parts order. Model # 7082-7201 is interpreted as follows: V Series 71 Engine (7), eight cylinder (08), marine (2), right-hand rotation with "C" accessory arrangement (7), four-valve head engine (2), & specific model variation # 01 (01).