What is the fuel ratio for a 1996 Mercury 15 HP Outboard motor?
The 1996 model, 15 hp Mercury outboard requires a 50:1 ratio, one pint of 2 cycle oil, to six gallons of fuel.
The 1996 75hp Mercury outboard motor can be tricky to care for in terms of fuel mixing according to some users. The recommended mixture has seemed too weak for many owners, and currently the recommended ratio stands at roughly three ounces of oil to each gallon of gas. As with all small engine calibration, it is best to adjust according to need.
on the front of the motor, it will have the sepentine belt around it I am working on my wifes' 1996 mercury mystique and the alternator is located behind the timing belt. If you are standing directly in front of your vehicle the timing belt is located to the left side of the motor and the alternator is located directly behind the timing belt.
1996 Mercury 90hp outboard motor How do you test the charging system to tell if it is working properly?
I had basically the same question and from what I can find it is very common for these to rust very badly. The consensus however is that even when badly rusted these often retain more than enough structural integrity to remain functional and safe to use. It also seems to be the consensus that these are difficult to replace because it requires the removal of the powerhead from the outboard.