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speedyalex

Determining boat hours on Echelon with failed Computron

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speedyalex

I'm considering purchasing a 94' Echelon with a failed Computron. The buyer says the hours on the boat are unknown. I assume this is from a failed Computron but not 100%. Is there a way to read the hours on an engine directly from the motor. I believe it is an EFI . thanks for any help.

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mikeo

I had a '93 Eschelon and everything on the engine was mechanical; I'm not 100% sure, but I don't think that EFI was an option until at least '95 but I don't know the specs of all the engines available. A list is in the manual here:

https://www.bakesonline.com/images/MediaLibrary/Malibu_93-96manual.pdf

There wasn't any electronic component on the engine; there were electrical sensors (water temp, oil pressure, etc.) but no MEFI controller or OBD computer.

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speedyalex

Thanks for the pdf manual. Looks like the hour meter is displayed through the Computron.

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Michigan boarder

Thanks for the pdf manual. Looks like the hour meter is displayed through the Computron.

They made a 454mpfi that year, the hours should be available on the ECM.

More importantly, do a compression test, and general once over. Really low hours can be just as bad as really high hours.

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SeanQ

TBI was an option in 93 as well on the regular 350. Can't help you on your actual question though.

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Ingineer66

I had a 94 Echelon LX with the 350 Magnum, no EFI. The computron reset the hour meter almost every time I took it out the first 3 years so had no idea on the actual hours. Once Malibu replaced the computron it never had another problem. Traded it in after 18 years. What a great boat.

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Intheday

Hours on a twenty year old boat, I would be more interested in the overall condition and when/if motor or trans was replaced/overhauled.

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