New 4.3L Vortec Marine Extended Base Engine with Exhaust (replaces 1996-2007)

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Factory New 4.3L Vortec Marine Extended Base Engine with Exhaust (replaces years 1996-2007)


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New 4.3L Vortec Marine Base Engine (replaces years 1996-2007)

This is a brand new 4.3L/262 c.i. Vortec Marine Base Engine right out of GM Marine. This engine will replace those 4.3L marine engines used in Mercruiser, Volvo Penta, OMC, Crusader, Indmar and other applications between the years 1996-2007.

This is a perfect stock replacement for those engines that have suffered from a cracked block due to improper winterization or another type of engine failure.

This "Base Engine" Package includes:

  • new engine block, heads and all internal components
  • valve covers
  • composite (plastic) timing cover
  • oil pan
  • harmonic balancer
  • circulation/water pump
  • 2bbl cast iron or 4bbl cast iron 8-bolt intake manifold
  • 2bbl or 4bbl marine carburetor
  • Delco Voyager ignition system
  • flame arrestor
  • 14" I/O marine flywheel
  • exhaust manifolds & risers (many options available - select from dropdown when ordering)


How do I know if I have dry joint exhaust manifolds and risers?:


  • Your engine is newer than 2001 (Mercruiser went with the dry joint style starting in 2002)
  • Your riser has two "elbows" that come out the side of the riser, as shown here
  • Picture showing difference between non-dry joint and dry joint, click here




  • 1 Piece Rear Main Seal
  • Standard rotation
  • Intake Manifold: 8 bolt
  • Cylinders: 90 Degree V6 Cylinder
  • Composition Ratio: 9:4:1
  • Bore: Standard
  • Firing Order: 1-6-5-4-3-2
  • Oil Pan Capacity: 4.5 quarts
  • Oil Type: SAE 15W40 Pennzoil Marine
  • Horsepower: 223 hp @ 4800 RPM (4bbl carbureted)
  • Torque: 267 lb-ft @ 2800 RPM


About Our Marine Extended Base Engines

We take the new base engines provided to us by GM Marine and build them up with OE parts or high quality aftermarket parts to suit customer's needs. Why buy and intake separatly from an engine? Why not get it delivered with necessary accessories already installed? That's what Marine Engines 4 Less is here to do. We sell preset Extended base engines or allow customers to build their own engine from the base up. To build your own base engine, click here

GM has been at the forefront of marine engine design for over 40 years, introducing new technologies that have improved performance, fuel efficiency, emissions, and overall customer satisfaction. Technologies like Variable Valve Timing (VVT), Active Fuel Management (AFM), E85 FlexFuel capable, Returnless Fuel Injection, Electronic Throttle Control, Advanced Ignition systems, Direct Injection (DI), and charged air systems have been introduced on our world-class cars and trucks and could be considered for marine engine applications, as well.

Today, GM provides the most complete marine engine portfolio to all of the major marinizers in North America, with a major share of the gasoline stern drive and inboard marine engine market.

The same engine that powers your GM truck or SUV is specialized to create the unparalleled performance you can expect in a GM marine engine.

GM Powertrain has designed a number of important features into its marine engines, such as corrosion-resistant alloys, engine oil sealing system, marine-specific camshaft designs for some applications, and cooling systems that are compatible with both salt and fresh water environments.

Because GM Powertrain knows the tremendous demand put on engines in the marine environment, GM marine engines are "tested tough" by being run at extensive wide-open throttle conditions, under load, when subject to the Marine GED Test Schedule (Global Engine Durability).


Our Shipping Policy


We ship our engines all over the world. In the domestic US, we ship via FedEx Freight, although on occasion other freight carriers may be used. We usually need a 1 business day handling time on our engines. Please give us a call at 877-639-2881 or by email at to request a shipping quote.

Our standard shipping cost is shipping to a business location or to the closest freight terminal to you. A list of Fedex Freight terminals can be found here

Residential Delivery with liftgate adds $75 to the shipping cost.


Our engines have been shipped all over the world. We usually ship via ocean and air freight depending on how much of a rush our customers are in. To request a shipping quote please email us at with the following information:

  • item part #
  • desination country and postal code

We'll get back to you quickly with a shipping quote!

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