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PCM Engines

PCM Engines

Since its founding in Ohio in 1975, Pleasurecraft Marine Engine Company has devoted itself to making powerful, reliable and durable engines for performance boats. Now located in South Carolina, PCM has produced engines for leading towboat brands like Nautique, Centurion and Supreme.

Boasting the world's biggest inventory of specialty inboard parts, Bakes Marine can get you what you need to maintain or repair your PCM engine. We stock dozens of genuine PCM parts that will fit your PCM engine right and give it the power and performance it was designed to deliver.

Pumping Up the Power

Regular maintenance provides a smart, simple and affordable way to protect your investment in your towboat and to avoid discouraging downtime when you and your family and friends can't be on the water due to engine troubles. We have all the PCM maintenance parts you need to keep your engine running right. If your boat's feeling a little sluggish or burning too much fuel, a tune-up may be in order. We have all the spark plugs, spark plug wire sets and other tune-up parts you need to boost your boat's speed and pulling power while trimming its fuel bills.

Changing your engine oil according to the manufacturer's schedule will prolong your PCM motor's life. We have all the right oil filters and primo oil you will need to keep your engine's innards clean. We also stock PCM fuel filters to keep contaminants out of your fuel supply and ultimately your engine.

Cooling It

When an engine impeller goes kaput, engine overheating can result, resulting in big headaches and bigger repair bills. You can locate the right PCM impeller here to avoid expensive, frustrating breakdowns on the water. Experts suggest changing impellers at the beginning of every season or every 100 to 200 hours.

Water pump and other belts can break as they age, so it pays to inspect yours regularly for signs of deterioration. It's also smart to carry a few spares on board to avoid a long wait for a tow home in the event of a broken belt.

Our big inventory of PCM replacement parts here includes many more products, from thermostats and gaskets to fuel pumps and starters. If you're not sure what's right for your boat, call us or email us for intelligent advice.


PCM Engines Frequently Asked Questions

What spark plugs should I use in a PCM marine engine?

For this information and much more, print out the PCM Quick Reference Service Specifications. In addition to the PCM spark plug model number for various engine models, you'll also find what to use when replacing the fuel pump, belts, fuses, thermostat and other parts. If you need more information, check out the PCM Marine Illustrated Parts Manual; the 2008 edition is here.

What oil should I use for a PCM engine?

PCM recommends SAE 15W-40 oil for ambient temperatures above 50 degrees Fahrenheit and SAE 5W-30 oil for ambient temperatures below 50 degrees. You can find more about oil requirements in the PCM Operations Manual - we've linked to the 2010 edition, but this information is largely the same from year to year.

Note: If you are experiencing a mysterious power reduction in a MEFI 4 engine, see this PCM Service Update regarding the oil pressure switch.

Can I add ethanol-based fuel to a PCM engine?

Ethanol-blended fuel that is rated E10 or lower is acceptable for use in PCM engines. It is not recommended to use a fuel rated higher than E10 as this can cause engine damage. Any damage due to the use of E10 or higher fuel is not covered by the manufacturer's warranty.

More Resources

2006 PCM Parts Manual

2007 PCM Parts Manual

2008 PCM Operations Manual

2010 PCM Operations Manual
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