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Old 21 August 2010, 16:09   #11
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Yeah, but they're not all the same with different names on the hoods.
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Old 21 August 2010, 16:22   #12
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for every 25 I spend on fuel (78p/l here) I spend 10 on oil
I so hope thats a typo ..... if not something is very wrong with one of our optis
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Yeah, but they're not all the same with different names on the hoods.
dint say they were

I think he has to decide what he wants to do. Does he want to cruise all day at 3500rpm and have cheap, quiet (slightly dull) trips with regular service intervals (Suzi)

Do some waterskiing, economical but sporty cruising, some racing about and occasional services (Etec)

Menace the local jet skiers and generally raise Cain (Opti)

The size of the motor V weight and the cost has to be important too. If he gets a really good deal on any one, it needs to be seriously considered.
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Cheers. Forgot the suz are 4 st, that's them gone.

Leaves me with question, etec, sort existing opti, or new one.

Problem is engine is 1-2 years old and nothing but grief with sensors, stats, etc just making us annoyed. When it goes.... it goes! Old man has no faith in it though. Although under warranty it's just never been "sweet". Racing idle intermittently, then temp stats gone setting off alarms(seaweed in two, which isn't covered!), map fuel sensor causing misfires, all meant to be sorted, went out today, 1hr in, misfiring and spluttering like he'll. Thinking it's electrical.

Question is I suppose, are etecs worth the trade up, or are they just as likely to be iffy?

So annoying.
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Do some waterskiing, .... (Etec)
Actually, Suzis make for better tugs, but I get your drift.
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I so hope thats a typo ..... if not something is very wrong with one of our optis
I wish it was

Mine seem to run at around 33:1. With fuel at 78ppl, 33 litres is around 25 which would need 1 litre of oil. 40 for 4 litres of DFI oil...unless I'm losing the plot completely
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Mine seem to run at around 33:1
Oh dear. I'm getting 130:1 ono, but then I'm a wussy in the revs dept.
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Could be.
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Mine seem to run at around 33:1. With fuel at 78ppl, 33 litres is around 25 which would need 1 litre of oil. 40 for 4 litres of DFI oil...unless I'm losing the plot completely
A minor thread hijack ( sorry Paul) .

Seems a lot to me. I can't think the 225s burn that much more than 200s?. I reckon I'm more like 100:1 if not a little higher up to 120:1 . I pay about 60 for 10L of oil ( genuine stuff), but a lot more for petrol !
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