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Old 10 January 2011, 15:45   #21
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I have a couple of Opti's and had a similar problem with a 200hp opti sport jet motor. It had been flooded with water, which is a whole nother story. However, the wires were smoking and the engine was barely turning over. I used a wrench on the flywheel (Not sure if that is the correct term but the geared wheel at the top of the engine) and cranked it over manually a few times to purge the water. I poured some fuel down the intake and cranked it over. It caughed and sputtered but it started and eventually ran just like new. Those Opti's can take some abuse!

I would take the air cleaner off and look down the manifold for water or fuel. If you manually crank it a few times it should clear anything that is preventing it from starting.
Safest option would have been to remove the plugs and turn it over expelling any water through the plug holes.
He's already said the rectifier is fooked too.
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Old 10 January 2011, 16:06   #22
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Safest option would have been to remove the plugs and turn it over expelling any water through the plug holes.
He's already said the rectifier is fooked too.
Good point. At the time, I did not have a full set of tools and had to make an "emergency" repair. I was very suprised by how well the opti responded to being submerged. They are tough motors in my humble opinion.
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Old 10 January 2011, 16:51   #23
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Can you not cut the melted cable and splice new wires into the loom if only a couple are shot?
After opening the loom up looks like there is quite a few wires melted together and maybe easier to replace loom.
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Old 10 January 2011, 17:04   #24
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Hey waterman, sorry to hear about your troubles

I know Stu (Rogue Wave) had a loom for an Opti he was selling.....was from a 150 and not sure if its the same as 200.....someone on here should know /be able to advise Might be worth a PM if it is!

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Old 10 January 2011, 17:36   #25
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I had to replace my opti loom last year. I was lucky, found a brand new one in USA, surplus to someone's requirements so managed to get a bargain
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Just bought a second hand one from states on ebay, looks in good condition and from the same model yr motor as mine so fingers crossed.
Just after buying the loom when the phone rings, alternator specialist saying it maybe better/cheaper to source a new alternator?? So Back to the search engine, think i have one in the states for about $95, can have a family member ship it over as no international post from seller, seems a lot cheaper than 200 stg plus postage..
Anyone recommend the best delivery service from east coast USA to Western Europe (Approx 4kg) ??
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Old 11 January 2011, 12:00   #27
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Like Dan said Stu (rogue wave) seems to be doing his best at collecting Opti parts, give him a PM.
He isn't the quickest at replying mind!
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Like Dan said Stu (rogue wave) seems to be doing his best at collecting Opti parts, give him a PM.
He isn't the quickest at replying mind!
Cheers Chewy and Dan, have sent him a PM
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Found one locally for a mere 300 euros plus delivery

http://www.marineparts.ie/engine-par...lternator.html

The US price plus delivery plus taxes is still going to be less than half the price!

http://www.db-starter-alternator.com...r-adr0318.aspx
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I've bought opti parts from Leaders in Michigan, good service and delivery.

http://www.leadersmarine.com/
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