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Old 12 August 2018, 11:08   #1
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2001 200hp Mercury Optimax Lower Unit

Noticed some gear oil in the water when recovering today. When I pulled the boat out it looks like the lower unit is cracked along the nose cone .

A quick search shows a ďoptimax 135-150 v6Ē gearcase for sale close enough to me....
I think I remember someone saying all the v6 optimax shared the same gearcase??

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Anyone care to advise if this will fit...?

Thereís also an older 150 Mercury not too far away...??

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Old 02 November 2018, 12:40   #2
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Fitted a reconíd lower unit last month but never got around to adjusting the gear(shift) cable.

I installed the new unit with gear selector in forward position and with the throttle/gear control fully forward. Everything seems to be lined up and all bolts secured. I now canít seem to shift into reverse. Had a quick look at the engine side gear cable connection.

Anyone have ideas or experience on how how to make adjustments?
Iíve had the previous lower unit off a few times for impeller changes etc. and didnít seem to have an issue?
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Old 04 November 2018, 12:31   #3
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Issue Resolved..... cable guide had popped off 🤦🏻*♂️
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