Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 18 June 2011, 06:58   #1
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Birmingham
Boat name: Rosie
Make: Valiant PT520
Length: 5m +
Engine: 90hp Mariner Optimax
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 44
90hp Mariner Optimax

I would like to service my own engine is this wise and if so can you buy a book or service kits.............and what do they meen by prop degree...
__________________

__________________
andrew nolan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18 June 2011, 08:14   #2
Member
 
Waterman's Avatar
 
Country: Ireland
Boat name: Joy Ride
Make: Ribtec655CamelTrophy
Length: 6m +
Engine: 200 optimax
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 141
Quote:
Originally Posted by andrew nolan View Post
I would like to service my own engine is this wise and if so can you buy a book or service kits.............and what do they meen by prop degree...
Go for it! You can buy/download workshop manuals for your engine online. Basic servicing is pretty straight forward. Plugs, gear oil etc.
Blackdog marine for parts/service items
also
ribsmarineparts.co.uk is a good websitefor identifying parts.
__________________

__________________
Waterman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18 June 2011, 17:08   #3
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Make: Valiant
Length: 5m +
Engine: 75 Optimax
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 108
If there is no service history provided, I would go for a complete service, including;

Aux belt, 3 spark plugs, air filter located near oil tank assembly, fuel pump diaphram kit, fuel filter located in the FSM, gearbox oil, impeller and related gaskets, impeller hosing, wear plate, and thermostat.

The list above may seem abit OTT but that is everything I would advise doing for piece of mind. That said, if you do know the service history, you could get away with far less ie; plugs, fuel filter and gearbox oil.

Its all pretty easy to do. The Opti's are one of my favourite engines to work on.
__________________
Damien. is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:03.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.