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Old 08 November 2011, 13:02   #1
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Mercury opti value?

Hi i was just wondering if someone could give me rough evaluation on a 2007 optimax 225hp with around 250 hours.
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Old 08 November 2011, 13:12   #2
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A valuation or an evaluation?

evaluation : nice motor
valuation :no idea
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Erm i thought they are the same

Well i am looking to buy it
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Old 08 November 2011, 13:16   #4
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If you're selling - about 50 quid. I'll have it!
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Old 08 November 2011, 13:23   #5
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Oh it has all dials etc
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2007, so just coming out of extended warrenty.

A dealer can plug in the laptop and tell you % of hours are various RPM, always interesting (also if its ever hit the limiter).

You need to know service history, plugs (and everything else) very expensive on these motors. Doubt they have been done inside 4 years. Been serviced anually?

I'm avoiding the question since I dont know the answer, but trying to be helpful!!
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Old 09 November 2011, 02:47   #7
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Ok thanks, ill see if i get the report back from the dealer when the owner services it.

Does 4500 sound about right?
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My guess was 4500 exactly.
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Does 4500 sound about right?
Doesn't sound silly, but when they go wrong they go seriously wrong, so I wouldn't be buying it unless I was comfortable with the possibility of coughing up say 1500 if something bad did develop in the next couple of years. I guess at 15, that might be even harder for you to come up with than the initial purchase price. If its for your "round England attempt" then unless you are trying to break a speed record then 225 horses drinking petrol is just going to add to your logistics problems and costs.
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Don't forget the oil !!

OPTI's are seriously oil thirsty and I would expect the oil to be about 20% of your 'fuel' running costs......

If going long distances you need to either take the oil with you or be 100% sure it will be available at your fuel stops !!
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