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Old 15 June 2011, 16:10   #1
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Mercury Optimax 150 Water Dunk

I've seen a Mercury Optimax 150 that has supposedly been dunked in fresh water for 2 hours then recovered. Am I wasting my time even bothering to look at it?

Would the ECU etc be destroyed by immersion? To my mind there will be lots of electonic gizmo's on these engines?

Anything in particular to check for. Seemingly it is not seized (flywheel still turns)

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Old 15 June 2011, 17:23   #2
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Old 15 June 2011, 17:38   #3
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I wouldn't buy it unless it runs.
I wouldn't buy it even if it runs, There will be loads of usful spares on it (I guess it is the one on the bay for 800) and worth its money for spares but will be a load of expence and hassle if you want it to run again, there is a strong chance that the ecu is scrap then starter, alternator and the other electrics are likly to be scrap or not last long if they do work now and so it will go on.
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I wouldn't buy it even if it runs, There will be loads of usful spares on it (I guess it is the one on the bay for 800) and worth its money for spares but will be a load of expence and hassle if you want it to run again, there is a strong chance that the ecu is scrap then starter, alternator and the other electrics are likly to be scrap or not last long if they do work now and so it will go on.
I'd only buy it for spares and even then you wouldn't want to sell any of the electrical or fuel related bits due to submersion.

If you do buy it don't bank on getting parts for it...cheaply at least

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