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Old 16 July 2013, 11:44   #1
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Mercury Optimax 250 how much oil use???

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I am about to put my money down on a rib, however the one thing in the back of my mind is it is a 2-stroke 250 optimax, will I be broke fRom buying oil?

anyone out there running one, how much do you burn per 100 litres of petrol or which oil are you using, the dealer recommended is 67 a gallon, the other side to this is if I am burning it, I am getting out on the water, it is on teh back of a 6.8 cobra.

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Old 16 July 2013, 11:55   #2
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Just use the recommended DFI oil. You can get it for a lot less than 67. I've burnt about 4 litres since the round island on about 120-150 litres of fuel.
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In the grand scheme of running and owning a rib, it's a nothing thing. I had a 150 Opti previously, a run to the Scillies (200Nm) would use a can of DFI oil (16), a round of Doom Bar would cost me 20+, a round of coffees and muffins 58.

In short, if 16 is going to be a deal breaker on a stunning trip for your family/friends, maybe ribbing is not for you.
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In the grand scheme of running and owning a rib, it's a nothing thing. I had a 150 Opti previously, a run to the Scillies (200Nm) would use a can of DFI oil (16), a round of Doom Bar would cost me 20+, a round of coffees and muffins 58.

In short, if 16 is going to be a deal breaker on a stunning trip for your family/friends, maybe ribbing is not for you.
^wot e said. We did around 400 miles at Oban, I used 2 cans of XD100, about 90, add that to the cost of boat fuel, accommodation, diesel, food, worth every penny and some.
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I was running a 250 opti last year and did 175 hours . I recon I was getting 1 litre of oil to 30-40 litres of petrol.best price I was getting on the oil was 8 a litre
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In the grand scheme of running and owning a rib, it's a nothing thing. I had a 150 Opti previously, a run to the Scillies (200Nm) would use a can of DFI oil (16), a round of Doom Bar would cost me 20+, a round of coffees and muffins 58.

In short, if 16 is going to be a deal breaker on a stunning trip for your family/friends, maybe ribbing is not for you.
Er, yeah. Mollers appears to be Right
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My opti 150 uses around 60:1. Maybe I'm not caning it enough.
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Old 16 July 2013, 17:56   #8
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Thanks for replies , agree about the cost being minimum in the run of things , just wanted an idea of what to expect, it would be my intention to buy the oil in bulk, cheers for all the answers
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Been using this stuff in my 200 Opti for the past couple of years.
Reckon 60:1 is a pretty good average consumption.


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Best to use only the quicksilver dfi oil. You can buy it in 10l containers for bout 80 quid bout the same price as 2 4l ones.
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