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Old 04 April 2008, 05:45   #1
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Need a new Opti 150 or 200

My engine has broken

Just out of warranty with 320 hours on the clock - 3.5 years old.

My service agent tells me something has broken loose and has been bashing against the cylinder head for a couple of months and pins have sheared. Might involve a new engine.

I wondered where people sourced Optis at the best price - would buy it on credit card and have it shipped to my service agent in Lymington. Need it urgently. Fancy the 5 year warranty.....

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Old 04 April 2008, 05:50   #2
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Mobile marine in Dorset are offering really good deals on the 175 Opti at the mo. You can find them on B+O.... if you can deal with the long wait on lading the page!
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Old 04 April 2008, 06:04   #3
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Sorry to hear that Bruce, what makes you consider another opti when yours has self destructed after 3.5 years though?
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I would give Steve a ring in Southampton, think he has a new Opti 150 powerhead, oh and he is an Opti mechanic. Tel: 07765838040

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Old 06 April 2008, 06:44   #5
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What about a New 150hp with 5 Year Warranty for 5900 inc vat and your engine.

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Old 06 April 2008, 16:41   #6
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Thanks to all - Jono have pm'ed you.

Will keep you posted on the engineering report which is due to be done tomorrow.

I love the engine. Only problem was some slight 'hesitations' as I took her back up Lymington river at 6 knots on Sunday - so this is a total surprise.

Anyone else had this sort of problem??

BTW, who is 'Steve' in Southampton?

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BTW, who is 'Steve' in Southampton? Bruce
A rather good mobile Opti mechanic who sorted my Opti out. You saw her running for the first time at the Folly a couple of weeks ago on the red and white Tohatsu.

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