I am trying to convince my "co-pilot" that it makes sense to buy a new engine rather than spend ££££'s on repairs to my old 98 smelly 125. She cannot quite grasp the logic .......... YET
The big question - and I am sure if I searched the forum the same I would find advice, but I am interested in latest experiences.
My shorlist of two is down to an Optimax 135/150 or the Suzuki DL140. Any advice in terms of long term reliability, running costs would be appreciated. Does the opti need to be run on specal oil (our club has used std quicksilver premium on its 2000 135 opti ok ? - we did have some problems with fuel pumps but that was down to some numpty trying to run in on salt water as fuel !!) - are servicing costs significantly different/ fuel comsumption etc.
..... oh and any knowledge of the best prices / sources.