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Old 03 April 2005, 06:01   #1
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New engine advice

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.
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Old 03 April 2005, 06:32   #2
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Please dont quote me on this but i beleive the suzuki 140 is the 115 chipped and evenrude/johnson use the suzuki engine just put their badge on it.Exe leisure 01392 879055 do say you want best pos quote good hunting,Do remember male sex knows whats best in these matters although theirs no sex if you go against her wishes
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Old 03 April 2005, 06:34   #3
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Old 03 April 2005, 06:51   #4
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It's ok to use Quicksilver Premium Plus Oil in an Opti. I presume you will get better performance from using Quicksilver Optimax Oil but using Premium Plus won't damage your engine or your warranty.

To quote the manual:
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Mercury or Quicksilver Optimax/DFI 2–Cycle engine oil is recommended for your engine. If Optimax/DFI 2–Cycle engine oil is not available, we recommend using Mercury or Quicksilver TC–W3 Premium Plus 2–Cycle Oil. Severe engine damage may result from use of an inferior oil.
For good quote on an Optimax try Barnet Marine (www.ribs.co.uk) and say you are looking for their best price!!
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