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Old 11 October 2006, 09:25   #1
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Anyone know what the running-in period is for this ?
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Anyone know what the running-in period is for this ?
I have a 135. I guess there may be differences for the 115, but my manual states:

"For the first hour of operation, allow the engine to warm up for 30-60 seconds.

Run the engine at varied throttle settings, the majority of the time between 3000 and 4500 rpm.

Change engine speed approximately every 2 minutes, avoid continuous operation at idle speed for more than 10 minutes. Shorts burst of full throttle for periods up to 10 seconds are acceptable.

Avoid trimming the outboard up beyoned a vertical trim position during operation.

For the next 3 hours of operation, change the engine speed every 10 minutes.

The engine automatically receives extra oil during the first hours of operation, for most boaters this will be complete in about 10 hours."
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Optimax engines have there own run in cycle, it will tell you when and how long you have left on your smartcraft gauges.
It will say it has 180 minutes when you first start it up, but then it needs to run at over 35% load for the break in time to start counting down.

Although when we run them in for people at work we run them at 35% for 4 hours. You will also find it uses a little more oil during the break in period.
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Thanks guys ... as you may have guessed - I'm chomping at the bit to get my hands on my new toy ....
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Thanks guys ... as you may have guessed - I'm chomping at the bit to get my hands on my new toy ....
Are you getting the optional twin SmartCraft dials? They are good.
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Are you getting the optional twin SmartCraft dials? They are good.
I believe those are included - so Yes
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I believe those are included - so Yes
I would check on that. Whn I got my 135, the 115 did not come with the twin dials. It came with a single LCD unit.

My dealer said that if I wanted the twin dials (v. good) the extra s was bringing me mearly up to the price of the 135, which has them as standard and you get a S/S prop included.
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I would check on that. Whn I got my 135, the 115 did not come with the twin dials. It came with a single LCD unit.

My dealer said that if I wanted the twin dials (v. good) the extra s was bringing me mearly up to the price of the 135, which has them as standard and you get a S/S prop included.
I dunno then !!
but I will be max-rated at 120 hp, and my budget is exhausted, so will see!
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Rib is partially completed, and opti has twin guages...


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