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Old 17 May 2006, 10:15   #1
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for those with optimax knowledge..

As I have emptied out the non opti oil (and am replacing with the proper stuff) in the oil tank do i need to change the oil in the engine resevoir too or will this bleed through in time?
Secondly, do I need to pump oil through the oil line or will it do it itself, was worried about an air block as the line drained of oil.

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Old 17 May 2006, 11:11   #2
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i will reply as i know the answer to this better than some opti dealers

drain out the oil in the reservior on the engine as it will be better to have opti oil in there, if you have a syringe perhaps take the oil out with that thru the filler cap to save removing loosening any pipes etc

then top it up with opti oil

to bleed the system run the engine with the engine oil reservoir cap loosened and you will see the engine oil res fil up from the main tank, put the lid on just prior to it reaching the top and spilling, then makesure the lid on the main and engine reserviors are done up tight and you are done

i speak from experience as mine was not bled properly so i got help and read the workshop manual on bleeding etc
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i will reply as i know the answer to this better than some opti dealers

drain out the oil in the reservior on the engine as it will be better to have opti oil in there, if you have a syringe perhaps take the oil out with that thru the filler cap to save removing loosening any pipes etc

then top it up with opti oil

to bleed the system run the engine with the engine oil reservoir cap loosened and you will see the engine oil res fil up from the main tank, put the lid on just prior to it reaching the top and spilling, then makesure the lid on the main and engine reserviors are done up tight and you are done

i speak from experience as mine was not bled properly so i got help and read the workshop manual on bleeding etc
Exactly right Hugh, done the same!
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Exactly right Hugh, done the same!

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many thanks - as a total biff on this I had better check where eveything is and follow instructions...
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Speaking of Opti dealers, I've just noticed that after shelling out 460 for a service at the end of last season, the fuel/water seperator filter in the consol wasn't changed. Is this crap?
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Speaking of Opti dealers, I've just noticed that after shelling out 460 for a service at the end of last season, the fuel/water seperator filter in the consol wasn't changed. Is this crap?
as it is not a specific filter associated with the engine i would say not and you would normally have to specifically ask them to change it
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Being an inboard girl, i'm kinda used to it being done, especially for thick end of 500 knicker.
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mine was serviced by local dealer - can't remember price but about 200 and they DID change the water filter and winterise...
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Bembridge Outboards and good service it was too...
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