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Old 26 January 2006, 14:35   #1
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Optimax Engine Life

Just out of interest I was wondering if anybody could advise me on the length of reliable service that can be expected from a well maintained and serviced engine. I know this is a 'how long is a piece of string' question but if you think about a car you can expect to start to encounter problems after 50,000 miles and get into some major stuff after 100,000 miles.

What are your thoughts?? Want to keep reliability as long as it is sensible to do so..

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Old 26 January 2006, 14:45   #2
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Best i keep a eye on this thread,, seeing as i have just bought a 225 opti

Hopefully,, built like a Volvo,, good for 200,000k plus
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Old 30 January 2006, 16:03   #3
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I am amazed that there is no response from the great pool of knowledge...

Surely someone must have some thoughts on this question??
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I too am waiting for the "experts" to pass their knowledge on this question as i have recently purchased an opti. Lets hope it is more reliable than an audi!!! a lot more reliable than a Landy and heaps more reliable than a Jag!!

personally i doubt i will have it for 500 hours so not too bothered as i will be onto something else by then but you never know...

when i was doing some research i was told there are a lot of engines out there with well over a thousand hours and going very strong and smoothly
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Well i was speaking to a Mercury agent today, and telling him what i have bought,
He did say there was a bit of trouble on the early 2001 engines, ?? manifold's ?? I belive ??

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i was in taunton this weekend visiting the parents and dropping off the boat in yeovil to get the tubes fitted..

yes some earlier engines had some probs but they seem to have sorted that out now

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Well i was speaking to a Mercury agent today, and telling him what i have bought,
He did say there was a bit of trouble on the early 2001 engines, ?? manifold's ?? I belive ??

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My experience with 225 optis I would put an expected life before stopping at around 25 hours. One of the most troublesome engines I have ever come across.
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Well thats me living on borrowed time then, had 200 hours of trouble free running sobfar!!
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All my probs were with the 2001-2003 engines. I stopped fitting them after all the problems so hopefully they have improved a bit since.
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Old 31 January 2006, 04:35   #10
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Well this one's on 60 hours, belive 3 years warranty ? so ok !! to July 2007 then i hope !!!!!!!!
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