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Old 15 August 2005, 08:48   #1
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Where is the best place and price to purchse Optimax oil in the Solent - Cowes best but Southampton OK!? Also, anyone recomend a good service agent?
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Old 05 September 2005, 16:45   #2
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optimax oil

like you I need to source this, though for an optimax 200. According to the Mercury manuel you can use Quicksiver 2-stroke oil which I know comes in two grades. This looks as if it easier to come by.. As for servicing I will head to Fairweather Marine in Fareham based on some previous experience I had with them when they were excellent and reasonable in diagnosing then sorting a bust Reed valve on a Force 75. Also how often the spark plugs need changing. Is it true they are OK for 100 hours or a time equivalent?
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According to my source it must be the Premium grade not the ordinary oil donīt remember the part number but could post tomorrow from work.
We recommend changing spark plug annually, bearing though in mind Icelanders are not as active boating as you living by the Solent.

We mainly go to our club house chatting about weather and how it would be nice going out on the boat..... but always nicer to have another beer instead or have one on board but not going anywhere.............

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According to my source it must be the Premium grade not the ordinary oil donīt remember the part number but could post tomorrow from work.
We recommend changing spark plug annually, bearing though in mind Icelanders are not as active boating as you living by the Solent.

We mainly go to our club house chatting about weather and how it would be nice going out on the boat..... but always nicer to have another beer instead or have one on board but not going anywhere.............

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And how much is beer in Iceland???
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If I tell you, youīll defenately stop thinking coming over.

Pub price for a pint is ooooooooonnnnnnlllllyyyyyy GBP 6,50 what a bargain that is .....

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Where is the best place and price to purchse Optimax oil in the Solent - Cowes best but Southampton OK!? Also, anyone recomend a good service agent?
24 squids for 4 litres, Dave Crawford Marine Lymington and it does get cheaper for bulk buys. ONLY USE SYNTHETIC QUICKSILVER Opti Oil, in an Opti. You'll be Ģ8k glad you did.
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I have an Opti Engine and had concerns myself about what oil to use. I spoke to Barrus who told me that it was perfectly OK to use the premium plus oil, but however I do use the Optimax Oil which i buy from Kevin mole In Cowes. I only use the premium plus when the Optimax oil is not available.
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Thanks for that - have a reasonable supply of oil with the boat but will check out Kevin Mole.

Probably a stupid question but does anyone ever use petrol addative injector cleaner on an Optimax (like a car) - mine does a fair bit of trolling and was a bit concerned about clogging up the injectors.
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If any body wants to join a purchasing cartel, I can get it at trade.but i do not want to mess about with 4 litres here and there.

If anybody is interested in a four by four litre pack then pm and Ill get the current prices. I need to buy 60 litres myself so a few more might get us a better price break
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If any body wants to join a purchasing cartel, I can get it at trade.but i do not want to mess about with 4 litres here and there.

If anybody is interested in a four by four litre pack then pm and Ill get the current prices. I need to buy 60 litres myself so a few more might get us a better price break
So do you mean 4 X 4 litres = 16 Litres total
Any way I would be interested!
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