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Old 19 July 2006, 09:28   #11
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check with lee fairweather who did seariders for him with a very similar fault, give them the symptoms over the phone and they may be able to give an indication of possible causes etc

never hurts to get a few views on this type of thing
Chris - be very careful advising that it is possible to diagnose an optimax fault over the phone - it almost always isn't in my experience.

Regarding running up on the muffs - this didn't highlight my problem. The engine needed to be run under load. This can be done either running free or on the trailer in gear half way down the slip.
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Chris - be very careful advising that it is possible to diagnose an optimax fault over the phone - it almost always isn't in my experience.

Regarding running up on the muffs - this didn't highlight my problem. The engine needed to be run under load. This can be done either running free or on the trailer in gear half way down the slip.
Thanks for the info.

I have spoken to Mark at Fairweather Marine and I've got some more things to suggest to my "not quite as good dealer!"

If it isn't fixed at my place I'll take it to Mark, I certainly will be doing from now on anyway!

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Chris - be very careful advising that it is possible to diagnose an optimax fault over the phone - it almost always isn't in my experience.

Regarding running up on the muffs - this didn't highlight my problem. The engine needed to be run under load. This can be done either running free or on the trailer in gear half way down the slip.
i think i said....."give them the symptoms over the phone and they may be able to give an indication of possible causes etc"

i was speaking with CJL this morning and said it might be worth giving fairweather a call and explaining the symptoms hi engine has and they may be able to come up with some possible causes that could be suggested to the local dealer trying to repair it, who incidentially does not have the diagnostic equipment for this particular engine apparently.

does that help?
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i think i said....."give them the symptoms over the phone and they may be able to give an indication of possible causes etc"

i was speaking with CJL this morning and said it might be worth giving fairweather a call and explaining the symptoms hi engine has and they may be able to come up with some possible causes that could be suggested to the local dealer trying to repair it, who incidentially does not have the diagnostic equipment for this particular engine apparently.

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Fair enough - however he's wasting his time, and money, going to a dealer who does not have the diagnostics gear.
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Fair enough - however he's wasting his time, and money, going to a dealer who does not have the diagnostics gear.
Tell me about it. This dealer has failed to tell me that they don't have the diagnostic gear when I took it in. At the moment the mechanic dodges the question about what the diagnostic gear is telling him. I'm furious.

If they think I'm paying for all these hours labour they will think they have another thing comming.

Surely they should not have accepted my engine if they don't have the correct gear?
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Sadly it's not what people should accept these days more a case of 'can we get away with it?'

If they'd fixed it without the diagnostic gear you'd have been none the wiser...
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