Hope that helps.
anyone own a newer 225 optimax -------are they a reliable motor ---do you like them --- love the 2-stroke sound of my Blackmax but may be time to re-power soon
Hope that helps.
Great motors,I have a 02 225hp on my 22 Whaler.Lots of gettyup and go! Just use high quality spark plugs[change them religiously every year]and Always use Opti DFI oil or..............I have switched to the AMSOIL full synthetic HP injector DFI oil which is cheaper and smells better when it burns too!!Don't ever use crappy oil in them if you want a long lasting motor.The oiling varies between 300 to 1 to 50 to 1 at diff. throttle openings.AND....Always dump some SEAFOAM gas treatment at every fill-up,you must keep those carbon deposites out of the cylinders and injectors to keep those motors from leaning out with a bad injector spray pattern!!!!!!You will get at LEAST 1200 hours or more out of her if you do no problem.You are right...those motors sound good too,not like some of those others.
One more thing.Set up an account with AMSOIL in Edmonton .Prices are OK and shipping is cheap.I buy 3 boxes of 3 3.784 litre jugs at a time and I'm good for the year.Happy new year!
Good anchors...Stay away
Last edited by Sculpin; 01-02-2012 at 05:39 PM.
Originally Posted by Fishtofino
"If you're trying to go for tuna on the cheap you are just asking for trouble. The ocean is a mean bitch that wants to kill you. My 2 cents worth."
talking about brand prefference never fails to get people worked up. I hope they are a good motor and they appear to be slightly cheaper --plus built in North America---I like that
What are you re-powering? What is your reason for sticking with 2 stroke? Are you going to buy new or used? I also want to re-power and I'm curious of others reasons for different makes. I think I will let price make the difference.
My first boat had a Merc.
My second boat had a Merc.
My current boat has a MERC.
Had a 225opti on a 20ft aluminum boat. Hole shot was great, lotsa power, lotsa speed fairly economical.
If you do a search on the net they used to have some compressor-injector problems around the year 2001 and prior if I remember well. Spark plugs needed to be replaced every year or so, kept using oil from mercury, changed leg oil every year and had no grief from it other than compressor belt wearing too quick and starting to squeal in the morning when engine was cold.