How many hours will a Mercury OptiMax last?

How many hours will a Mercury OptiMax last?

Some go out at 70k, some at 330k, but in general, you should expect 240k out of them. Most with I/O or inboards figure at least 2500 hours before a rebuild. I’ve seen a lot of them with 3500 – 4000 hours.

Is Mercury OptiMax a good motor?

The Mercury Marine OptiMax 150 is the middle of three direct fuel-injection two-stroke outboards from 135 to 175hp, all of which use the same 60° V6 powerhead. The 2.5lt loop-charged powerhead has been around a long, long time and in my opinion is one of the best Mercury engines.

Is Mercury discontinuing OptiMax?

As for the direct-injection two-stroke OptiMax engine series, it has been discontinued. With the exception of one commercial-use model, Mercury Marine now is completely out of the two-stroke outboard engine market.

What does 4 beeps mean on a Mercury OptiMax?

oil tank warning
4 beeps is the oil tank warning (level) in the engine mounted oil tank reservoir. The oil alarm will sound 4 short tones every two minutes if the oil tank mounted on the side of the motor has less than 22 oz of oil in it.

How long will a 2-stroke outboard last?

A typical two-stroke or four-stroke outboard engine should provide 1,500 hours of run time. Based on the average use of 200 hours per year, this will last 7-8 years. However, changing your oil every 50 hours of operation and regularly flushing the engine can see your outboard engine last 10 to 20 years.

When did Mercury stop making OptiMax?

May 2018
In May 2018, Mercury Marine discontinued manufacturing all of its 2-stroke engines, commonly called the OptiMax series.

What years did Mercury make OptiMax?

Introduced in 1995, Mercury’s OptiMax direct fuel-injection system was a lead bull in the manufacturers’ stampede toward cleaner two-stroke engines. OptiMax was not designed as a fuel system to bolt onto an existing engine, but as a new power plant to complement Mercury’s line of outboard engines.

When did Mercury stop making OptiMax engines?

Optimax was discontinued in 2018 when the new-generation V6 and V8 4-strokes were introduced.

Are 2-stroke outboards reliable?

One of the biggest things to look for when choosing an outboard motor is reliability. Fortunately, the 2 and 4 stroke motors in today’s market are very dependable. They’re built to last and power any adventure.

Which is better 2 or 4 stroke outboard?

From a cost perspective, a 4-stroke outboard is far more fuel efficient than a 2-stroke. The fuel efficiency of a 4-stroke motor can be 50% better than that of a 2-stroke motor with the same HP. They’re quieter than 2-strokes, with the lower pitch of the motor being less of a nuisance. …

How can I upgrade my Optimax 200 to 225 hp?

Basically porting, heads, exhaust outlets enlarged, rod slot and a few other easy mods will net you 225 easily. There are not that much different then the 200 carb or Laser motors. my mess up my 2004 200xs is a 2.5 l not a 2.4 the 225xs is 3.0l and there is a 2.5xs 225 hp that is 2.5l.

Which is the best Optimax 300xs performance kit?

Step up your 300XS performance affordably! Level 1.1 kits are winning races every weekend worldwide. The first step in achieving more XS performance is the Level 1.1 performance kit. Honest bolt on power. We have hundreds of hours testing and are very proud of our kits performance.

Which is better a stock or aftermarket ECU?

The stock ECU has just as much or more flexibility than any aftermarket ECU. Why not take advantage? Here at DBR we are able to do just that. We offer full ECU reprogramming services at various performance levels, and are part of every Performance kit we offer.