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#10792812 - 04/24/15 07:31 AM 200 OptiMax Merc
Fisher Jack Offline
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Registered: 04/03/13
Posts: 18
Loc: Georgetown, TX
Have a 2011 Z8 with a 200 OptiMax and "blew the engine" ROD??, took it in and found still under 4 year Gold warranty. Dealer says Merc sometimes sends a whole new upper unit, and sometimes just a block replacement where all my old components go back on. He stated there were 3 other motors in at the same time for the same failure. The oil injection seemed to be working. Question is: What components would you replace if old ones going back on just as a precautionary measure and is there something that should also be done to the lower unit, maybe like flushing it due to fragments. Thanks

#10793130 - 04/24/15 09:25 AM Re: 200 OptiMax Merc [Re: Fisher Jack]
gary purdy Offline
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Registered: 05/24/03
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Loc: Littlefield Tx & Lake A. H. US...
Will not effect the lower unit, any fragments will go out of the exhaust. I would want a new water pump, is about all on the lower.
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#10802777 - 04/28/15 07:08 AM Re: 200 OptiMax Merc [Re: Fisher Jack]
Fisher Jack Offline
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Registered: 04/03/13
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Loc: Georgetown, TX
Thanks, boat fully rebuilt in one week by dealer. They said Air injection valve bad and that it what caused the problem. Mercury covered the full amount which totaled around $8,000.


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