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#11825725 - 09/12/16 09:32 PM Optimax squealing
centexbasser Offline
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Registered: 02/28/09
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Loc: Temple,tx
I've got a 2008 200 hp optimax started making a squealing noise after a tournament this weekend. Seem to be running fine and goes into gear good. Just replaced the belt last week.makes the noise at idle but as soon as I take off it stops. No buzzer or warnings coming on. Does anyone have an idea what is wrong? Thanks
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#11826306 - 09/13/16 09:11 AM Re: Optimax squealing [Re: centexbasser]
Curtbass Offline
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Registered: 04/17/15
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Loc: Grand Prairie, Tx
Compressor going out. Had one do the exact same thing on LBJ on a Saturday prefish with tournament on Sunday. Fished around ramp. Was told by Merc mechanic do not run it till he could check it out. In shop on a Monday. He called that evening & said it WAS compressor & would be ready Thursday. It was. It was on an 07' ProXS225.


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#11827350 - 09/13/16 07:26 PM Re: Optimax squealing [Re: centexbasser]
centexbasser Offline
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Thanks
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#11827485 - 09/13/16 08:35 PM Re: Optimax squealing [Re: centexbasser]
Lake Fork Guide Marc Mitchell Offline
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Air Compressor. Get it fixed ASAP before you blow a engine.
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#11830349 - 09/15/16 12:01 PM Re: Optimax squealing [Re: centexbasser]
Curtbass Offline
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Did you get it fixed? Just wondering? Let us know if you get a chance.
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#11831784 - 09/16/16 08:20 AM Re: Optimax squealing [Re: centexbasser]
Tommy Yetts Offline
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Registered: 12/14/02
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Loc: Rockwall, TX USA
Just a suggestion. Check your l/u lube and make sure there is no water in it. We have had a few come into the shop and had driveshaft failures due to water in the gearcase. It will make a squeal before she locks up or breaks.
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