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#12445950 - 09/28/17 07:58 PM Mercury optimax 150 compression
bondsman Offline

Registered: 02/21/11
Posts: 25
Would some of you more expirenced folks know what the compression numbers should be
Thanks and God Bless

#12446457 - 09/29/17 08:03 AM Re: Mercury optimax 150 compression [Re: bondsman]
Muzzlebrake Offline
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Registered: 12/26/14
Posts: 1627
Loc: Euless
A fresh strong engine would be in the 120-125 range cold cranking and all holes close to equal. 100-115 is OK and will still run out good. 80-90 and I would be thinking about freshening the power head up with honing and new rings. If one or more holes is 10-15 psi lower than the others I would keep a close eye on it and maybe add a little oil to the gas to supplement the auto oil mixing.
I ain't no guru and no warranty implied:)
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#12447684 - 09/30/17 09:17 AM Re: Mercury optimax 150 compression [Re: bondsman]
gary purdy Offline
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Registered: 05/24/03
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Loc: Littlefield Tx & Lake A. H. US...
120 to 130 You can get bogging and a poor hole shot under that.
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