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#12754557 - 05/14/18 10:23 AM Mercury Optimax 150 hp
mak123 Offline
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Registered: 06/22/10
Posts: 227
Hi. I am looking at purchasing a Ranger. It has a 2011 Mercury OptiMax 150 HP. I do not have any experience with this motor. I would really appreciate your input on this particular 2011 motor. Thank you in advance.

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#12754685 - 05/14/18 11:24 AM Re: Mercury Optimax 150 hp [Re: mak123]
TXMako2201 Offline
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Registered: 10/26/16
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I have an 06 opti and I love it. It's been extremely reliable and easy to maintain, although loud (2-stroke). the etec and the 4-stroke guys are about tell you different.. it's all about what you want!

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#12755908 - 05/15/18 06:24 AM Re: Mercury Optimax 150 hp [Re: mak123]
gary purdy Offline
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Registered: 05/24/03
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They are good motors but grab your tail when needing other than routine maintenance. Compressors, fuel rail cleaning and lower units.
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#12756379 - 05/15/18 12:31 PM Re: Mercury Optimax 150 hp [Re: TXMako2201]
Stump jumper Online   content
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Registered: 04/19/04
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Originally Posted By: TXMako2201
I have an 06 opti and I love it. It's been extremely reliable and easy to maintain, although loud (2-stroke). the etec and the 4-stroke guys are about tell you different.. it's all about what you want!
I have a 2006 200 and mine is very quiet but before this motor I had a 175 Blackmax with polished heads and a 200 exhaust tuner. That motor was far and away louder that my Optimax. I could tell just by listening to it idle if it was running right. With the Optimax I have to turn my head some times to make sure it is running. Optimax is good on the gas too.


Edited by Stump jumper (05/15/18 12:32 PM)
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