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pass anything but a gas pump ! #12779061
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i have a new to me 02 zx225 with a yama ox66 225 vmax (non hdpi )
this thing will run like a scalded dog --but oh my -it likes fuel and oil

anybody else observe the same thing ?

came from an optimax --and this seems very different !

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Re: pass anything but a gas pump ! [Re: kevine80] #12779188
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Yes the older Yamaha including hpdi are comparable to Cooter Brown

My 07 would go thru a gallon of oil in a few trips

Re: pass anything but a gas pump ! [Re: kevine80] #12779270
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... I went from the OX66 to the Merc Optimax
I would gladly trade the poor fuel consumption for the reliability of the OX66.

Re: pass anything but a gas pump ! [Re: kevine80] #12779274
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My OX66 225 VMax loves gas and oil if I leave my foot in it. But, I've had it since 1999 and it is still running strong.

Re: pass anything but a gas pump ! [Re: Bass N Beer] #12779741
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Originally Posted By: Bass N Beer
My OX66 225 VMax loves gas and oil if I leave my foot in it. But, I've had it since 1999 and it is still running strong.


Ditto. Run it like you stole it, it guzzles. Run it a little less, it's not too bad.


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Re: pass anything but a gas pump ! [Re: kevine80] #12779758
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,,,, if you have an OX66 225hp and you want to trade it for a mercury Optimax 225 hp --- freshly rebuilt --- shoot me a PM

Re: pass anything but a gas pump ! [Re: kevine80] #12779769
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One of the most reliable engines ever made IMO... you can get decent mileage if you keep your foot out of it.





Re: pass anything but a gas pump ! [Re: kevine80] #12779908
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Mine likes oil, gas and abuse. As did my carb'd one before it. Wouldn't trade it they just run.


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Re: pass anything but a gas pump ! [Re: kevine80] #12779975
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What do y'all consider an optimal fuel milage RPM without going too slow..?

Re: pass anything but a gas pump ! [Re: kevine80] #12779986
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Varies from boat to boat, in my ZX225 about mid trim and 45-55 mph is the sweet spot for fuel mileage. I never really paid attention to the RPM while running those speeds, will have to look at that Wednesday when I hit the lake.





Re: pass anything but a gas pump ! [Re: kevine80] #12780151
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Oh yes the OX66 225 loves both gas and oil, however with proper maintenance
it's just about bullet proof. A most reliable motor.

Re: pass anything but a gas pump ! [Re: kevine80] #12780161
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Also i'd guess 55 is about 5k rpm on my 250. I just play it by ear. A lot of trim, minimal speed without bobbing in and out of pad I assume is where I get the best fuel eco. I usually just don't worry about it lol. It ain't gonna be good either way









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Re: pass anything but a gas pump ! [Re: kevine80] #12780722
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Originally Posted By: kevine80
i have a new to me 02 zx225 with a yama ox66 225 vmax (non hdpi )
this thing will run like a scalded dog --but oh my -it likes fuel and oil

anybody else observe the same thing ?

came from an optimax --and this seems very different !


It is very different. It is dependable !




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Re: pass anything but a gas pump ! [Re: kevine80] #12783134
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thnks guys ----i will just cry at the gas pump --and laugh as i blow across the lake ! banana

Re: pass anything but a gas pump ! [Re: buda13] #12783650
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Originally Posted By: buda13
Varies from boat to boat, in my ZX225 about mid trim and 45-55 mph is the sweet spot for fuel mileage. I never really paid attention to the RPM while running those speeds, will have to look at that Wednesday when I hit the lake.


That's about my sweet spot usually around 50 MPH is where I get best MPG but mine gets little over 2 miles to the gallon at WOT running 5200-5400 RPMs so usually on tournament day I just let her rip hahaha I have never gotten close to running out of gas in tournament even when we ran 80+ miles in a day.

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