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which motor?? #14395319 06/16/22 03:10 AM
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I am going to buy a different boat and was wondering which motor is the best of them..I currently run an EFI on my cobra..It is the only motor I know.

Pro Xs
EFI
optimax...

Re: which motor?? [Re: coachallentca] #14395329 06/16/22 03:23 AM
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Are you referring to the new ProXS or the older one? If older one, the only difference between it and the Opti, is that the Pro had a higher max RPM.

The EFI is probably the longer living motor, but get less fuel mileage.

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The EFI is historically going to live longer. Just the nature of more fuel/oil running through the motor keeping it lubed and cooler. The other two are just optimax and optimax with stickers.

You'll need to weigh durability vs fuel use.


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Pat The older ones.. I hear the optimax seem to blow more engines that he EFI.. Is that true?

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the older the optimaxes are the more prone they are to failure.

Re: which motor?? [Re: coachallentca] #14396169 06/17/22 12:39 AM
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Originally Posted by coachallentca
Pat The older ones.. I hear the optimax seem to blow more engines that he EFI.. Is that true?


Yes...and no.
They were called opti-pops for a reason. All of the DFI motors were fragile when they hit the market, if you had a diligent owner who kept up with the updates and maintenance, they do live longer, but personally, I wouldn't trust them.


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Any 4 stroke!
If 2 stroke, Iā€™d go with the V Max

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Originally Posted by forkduc
Any 4 stroke!
If 2 stroke, Iā€™d go with the V Max

This, ran mercs nealy my entire life of six decades. I just bought a Skeeter with a 200 SHO 4 stroke. I run it quite a bit when I'm on the water and about every two or three trips I add $50 of fuel spilttling it between two 25 gallon tanks that were close to empty when I got the boat. I've had the boat about six months and have about 2/3 of a tank in each of them, slowly gaining ground. I'll probably run it for a while without adding any fuel because I don't want the weight of full or nealy full tanks to push around. I run no ethanol fuel as well and it seems to like that.


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