Is the Mercury OptiMax a good motor?
The Mercury Marine OptiMax 150 is the middle of three direct fuel-injection two-stroke outboards from 135 to 175hp, all of which use the same 60° V6 powerhead. The 2.5lt loop-charged powerhead has been around a long, long time and in my opinion is one of the best Mercury engines.
Is a Mercury OptiMax a 2 stroke or 4 stroke engine?
The Mercury OptiMax range of direct injected two-stroke outboard motors has been a winner. They provide drastically improved fuel efficiency combined with gutsy performance, their noise levels are reasonable and similarly their service costs.
How many hours will a 2 stroke outboard last?
A typical two-stroke or four-stroke outboard engine should provide 1,500 hours of run time. Based on the average use of 200 hours per year, this will last 7-8 years. However, changing your oil every 50 hours of operation and regularly flushing the engine can see your outboard engine last 10 to 20 years.
What kind of gas does a Mercury OptiMax take?
Use the recommended 87 octane fuel. Mid-grade 89 octane is acceptable (and may provide minor performance improvements at idle). There is no reason to use High-Test fuel in this engine.
How long should a Mercury OptiMax last?
Most of the Mercury OptiMax motors will have an average life span of upper 900’s to 1300 hours depending upon how well they were maintained.
Is a Mercury OptiMax fuel injected?
Proven Technology – More than a decade of reliable Mercury® OptiMax® performance is testimony to a great design. Low-pressure Direct Fuel Injection (DFI) delivery, corrosion-resistant alloys and finishes, and rugged components keep Mercury OptiMax outboards on the water, season upon season.
What is considered high hours on a 2-stroke outboard?
A two or four-stroke outboard engine should provide you with 1500hours of usage. It is deemed to be high hours for an outboard motor if used for 200 hours a year as that will mean the boat will last like seven to eight years.