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    Exclamation FAQ- COMMONLY ASKED/USED 2.0/2.4/2.5 Liter Topics (Look here FIRST) Updated 12/2015

    GENERAL PRODUCT INFO AND MAINTENANCE:

    Optimax Engine Break-In


    HOW TO FIND YOUR SERIAL NUMBER

    Optimax Engine Changes, 1/2013 and later

    FUEL LINES AND PERFORMANCE PROBLEMS

    "BATTERIES THAT MEET THE REQUIREMENT" - Reserve Capacity Monsters!


    PM-1 Experiences and Warranty Poll
    ProXS Engines: OIL RECOMMENDATION CHANGE



    Oil, Battery, Spark Plugs, Fuel and Fuel Additive Recommendations

    OIL IDENTIFICATION by Part Numbers

    Importance of Proper Spark Plug Gap


    DON'T use Aftermarket Spark Plugs in your Opti!

    Recommended Annual Maintenance or Winterization for Optimax Engines

    Compressor STRAINER Cleaning

    Bleeding air from the Engine Mounted Oil Tank


    Proper Warmup and Cold Water Operation


    Engine Shutdown Precautions after a HARD RUN (Especially in cold water)


    Thermostat removal/replacement for Optimax Engines


    Compression Testing

    "Water Pressure 101"- Poppet Valves and Variables with Water Pressure

    1.5L (75-125hp 3 cyl) Optimax Water Pump Replacement
    Water Pump Replacement (Sherm's Tips)



    Mercury Marine Engine Products


    4-Shutter Intake Idle Speed Adjustment

    Striker Plates- Performance

    Striker Plate Replacement Information

    WARNING HORN
    "BEEPED"-For Down-draft (Motorola-style) Models-


    FUEL AND ETHANOL TOPICS:


    Mercury OFFERS- INEXPENSIVE FUEL "ETHANOL CONTENT TESTER"


    What Ethanol does to your engine... fuel lines & system
    !


    Mercury's View of Ethanol Fuel (Original Article)


    Mercury Marine Article on Ethanol Fuels (December 2013)

    MERCURY Fuel System Care Products- Know the FACTS, avoid the MYTHS

    Ethanol Free Gas Stations List (US)


    Fuel Rail and Direct Injector Removal



    SMARTCRAFT INSTALLATION AND MERCMONITOR:


    MercMonitor Versions and Information


    MercMonitor Installation: (Currently looking for documented install)

    NMEA-2000 Stand-Alone Gateway "stick"


    NMEA-0183 Connection Information with Diaghram

    NMEA-2000 Gateway Connections (L1 or Higher MercMonitor- or Gateway Stick)

    LIVEWELL TEMP MOD

    DIGITAL TRIM SENSOR INSTALLATION

    How to Disassemble A Smartcraft Cable Connector



    GEAR RATIO:

    Determining your Gearcase "Gear Ratio"- Without removing Gearcase



    Mods and Such:

    3L O-ringed Cylinder Head Cutting/CC Service @ JSRE

    225 EFI, 250 EFI, 300 ProMax Throttle Plate Airgap

    Adding an
    LED Warning Light to Warning Horn Circuit


    REED CAGE LAPPING

    HIGH SPEED SCOOP KIT INSTALLATION



    COMMON QUESTIONS/ITEMS:


    Hotfoot Adjustment/Setup


    Hydraulic Steering Bleeding/Purging or Installation Instructions


    EFI Pressure Regulator/Final Filter

    Trim Rod Endcap Removal Tool


    Alternative Oils?


    2.5L Poppet Valve Kit

    Checkout Recommendations for a Used Engine


    Contacting
    Don
    for Technical Support



    Should you see something that you feel should be on this list (or note an error), please send me a PM.


    Last edited by EuropeanAM; 12-04-2015 at 10:22 PM.


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