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02-26-2021, 08:26 AM
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Posted By Sonic04GT

How does saltwater get in when you turn the wheel?

How does saltwater get in when you turn the wheel?
02-24-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 725
Posted By Sonic04GT

If you have someone to help you, bleeding only...

If you have someone to help you, bleeding only takes 5 minutes or so.

Connect a bottle of fluid to the helm. I cut the bottom off an old bottle and duct taped it to my T-top like a funnel. Turn...
02-24-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,684
Posted By Sonic04GT

Pictures from when I bought it. I should have...

Pictures from when I bought it. I should have known something was suspect. He never had it on a boat, and bought it from someone else. Was on a stand in his automotive transmission shop because he...
02-24-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,684
Posted By Sonic04GT

The sound I'm concerned about can be heard toward...

The sound I'm concerned about can be heard toward the end of this first video showing fuel pressure. Most noticeable at the very end.
https://youtu.be/FE7qGlqN4qY

Air pressure...
02-24-2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,684
Posted By Sonic04GT

Lol nope, and I agree with the absurdity. I...

Lol nope, and I agree with the absurdity.

I was out running the engine yesterday and everything was great with temps. Thermostats opened around 136-138 and maintained 130-132. About 4psi at idle....
02-22-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,684
Posted By Sonic04GT

The diagram doesn't really show it outside of the...

The diagram doesn't really show it outside of the engine, but I'll see if I can find a picture with the lower cowlings removed that shows the drains....
02-22-2021, 06:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,684
Posted By Sonic04GT

Yeah they must have had the powerhead off at some...

Yeah they must have had the powerhead off at some point and a sloppy mechanic dropped that in. Not sure if the powerhead was rebuilt/replaced or if they just needed to replace the base seal. I’ve...
02-21-2021, 10:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,684
Posted By Sonic04GT

Ran the engine today for a few minutes and...

Ran the engine today for a few minutes and removed the poppet again. Sure enough, the mystery piece reappeared. It wasn’t getting away this time. Very carefully grabbed it with needle nose pliers and...
02-19-2021, 05:09 PM
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Posted By Sonic04GT

Good luck finding those. I checked like 5...

Good luck finding those. I checked like 5 Walmarts that said in stock on Brickseek. Nothing.
02-19-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By Sonic04GT

I was recently in the same situation. Bought a...

I was recently in the same situation. Bought a LH 225 for a single engine application because the motor looked nice. I've only ran it once but I haven't noticed a difference from my previous RH...
02-19-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,684
Posted By Sonic04GT

Good idea with the string. I'll do that with both...

Good idea with the string. I'll do that with both simultaneously once I get the starboard thermostat out.

Do you just loosen the two big nuts holding the starboard side fuel rail on and slide it...
02-19-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,684
Posted By Sonic04GT

Yeah that's really what I was afraid of. I had...

Yeah that's really what I was afraid of. I had read about heating issues with the compressor and when the engine suddenly stalled and couldn't crank I thought something had seized up, like the...
02-19-2021, 06:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,684
Posted By Sonic04GT

good question. The experiment wasn’t that...

good question. The experiment wasn’t that controlled haha
i suppose I could put a digital thermometer in the pot and monitor as the water heats up with the thermostat in it.
02-18-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,684
Posted By Sonic04GT

For what it's worth, videos of it idling from a...

For what it's worth, videos of it idling from a cold start, and the warm up on the Mercmonitor.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4IrBxpfVA8&feature=youtu.be
...
02-18-2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,684
Posted By Sonic04GT

What is this plastic piece floating around in my Optimax cooling channel?

I have a new to me 2007 Optimax 225 that recently had the water pump replaced. Ran it on the lake and it did ok, except after a full throttle run when I came to idle, the engine died and would not...
01-28-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 655
Posted By Sonic04GT

Yeah I couldve sworn I used one in my old Mustang...

Yeah I couldve sworn I used one in my old Mustang years ago. I know they've been making fuel pumps longer than Mercury and I wasn't surprised to see that they actually make them for Mercury.

I...
01-28-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 655
Posted By Sonic04GT

Awesome. Thanks for the info.

Awesome. Thanks for the info.
01-25-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By Sonic04GT

I'm about to take my boat down to get my single...

I'm about to take my boat down to get my single MercMonitor programmed since the engine was previously used as a port-side engine on a twin and is now a single setup. Don't have any real world use...
01-25-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 655
Posted By Sonic04GT

Mercury vs Walbro fuel pumps - Optimax outboard

I have a 2007 225 Optimax that I believe has a failing high pressure fuel pump (13). The engine died, and when I turn the key to ON, the 3 second pump priming noise is a very noticeable screech. I...
01-03-2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,098
Posted By Sonic04GT

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.thehulltruth.com-...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.thehulltruth.com-vbulletin/2000x1504/4c35190b_88fd_4abc_b21b_96f10cb9373f_295e2f53a6167b6c245907c5bd0f5da3303a996d.jpeg
Is this where the fuel harness would connect?...
01-01-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,098
Posted By Sonic04GT

Yeah that did help. Thank you. I just bought the...

Yeah that did help. Thank you. I just bought the adapter for $20 that they mentioned (84-892452T01). Says female-to-female in the manual but seems to be listed as a male-to-male adapter. Either way,...
12-30-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,098
Posted By Sonic04GT

Mercury Smartcraft/Mercmonitor Install on 2007 Optimax

I have a 2007 225 Optimax that I am installing as a fresh re-power. I gutted everything. Install is nearly complete and now I'm about to move on to the Merc Monitor install, so I have a few questions...
11-27-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,201
Posted By Sonic04GT

Nah, I did it all manually in MS Paint. Had some...

Nah, I did it all manually in MS Paint. Had some time on my hands to sit at the computer and nerd out haha

Sounds like you're doin just fine with that setup. It just doesn't leave much room to...
11-25-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,201
Posted By Sonic04GT

Interesting. I'll have to look into that further....

Interesting. I'll have to look into that further.

40A just seems low to me, as I could pull that fairly easily I think under the right conditions, but not sure what kind of accessories you run off...
11-25-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,679
Posted By Sonic04GT

Any comments on these? References a Yamaha part...

Any comments on these? References a Yamaha part number. Says for all DFI engines and will be feeding a 225 Optimax DFI.

Looks like the larger style filter at a good price. Pretty much every darn...
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