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Old 02-27-2020, 02:55 PM
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Default 2000 Opti or 2000 EFI?

Same boat with each OB, Opti has 979 hours, EFI hours unknown. Both equally in good condition visually, which on do you take home?
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Old 02-27-2020, 02:56 PM
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Forgot to mention both are 200 HP
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Old 02-27-2020, 02:59 PM
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And the EFI is not a 2000, it's a 1997. I'm losing it
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Old 02-28-2020, 08:58 AM
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2 stroke or 4 stroke EFI?
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Old 02-28-2020, 09:38 AM
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Opti more fuel efficient burns less oil less noise.
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Old 02-28-2020, 10:54 AM
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Opti more fuel efficient burns less oil less noise.
What Kevin said much better on fuel biggest thing with the Optis is they are a close tolerance motor so be sure to warm it up before putting the hammer down I have a 2000 Opti and it has been a great motor.
For bare bones and simple the EFI is a very reliable engine also just fuel hungry.
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Old 02-28-2020, 01:13 PM
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I know from experience that the '97 200 EFI is a dependable and thirsty unit. Just worried about the 2000 Optimax and the bad experiences so many have had. Would it be safe to conclude that if the Opti has made it this far it's as dependable as the EFI?
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If the compressor has been updated not much else to go wrong, if he has service records would be nice I would have them do leak down test on the Opti and print out which tells if any codes, run time and RPM`s if 3/4`s of those hours was running wide open above 5,000 rpm`s then I would pass.
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Old 02-29-2020, 09:06 AM
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2000-2001 were the Opti pop years. If that motor has been around for 20 years and has provided close to a 1000 hours of service that problem either didn't exist on that particular motor or has long ago been fixed. I would definitely go for the much less thirsty Optimax. I owned a 225hp for 12 years. Besides replacing the starter all I did was regular maintenance. As others have suggested have a compression test to see what you are getting.
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2000-2001 were the Opti pop years. If that motor has been around for 20 years and has provided close to a 1000 hours of service that problem either didn't exist on that particular motor or has long ago been fixed. I would definitely go for the much less thirsty Optimax. I owned a 225hp for 12 years. Besides replacing the starter all I did was regular maintenance. As others have suggested have a compression test to see what you are getting.

The Opti was the first of the close tolerance engines what caused most of the issues is guys were used to the old technology where hit the key and put the hammer down. Do that to an Optimax and things do not fair well as the pistons expand from the combustion heat faster then the block walls so the piston seizes.
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