Looking for best Optimax mechanic in Nor/Central Cal area

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NG
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Looking for best Optimax mechanic in Nor/Central Cal area

Postby NG » Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:57 am

Been having continuous problems with my older Optimax, such as, stalls out after being started, stalls out when idling at random times, fouled plugs recently after only 49 hours, doesn't start right away after cranking it takes multiple attempts...I've tried to fix these issues with no luck.

Can you recommend someone who you have experience with and is really good at diagnosing older Optimax motors, mine in either a 2001/2002 model and I live near Elk Grove and willing to drive upward to 2-3 hours to find the best Optimax mechanic.

Thanks for your help with suggestions

JL
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Re: Looking for best Optimax mechanic in Nor/Central Cal area

Postby JL » Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:31 pm

If you are going to take it to a shop, I would HIGHLY recommend Boatmasters in Livermore! If you are a hands on guy then go to Bassboatcentral.com and post your problem on the Mercury 3Liter forum. They have some really qualified guys there and will steer you in the right direction! Might even save you some $$ :D Let us know how it goes after you get it fixed!

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Re: Looking for best Optimax mechanic in Nor/Central Cal area

Postby gabuelhaj » Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:32 pm

Don't know of mechanics in your area but if you work on your own engine, did you check the reeds and air compressor?

You can also grab your serial number and post the issues with your serial number in the Mercury forms at http://www.bassboatcentral.com.

Good luck!
Glenn Abuelhaj

smallmouth00
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Re: Looking for best Optimax mechanic in Nor/Central Cal area

Postby smallmouth00 » Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:56 pm

my 2001 use to do the same thing.. mike and drew solved all my problems at boatmasters,they do good work call them

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Re: Looking for best Optimax mechanic in Nor/Central Cal area

Postby birdman920 » Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:59 pm

Boatmasters !....

Phishphinder
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Re: Looking for best Optimax mechanic in Nor/Central Cal area

Postby Phishphinder » Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:43 pm

I always had good luck with boat masters when i lived in the Bay Area. Now living in Sacramento, my go to is Marine Service Center in Rancho Cordova (916) 638-7935. Andy has great service and is reasonably priced.

not4un
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Re: Looking for best Optimax mechanic in Nor/Central Cal area

Postby not4un » Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:25 am

Call Jason at Oliver Outboards 209-985-0950. He is in Modesto area. One the few certified Master Mercury Mechanics in the state

Dave Brabec
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Re: Looking for best Optimax mechanic in Nor/Central Cal area

Postby Dave Brabec » Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:39 am

2001-2002 had injector failure problems and a class action suit about it.

DaLa
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Re: Looking for best Optimax mechanic in Nor/Central Cal area

Postby DaLa » Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:32 am

Boatmasters!!...

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Re: Looking for best Optimax mechanic in Nor/Central Cal area

Postby Topwater All Day » Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:55 am

BoatMasters is a great shop as many have already said, but it is a little far for those of us up in the Sacramento area. As PhishPhinder said above, Marine Service Center is an excellent shop here locally - highly recommend them for mechanical issues. Lastly, Damon Witt over at Bass Boat Works is fantastic for routine service and trouble shooting. He also does almost everything related to a bass boat aside from major engine work...he is also mobile if needed and will come to you.

Good luck, hope you get it fixed and back on the water!
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monte300
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Re: Looking for best Optimax mechanic in Nor/Central Cal area

Postby monte300 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:25 am

DaLa wrote:Boatmasters!!...


Boatmasters has been taking good care of my outboard for over 20 years. Don't be afraid to take your Evinrude's to them too!

Champion Jon
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Re: Looking for best Optimax mechanic in Nor/Central Cal area

Postby Champion Jon » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:53 am

Jeremy at Capital City Marine in New Castle has done a great job for me over the years. He knows what he is doing.

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Re: Looking for best Optimax mechanic in Nor/Central Cal area

Postby mark poulson » Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:06 am

On Bethel Island, try Kurt Pressler (925) 783-8986
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