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Old 25-01-2012, 11:14 PM   #1
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carbon reed upgrade on a 225 opti

On a high hour opti its recommended that the reed valve blocks are replaced.
standard items are £96 per block (6 needed)
Iv seen an option to replace them with carbon reeds?
as the standard stainless steel reeds have 6 petals and the carbon have 5 petals I presume you need the blocks for the carbon and can not use the ss block?
is this a cheaper option than the £96 each?
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Old 26-01-2012, 10:23 PM   #2
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Dont think its wise to put carbons when you want hour rating equal to steel.
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Old 27-01-2012, 06:02 AM   #3
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Try a TDR ( Tony Doukas Reed ) and try the resin reeds they are the ONLY reed that will live in my 11,000 + Rpm drag motors season after season..Its the ONLY reed I will use in ALL my rebuilds they are bullet proof....

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Dont think its wise to put carbons when you want hour rating equal to steel.
Are the carbon ones weaker than stainless ones.?
So to save a bit of money on stainless ones and get carbon you would replace carbon more often.
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Are the carbon ones weaker than stainless ones.?
So to save a bit of money on stainless ones and get carbon you would replace carbon more often.
Its an high hour engine, so replacement by service instruction.
What hours do you intend to put in a season?

If you are cruising offshore certainly i would choose OEM.

If your a inshore racer and smoke your engine on a regular basis take non OEM, whatever kind of material they are made.

2 stroke outboard engines these days are very reliable.
Dont f*ck with the Optimax or other DI types, it will hit you in the back, thats my idea.
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