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  1. #1

    Post 2001 Mercury Optimax DFI 200hp Compression belt broke off on the water.

    First time boat owner. Have been out already for a few hours. Boat ran fine. Stopped and fished a spot. Went to turn on the motor to fish a different spot, the motor would turn on, sputter for a bit then dies. Got back home noticed the compressor belt broke. Has anyone had any experience with the belt breaking and what damage it could cause? Also, average cost of getting it fix by a marine shop? Thanks.

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    Default Re: 2001 Mercury Optimax DFI 200hp Compression belt broke off on the water.

    The belts break when they are worn.

    No damage will occur.

    Get a belt and replace it. Simple. Make sure the compressor, the Alt and the tensioner spin freely.
    Chris
    Dockside Marine Services
    Jersey Shore.
    Mercruiser/Mercury Certified
    Let the insanity begin.

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    Default Re: 2001 Mercury Optimax DFI 200hp Compression belt broke off on the water.

    Thank you Chris. I was worried it might 've ruined the powerhead.

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