Factory Service Manual Application: Mercury OptiMax Outboard motor service manual application: 2000-2001 Mercury 115hp (115 hp) 135hp (135 hp) 150hp (150 hp) 175hp (175 hp) DFI (Direct Fuel Injection) outboard motor.
Starting Model Year 2000
Starting Serial Number OG960500.
Service Manual Information
It is assumed that these personnel are familiar with the servicing procedures of these products,
or like or similar products manufactured and marketed by Mercury Marine, that they
have been trained in the recommended servicing procedures of these products which includes
the use of mechanics’ common hand tools and the special Mercury Marine or recommended
tools from other suppliers.
We could not possibly know of and advise the service trade of all conceivable procedures
by which a service might be performed and of the possible hazards and/or results of each
method. We have not undertaken any such wide evaluation. Therefore, anyone who uses
a service procedure and/or tool, which is not recommended by the manufacturer, first must
completely satisfy himself that neither his nor the products safety will be endangered by the
service procedure selected.
All information, illustrations and specifications contained in this manual are based on the
latest product information available at the time of publication. As required, revisions to this
manual will be sent to all dealers contracted by us to sell and/or service these products.
It should be kept in mind, while working on the product, that the electrical system and ignition
system are capable of violent and damaging short circuits or severe electrical shocks. When
performing any work where electrical terminals could possibly be grounded or touched by
the mechanic, the battery cables should be disconnected at the battery.
Any time the intake or exhaust openings are exposed during service they should be covered
to protect against accidental entrance of foreign material which could enter the cylinders and
cause extensive internal damage when the engine is started.
A marine power product is a combination of many machined, honed, polished and lapped
surfaces with tolerances that are measured in the ten thousands of an inch/mm. When any
product component is serviced, care and cleanliness are important. Throughout this manual,
it should be understood that proper cleaning, and protection of machined surfaces and
friction areas is a part of the repair procedure. This is considered standard shop practice
even if not specifically stated.
Whenever components are removed for service, they should be retained in order. At the
time of installation, they should be installed in the same locations and with the same mating
surfaces as when removed.
Personnel should not work on or under an outboard which is suspended. Outboards should
be attached to work stands, or lowered to ground as soon as possible.
We reserve the right to make changes to this manual without prior notification.
Refer to dealer service bulletins for other pertinent information concerning the products described
in this manual.
Service Manual Outline
Section 1 - General Information & Specifications
A - Specifications
B - Maintenance
C - General Information
D - Outboard Installation
Section 2 - Electrical
A - Ignition
B - Charging & Starting System
C - Timing, Synchronizing & Adjusting
D - Wiring Diagrams
Section 3 - Fuel System
A - Fuel Pump
B - Direct Fuel Injection
C - Oil Injection
D - Emissions
Section 4 - Powerhead
A - Powerhead
B - Cooling
Section 5 - Mid-Section
A - Clamp/Swivel Brackets & Drive Shaft Housing
B - Power Trim – Design I (Showa)
C - Power Trim – Design II (Oildyne)
Section 6 - Gear Housing
A - Right Hand (Standard) Rotation Non-Ratcheting
B - Left Hand (Counter) Rotattion Non-Ratcheting
Section 7 - Attachments/Control Linkage
Section 8 - Color Diagrams