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Dan

A Techy Thread
« on: July 07, 2006, 12:25:16 AM »

We need a category for gear heads. You know the guys who fix anything with a single pair of pliers - and why do they call it a pair of pliers?  First question: was out yesterday and my oil buzzer comes on and starts announcing no oil. Check and had half a tank of oil. Took as much as we could a part - should say my partner took as much as he get get off. Unscrewed the line as it went into the engine and when you squeezed the bulb oil moved through. Added more oil to the container and still nothing. Finally to get back in we cut the oil line and picked up the oil container and pumped oil directly into the gas tank. One of my tanks had about 5 gallons in it and we mixed it at 50:1 with extra oil just to be sure. Ran it back and watch it. Looked to be smokin and getting oil and it ran fine even though the no oil light stayed on the whole time. My partner says probably the oil pump which he also says comes with a new sensor if you replace it and maybe it's just the sensor. Is the oil pump hard to replace?? Remember without my partner about all I know is where the gas goes and how air gets into the tires.
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Re: A Techy Thread
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2006, 12:52:28 AM »

Darn. Hate to have these kinds of problems. Some of the newer motors they say do NOT put oil directly in the gas, so I don't know what I'd do if mine quit getting oil (I believe mine is on of those - HPDI 225 Yamaha). Call Miles at D & R Sports, I guess.

With some of the motors, the oil level in the powerhead 'tank' gets low occ. and that will cause the warning. Take the cap off the inner tank (after you remove the cowling) and let the change in vacuum raise the level in that reservoir back up high. Replace the cap and that has worked on some motors I've seen before.

I do not know if you can do that with just any of the brands and types though. I need to check into that in my spare time before I'd tell anyone to try that on any particular brand/models, but I've seen it work. Otherwise, it would be beyond me too without a call to an expert.

I don't know about a separate section for tool jockies. They might want their hourly wage and that's definitely not in my budget.
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DennisB.

Re: A Techy Thread
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2006, 12:52:56 AM »

Is it a Merc?? I have heard of oil injector pumps having plastic shafts that give out and quit mixing oil. Could just need a new shaft, I think I remember someone saying that the new shafts are metal.
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Re: A Techy Thread
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2006, 11:33:51 AM »

Not a Merc. It's a 225 Johnson Venom. 1998
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Re: A Techy Thread
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2006, 09:55:06 PM »

You probably can mix oil directly for that motor. The only experience I have with that motor is from a friend who had one for a while years ago. He had some misadventure with the motor, but the oil pump wasn't one of them, so I won't be much more help.

Anyone else?
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Re: A Techy Thread
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2006, 07:27:26 PM »

try bass boat central in the evinrude forum.  There is a gearhead monitor for every brand of  boats and motors.

http://bbcboards.zeroforum.com/zeromain


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Re: A Techy Thread
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2006, 07:51:21 PM »

great website that bass boat central. owning a older boat i'll usually check there & the forums to see what info i can get when i run into mechanical or just plain other bass boat issues. its in my favorites section.
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