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ContinuousWave: The Whaler GAM or General Area
posted 06-23-2002 06:48 AM ET (US)
Before I do anything stupid.....
Do I assume that the 115 Envinude 1990 is an oil/gas mixture in the gas tank? Or is there an oil resevoir in the engine? If oil/gas, is it 50:1 for a regular 2-stroke engine? The oil bottles refer to many ratios. Thanks for your patience and understanding with a relative newbie.
posted 06-23-2002 07:18 AM ET (US)
Choc, the 115 OMC is fitted with what they call a VRO system (variable ratio oiling - exclusive to OMC) but it could have been removed, in which case it is now a "pre-mix"(mix oil in gas tank) at 50:1 gas to oil ratio. On the VRO system there is a separate oil tank and no reservoir under engine cowling... Clark... SCN
posted 06-23-2002 07:20 AM ET (US)
I just noticed that Clark posted while I was composing.
He said it all.
Red sky at night. . .
posted 06-23-2002 07:55 AM ET (US)
News to me... Now, do I understand that this oil tank would external to the engine? Or, is inside the cowling? If inside, what does it look like?
Thanks for your help.
posted 06-23-2002 08:20 AM ET (US)
Expect to find the approx. 2 gallon plastic container inside the center console, with a black rubber hose and squeeze bulb just like the gas hose has. The OMC container is milky colored PVC plastic with a black cover and a screw off lid to fill it with.
posted 06-23-2002 09:09 AM ET (US)
Look on port side of engine. There should be gas hook up and another single line slipped on a nipple just below that. If not and is capped,mix your fuel manually.
posted 06-23-2002 10:25 AM ET (US)
Looks like an OMC manual is next on the list for my West Marine run this morning. The nipple is there but not "capped". Should it be? Did not see a separate resevoir, so I assume that I mix manually. Should I replace the VRO resevoir?
Y'all been a big help so far...Thanks.
posted 06-23-2002 01:59 PM ET (US)
CLW, if it were me I would remove the VRO pump (includes a "piggy back" fuel pump) along with all oil lines and forget the nipple! Then I would get a standard fuel pump for the 115 and install it! This way you have a new fuel pump and all that plumbing and pump (which is mounted to air box) are gone and there is much more space should you have to remove carbs..etc..etc..etc... Just my 2Cents worth! Happy Whalin',,, Clark .. Spruce Creek Navy
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