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Cpt Quint posted 09-11-2002 01:25 PM ET (US)   Profile for Cpt Quint   Send Email to Cpt Quint  
not a vro fan but new boat I purchased earlier this year has the set up 99 entruder 150 rude. Works fine so Im leaving it alone for now.
Question is should I annually drain, clean tank and/or hoses and any thread on "how to" would be greatly appreciated
Bigshot posted 09-11-2002 01:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Fill and keep filled with oil....about it.

VRO is great and cuts oil consumption by about 50%. Early 1980's models had issues due to being new. Since then no need to disconnect. If pump goes bad, it will add too much oil...not starve it.

Chap posted 09-11-2002 02:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chap  Send Email to Chap     
I agree with BS but would do one thing.
My wrench immediately told me to change the filter element at the bottom of the pick up.

It is an elongated perforated bag that presses onto the tube at a right angle and lays on the bottom of the oil tank. Piece of mind and a bit messy. Unscrew the torx heads and lift out, pull old one off and press the new one on. Don't lose the circular O ring seal. Some also have cork seals I believe. I guess you could clean your old one but they aren't that expensive. While the pick up is out you may want to turn your key and see if the alarm goes off. Shouldn't lose your prime.

He also said the latest gerneration pumps are OMS, I believe for Oil Metering System but not sure, and they have 4 wires coming out. A '99 would probably have the new one, mine came in '89 motors.


Chap posted 09-11-2002 02:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chap  Send Email to Chap     
Re-reading my post it is unclear about the seal. It is not on the end of the pick up tube but under the part that mounts with the torx head screws on the outside of the tank.


Cpt Quint posted 09-11-2002 05:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for Cpt Quint  Send Email to Cpt Quint     
thanks and this is simple and makes since. Might not even be a 2 beer repair item.

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