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Smallfrye posted 07-07-2004 03:07 PM ET (US)   Profile for Smallfrye   Send Email to Smallfrye  
Just set up a 225 Ocean Runner and had the VRO disconnected. Since the "low oil" light did not come on, I expect the sensor was correctly disconnected. On the last trip around the pond, the "NO OIL" alarm went off for 20 seconds or so, then off.
Is this alarm connected to another oil sensor or possibly the lower unit oil level ? Since I premixed, I feel all is well with the motor, but that sirine sends chills up my spine.
Bigshot posted 07-07-2004 03:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
No lower unit, just the low oil, no oil, fuel restriction, and overheat alarms. If it was a steady alarm then it should have activated the slow feature and dropped you down to under 2500rpms. Something is not right.

Why on earth would you disconnect the VRO anyway? This engine & VRO system were design from the ground up, not an add-on like the earlier models that had problems. I know of nobody(including myself) that has had a VRO failure on these models...mine is over 10 years old. Without VRO you will burn 2-3 times the oil which can be VERY expensive at 24GPH at WOT and 12-13 at cruise.

Smallfrye posted 07-07-2004 03:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for Smallfrye  Send Email to Smallfrye     
just a temporary fix Bigshot. The oil tank was damaged and I wanted to run the boat before I had the chance to get a new one.
I have not had the chance to look into this problem but expect to find the sensor lines shorted. They were tape covered and left in place, in the splash well. I suspect they may have gotten wet.
Bigshot posted 07-07-2004 03:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
One on E-bay under Boston whaler right now. I reread your post and saw that you bought it this way...after I posted of course. I would hook it back up, great system and if you look at it, she is not just a pump, all computerized, etc.
whalernut posted 07-09-2004 09:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Biggie, would the 1989 Johnson 120 V4 have the original VRO or an add on? Thanks-Jack.
Bigshot posted 07-11-2004 10:13 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
V4 & V6 are factory VRO from 1984 up. First couple years they blew some powerheads but by 86 or 87 they had it straightened out.

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