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Oil injection question (Mercury XR150 Black Max)

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  • Oil injection question (Mercury XR150 Black Max)

    Might sound like a weird question but how do I know if the oil injection system is working on my Mercury XR150? The injection system was unplugged when I purchased the boat and I've simply been adding oil to the fuel. I was told by the previous owner that the beacon that sounds when there's a failure in the oil injection system has been destroyed (he got tired of hearing it). There is an oil resevoir under the cab of the engine as well as a bigger one on the boat itself. All appropriate hoses seem to be hooked up right but how can I know for sure if it's working right? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.


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    Re: Oil injection question (Mercury XR150 Black Max)

    Welcome to iboats.You will find the sender to be bad but---If it were my Merc, I'd leave it unhooked, and keep mixing it in the tank. When these injection systems fail, it does a real number on the engine.Why chance it? The first units produced (other manufacturers included) were HORRIBLE! It was one of the Q/C problems that put the last nail in Jonnyrude's coffin.But this is just what I would do,facing the same dellema.
    "Did you hear about the guy whose whole left side was cut off? He's all
    right now."

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