I am thinking about buying an '86 johnson, 40hp, 2 stroke that came with VRO oil injection. The shop I am dealing with got the engine with the VRO already disconnected. I spoke with another local johnson service center (who has overcharged me before but always does good work) and they seem to believe that simply disconnecting the oil line (to the oil chamber on the pump) will cause the pump to wear out faster. Does anyone have any thoughts/experience on this matter?
The service center wants to sell me a "retro" pump for $300, no way I am going to pay that much for a fuel pump.
This engine has good compression and seems to run strong, I just wonder if simply disconnecting the oil system might cause damage elsewhere.
Tight lines. . .