First day of vacation and my VRO pump starts acting up !!!!
I have read so much here that I knew my options. Nowhere near a computer and 450 miles from home !!!!
Local dealer had a replacement pump at $508:00
Asked for a regular fuel pump and was told it would not fit.
Told them that i would "make it fit"
Got a pre-mix pump from a 1982 150HP for $82:00 (OMC part) Aftermarket was available at $56:00 and 2 day delivery. No Brainer decision for us as we would spend almost the difference in gas for the car to go and get it 2 days later !!!
Made an adaptor bracket at the cottage from an old cookie sheet.
Couple of nuts and bolts from my toolbox stash. Drill a couple of holes (always take the cordless on vacation with a small handfull of bits)
Put 2 stroke oil in the internal tank (overdo it slightly to make certain I have enough in)
Pumped the bulb into a gas can till I saw pre-mix coming through
Put the unknown mix gas in the truck.
Remove plugs and put a little oil in there (small amount)
Fire her up.
Smoked like crazy for about 20 seconds.
Running like a charm now although a little smokey on the first tank.
I also disconnected the oil warning wire and plugged off the oil line.
Ran great for the balance of the vacation.
Once home removed the oil tank and lines and tidied up the oil line feed to the motor.
Just have to remember to pre-mix from here on. Should not be an issue !!!!