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  • Oil primer bulb replacement

    After wandering the web and checking this forum I have not been able to find any info on replacing my oil primer bulb.

    I have a 2003 200hp Evinrude ficht bombardier two-stroke. I have a small leak in the oil primer bulb and need to replace it, but am concerned about "getting air in the line," if that would be problematic.

    After replacing the bulb, do I need to disconnect the line at the motor and prime oil throughout the hose to the end, or can I just replace the bulb and pump to prime it?

    I have purchased a non-OEM bulb from BassPro Shops, would you recommend using this or getting an OEM bulb?

    I also get one beep from the alarm at start-up. Is this normal?

    Thanks in advance for any info you can share.

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    Re: Oil primer bulb replacement

    Originally posted by Champion Bob View Post
    I have a 2003 200hp Evinrude ficht bombardier two-stroke. I have a small leak in the oil primer bulb and need to replace it, but am concerned about "getting air in the line," if that would be problematic.

    After replacing the bulb, do I need to disconnect the line at the motor and prime oil throughout the hose to the end, or can I just replace the bulb and pump to prime it?

    I have purchased a non-OEM bulb from BassPro Shops, would you recommend using this or getting an OEM bulb?

    I also get one beep from the alarm at start-up. Is this normal?

    Thanks in advance for any info you can share.
    You should disconnect it at the motor and get the air out. Get an OEM bulb!!!

    And the beep at start up is the "System Check" self test beep, that is normal. You should also have a set of four lights that come on together and then go off one by one when you turn the key on. (i.e.; check engine, low oil, no oil, and hot/temp lights)


    Hope that helps you out!

    Tarren

    Now get out on the water, and have fun!

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    • #3
      Re: Oil primer bulb replacement

      Thanks for the help Tarren! Glad I joined the forum, really appreciate the quick reply.
      Cheers!

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      • #4
        Re: Oil primer bulb replacement

        The oil tank primer bulb is a special bulb. 1/4" hose. Ask any Bombardier dealer for part # 175985. If the hose is hard/stiff, you may want to replace it also. Oil hoase is a yellow stripe hose, also available from your dealer.

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        • #5
          Re: Oil primer bulb replacement

          Yeah you are right, OEM is the way to go especiially for a part that's only a couple bucks more from Evinrude.
          Thanks for the info!

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          • #6
            Re: Oil primer bulb replacement

            Originally posted by emdsapmgr View Post
            The oil tank primer bulb is a special bulb. 1/4" hose. Ask any Bombardier dealer for part # 175985. If the hose is hard/stiff, you may want to replace it also. Oil hoase is a yellow stripe hose, also available from your dealer.
            What's the difference between oil hose and fuel hose?

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            • #7
              Re: Oil primer bulb replacement

              The oil hose is 1/4 inch thick walled hose. Regular hose easy to kink, and pulled closed by vacuum.
              Help somebody every day, if you can.

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              • #8
                Re: Oil primer bulb replacement

                Originally posted by clanton View Post
                The oil hose is 1/4 inch thick walled hose. Regular hose easy to kink, and pulled closed by vacuum.
                The reason I ask is that the oil tank I have is rigged with what is labeled OMC fuel hose. It take off from a professionally rigged boat that d/c'd the oil injection. I bought it to replace a damaged tank that came with an engine I bought a couple of years ago. The clamped connections all look "factory" - where the hose is connected to the tank, and where the hose is connected to both ends of the primer bulb. They are the metal band type clamps you see with OEM fuel line and primer bulbs. It all looked OEM to me so I didn't give it a thought.

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                • #9
                  Re: Oil primer bulb replacement

                  Some tanks had incorrect hose from factory. Factory letter about checking and replacing the hose. I say factory, because can`t remember if letter from OMC or BRP. If you disconnect hose at pump end, you can see the difference.
                  Help somebody every day, if you can.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Oil primer bulb replacement

                    Originally posted by clanton View Post
                    Some tanks had incorrect hose from factory. Factory letter about checking and replacing the hose. I say factory, because can`t remember if letter from OMC or BRP. If you disconnect hose at pump end, you can see the difference.
                    Ah, thanks much. It's easy enough to change.

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                    • #11
                      I realize this thread is dated, but can anyone confirm part# 175985 will also work for my 2000 Johnson 150? Also, if the bulb is hard (old) what symptoms might I notice? Thanks.

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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by Theoutdoorsman View Post
                        I realize this thread is dated, but can anyone confirm part# 175985 will also work for my 2000 Johnson 150? Also, if the bulb is hard (old) what symptoms might I notice? Thanks.
                        It sounds like you have more than an old bulb problem. Please start a new thread.

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