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Old 15 August 2011, 09:30   #1
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75 Mariner 1991 oil pipes broken!

Hi Experts,
well after 20 years of use, my oil pipes have become brittle and dumped at least 1 ltr of out board oil onto my drive and all over the outbord.

I have replaced the offending pipes from clear plasitc ones to the only pipe of the same diameter i could get , car fuel line.

will this be ok as its for oil?

I expect it will but would value some advice.
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Hi Experts,
well after 20 years of use, my oil pipes have become brittle and dumped at least 1 ltr of out board oil onto my drive and all over the outbord.

I have replaced the offending pipes from clear plasitc ones to the only pipe of the same diameter i could get , car fuel line.

will this be ok as its for oil?

I expect it will but would value some advice.
I suspect it will be fine, just check it periodically.
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it will probally be ok, BUT make sure there is no air bubbles in the oil pipe from the oil pump to the petrol pipe.
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Cheers Guys. Yep bled the oil pump so should be good to go. Will start her up and make sure all is well.

I do tend to make sure there is a little oil in the petrol tank anyways as seen tooo many engines die.
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Hi Experts,
well after 20 years of use, my oil pipes have become brittle and dumped at least 1 ltr of out board oil onto my drive and all over the outbord.

I have replaced the offending pipes from clear plasitc ones to the only pipe of the same diameter i could get , car fuel line.

will this be ok as its for oil?

I expect it will but would value some advice.
i had the same problem, replaced with clear plastic pipe from b&q. fuel line should be fine though clear means you can see that there is oil in there.
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