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Old 08 October 2004, 09:32   #1
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autoblend oil mix removal.

I was wondering about taking out the oil mix thingy. Replacing it with a simple fuel filter, and pre-mixing the oil in the fuel tank.. It takes up much needed room at the back of a small rib. Also when I had the outboard serviced, the mechanic recommended adding oil to the petrol anyway, incase of the auto mixer failing. Any advice would be much appreciated.
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Old 08 October 2004, 09:50   #2
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Yeah i can see where you're coming from, I've got the same size craft and space is an issue, - I'd just put the oil in yourself for peace of mind and rip it all out,save some space, flog it on ebay, after all one less thing to go wrong, and potentially really wrong at that!
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Are you mixing in the fuel tank Olly? And if not, wanna buy an auto-blend??
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My Evinrude developed a problem with the automix thing and subsequently underwent a rebuild, i had a straight fuel pump fitted and pre mixed the fuel myself in the tank, i'd suggest before riping anything out get some advise from a mechanic, though i suspect you could fit a fuel pump and pre mix yourself.
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Are you mixing in the fuel tank Olly? And if not, wanna buy an auto-blend??
thanks anyway mate, I'm happy mixing it myself, that way I know its done - hope you find a good resolution to this issue
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Hi all

Completly agree, those of us with older engine need to be sure about the oil mix, and I'd rather mix it myself and know its done.

I'm currently using the automatic system on my Johnson and adding a 1/2 measure to the fuel tank as well. The level is dropping on the seperate tank so its obviously working.

Over the winter though I'm going to rip the whole system out and completly mix myself, however I'm also hoping to upgrade to a 175 Optimax at the end of next year so I'll keep the gear to sell with the engine. Anyone fancy some cheap but thirsty HP

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Thanks for the suggestions.. Have spoken to a mechanic, who agree's with the removal.. So, just ordered a pair of these.
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