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Old 05 August 2011, 13:38   #1
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disconnecting the auto lube?

Hi all,

I have been having some engine trouble lately and have been advised to disconnect the auto lube and try mixing manually.

My oil tank is under the seat, wheres the best place to disconnect it from ?

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Old 05 August 2011, 14:47   #2
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I'd be careful. I'm not familiar with your particular engine, but how do you know what ratio to use? Auto lube is usually variable, and the oil is injected into specific places, not just mixed ad hoc, but then again....
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My mates autolube was under the engine cowl, he removed the tank and capped off any of the pipes and ran 50:1. Never hand any problems.
I know a few people remove it because they prefer to premix and know the oil is mixed rather than rely on the autolube which could fail.
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Engine trouble liek what? Oiling up and refusing to restart,dodgy sensors on the tank meaning limp-mode or alarms or seizing sold are about the only things attributable to autolube
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The engine starts ok, but after running a while begins to smoke more then cuts out and wont restart, if it does start it wont rev without cutting out.
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Could be a problem with the choke, worth checking the butterfly valves on the carb are working correctly. I have just had the same issues and that is what is was.
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Ok, will check that today

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My oil tank is under the seat
Is there only one hose to the engine? (i.e mixed fuel & Oil), or does the tank feed oil to a pump / mixer in the engine itself?

If it sends mixed fuel to the engine it could be an old Merc thing, which relies on a 9V battery to work? If so, there is an argument for disconnecting it & running premix regardless whether the engine works or not!
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