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Old 28 November 2006, 16:07   #1
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help what is this

this is a johnson 60 vfo does anyone know what this is behind that yellow thing
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Fuel pump and VRO unit.
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Old 29 November 2006, 09:35   #3
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VRO = Vary Rarely Oiled. it likes to fail, which cooks the power head. most chuck them and go premix.
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Old 29 November 2006, 14:45   #4
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VRO = Vary Rarely Oiled. it likes to fail, which cooks the power head. most chuck them and go premix.
Hi Fred
Interesting you say that, I know your a knowledgable engine guy from your posts and I think the line on Ribnet follows your thinking. However I read recently an article praising VRO systems as being effective ( being variable which I can see the principal of) and reliable and claiming that any engine developing a fault usually had it diagnosed as a fault with the VRO system, have you personally had VRO faults?
I'll try and find the article again.
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Old 29 November 2006, 17:00   #5
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i have seen the sender fail, which in turn the owner of the boat failed, to check his oil. i'm a premix dude my self, the mec' drive oil injector pumps, when thay wareout thay pump More oil, only seen that twice.
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Old 29 November 2006, 17:00   #6
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VRO = Vary Rarely Oiled. it likes to fail, which cooks the power head. most chuck them and go premix.
Mine seems to work fine.... (hastily clutches for nearby bit of wood)
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Old 29 November 2006, 17:04   #7
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if ya need one, i got a small pile goin
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hears one of mine, similar to the first one, no VRO.
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