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Old 09 August 2013, 07:45   #11
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I have heard of foaming before but not jelly. Could be a result of mixing oils as al said.
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There's a check valve on the block which should be checked as there will be no pressure to the tank if it fails. It's a non return valve and has to be there as the crankcase pressure is a pulse so if the valve is knackered then there will just be a pulse rather than pressure.
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After a bit more use of the engine I will check the engine oil tank again and if its not full that valve will be the next thing I will change
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After a bit more use of the engine I will check the engine oil tank again and if its not full that valve will be the next thing I will change
So what happens now when the motor is idling and the cap is off the engine tank? It should fill and overflow...
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hi, maybe it will help you. with shocks somethimes i got a air buble coming from the main oil tank to the 1l one in the engine. when this buble is in the small engine tank, it stops to pump oil from the main tank. our mechanician said this is normal, and there is nothing else to do. as suggested you can run your engin with the small tanl open and check if your oil pump is working and fill in the small tank. but you will have oil coming up the small tank, this is so,nething you have to do once to check your oil pump, after that i will suggest you to directly add oil in the engine tank. during my round of ireland we had this issue 3 times. not easy to fix in big waves.
if you have the same issue as me and found a solution please share it !
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After pumping the oil with a bike pump I used the boat for about an hour of quite high revs without a low oil warning so hope by pumping with the bike pump I have eliminated any air locks etc but next time I visit the boat I will have a look at the small engine tank to try to see if it's full however it's not that easy to notice that on the out side of my tank but will keep rib net posted
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