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Old 01 August 2013, 17:12   #1
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Optimax help please

What would stop the oil pumping to the oil tank on the engine
I have checked there is pressure in the big tank
Engine has just been fitted (2006) 250xs
Have tryed undoing top tap on engine tank and running engine but still does not seem to be getting there
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Old 01 August 2013, 17:14   #2
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A kink in the line, or a holed hose.

Is there oil in the bilge?
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Old 01 August 2013, 17:18   #3
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Hi no sign of oil leak may be I need to check for bent pipes but this would be under the deck if so
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Your pickup isn't blocked is it?
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To initially fill the engine reservoir you need to run the engine at idle with the cap of the engine reservoir until it fills completely then fit and tighten the cap. Should then all be good....as long as there are no kinks.
Also check the two pipes (one with blue stripe) are fitted to the correct spigots and don't cross over during the run from the main tank.

Edit. Sorry just re-read your post and realised you tried the initial fill. So as above check for kinks/blockages.
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Both lids and 'O' rings in good condition on the remote tank?
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Old 02 August 2013, 16:14   #7
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Thanks for all the posts I plan on getting back to the rib in the next few days and will try a few tests
1 disconnect oil pipe just before inline filter to tank on engine run engine and see if any oil is coming out if not
2 check filter at end of pipe in main oil tank under seat
3 double check pressure is building up in main tank
4 check pipe for kinks etc
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Old 07 August 2013, 17:49   #8
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Visited the boat today cleaned up the oil pickup filter loads of jelly type stuff on it run engine still not pumping took pipe off tank there was oil there but very slow dribble so then took hose off engine and connected big bike pump started pumping two mins later got sprayed with oil from pin holes in cap ! Put back run fine just need to monitor display to see if it carrys on topping up
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Wonder what the jelly stuff is? Never heard of that before.
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could be a non quicksilver/dfi oil used before.
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