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Old 08 April 2012, 20:04   #1
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optimax oil tank hoses

I have disconnected the hoses from the oil tank as I have moved it. Being a dickhead I dont know which hose goes to where.

I have 2 hoses; one with a blue stripe and 2 connectors on the top of the oil tank, one higher than the other.

Do they have to be a specific way round?

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Old 09 April 2012, 03:33   #2
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You should find the answer in here:

http://1manual.com/Mercury%20manuals...24052r3/1d.pdf

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blue stripe=oil pipe
plain pipe preasure from crankcase
and dont forget to bleed the oil pipe on tickover
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Does it matter which hose goes where? The manual doesnt say?

Do I bleed the air from the remote tank end or also from the oil pump on the engine as well?
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connect the pipe to the crankcase, leave the oil pipe dis-connected at the oil tank on the side of the obm, start obm and let it tick over untill oil comes out of the pipe without air bubbles then refit to oil tank on the side of the obm,now you can either stop the obm and top up the oil tank on the obm by hand or keep it ticking over with the cap on the oil tank either removed or some have a bleed hole in them , do not leave an air space in the oil bottle on the side of the obm as it could give you fase warnings , remember No air space in the oil bottle on the side of the obm.
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