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Old 03 December 2012, 15:16   #1
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optimax 225 oil connections correct??

just collected a optimax 225hp 2003 model year.
everything connected but a question on oil tank.

The manual assumes the pipes are already on the engine and just need plugging into the in line joints this is not the case on mine.

Anyway from small reserve bottle I have a pipe that goes to the top brass T splitter. Bottom I believe is left unconnected and i assume must have a one way valve to prevent oil coming out. Side connector goes to a small in line white plastic filter and this is where i connect the black pipe with blue stripe.

The other pipe I believe goes to a brass connector or the Starboard side of the engine casing and this pressurizes the remote oil tank.

Is the feed connector (black pipe with blue stripe) on the oil bottle the higher or lower connector, to me it looks like it will be the higher one that is labeled oil.

Any help appreciated.

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Old 03 December 2012, 18:44   #2
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Have a look at the pic below. You should be able to make out the oil feed hose at the bottom of the tank on the brass T.
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