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Old 10-26-2015, 12:45 PM
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Default Bleeding oil into vst tank ox66

does anyone know how to get the oil pumping into the VST tank? I pulled off the VST tank to clean the fuel pump filter and now I can't seem to figure out how to bleed the oil line. obviously I can't turn the motor over because there is no oil mixed in the fuel
Old 10-26-2015, 01:22 PM
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Fill the VST with premix. The oil pump will start pumping oil only with the motor running.
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Or you could use a portable tank with premix and hook it up to the fuel filter.
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Originally Posted by alloyboy View Post
Fill the VST with premix. The oil pump will start pumping oil only with the motor running.
exactly what i needed to know, thank you
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I never knew that was a concern? oil is injected through the intake, can that small amount that is injected into the vst be harmful if not bled or added? I am going to have to look in the book now, good question,, I have however cleaned many vst tanks and never added oil or bled the oil injector,
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Just a quick question, what happens if the premix in the fuel tank is used up and the oil hasn't made its way to the engine?
Also why isn't the oil pump working? Also if you disconnect the oil metering link you will go Into full oil mode.
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Originally Posted by formula29 View Post
I never knew that was a concern? oil is injected through the intake, can that small amount that is injected into the vst be harmful if not bled or added? I am going to have to look in the book now, good question,, I have however cleaned many vst tanks and never added oil or bled the oil injector,
i guess it comes down to how long you can run your motor with straight fuel with out any oil... the vst tank is full of fuel with no oil at this point so the million dollar question is how long will it take your motor running with straight fuel, to pull the oil into the vst tank, mix, and then make it to the motor.
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My best guess is you don't want to find out.
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Originally Posted by Bluebird1 View Post
My best guess is you don't want to find out.
Exactly.

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