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Post Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:44 pm 
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How much $ was the VRO pump?
Mine was disconnected when I got the boat.

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Post Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:47 pm 
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Here is the part number if you need it. 5007420 As for it being disconnected, leave it unless you want to put everything back together. Just keep mixing in the tank. There won't be any issues just make sure you go at 50:1

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:58 am 
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The VRO was $325 off a respected eBay seller. I'll post the link when I get to work today. Received here in Fla (free shipping / no tax) in 3 business days in perfect "new" condition in factory packaging with all the parts.

Link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Johnson-Evinrud ... ef&vxp=mtr" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I think it's worthy to note that the conventional wisdom is that using the VRO is better for the engine in the long run as it regulates the oiling ratio.. Idle is oiled at 100:1 and WO would be 50:1. There were a couple years where the VRO pump design was having problems but this was resolved very quickly. I think that many powerhead failures are erroneously attributed to a VRO failure but in reality there are many other mechanical conditions that can cause the same result (blown powerhead). Many will say that the BRP VRO is one of the best designed in the carbed 2 stroke market. I guess it boils down to personal choice (no condemnation on my part) but I try to stick with the OEM setup on these engines as much as it makes sense.. after-all that is the way they were designed. That said, the part is not cheap and the pre-mix modification costs nothing so at face value the cost difference is real. Well, except the additional oil consumption which may or may not be meaningful to the overall cost of operation.

Some light reading if you care to learn more: http://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/VRO.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Just food for thought!

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 6:33 am 
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Bergertime wrote:
I think it's worthy to note that the conventional wisdom is that using the VRO is better for the engine in the long run as it regulates the oiling ratio.. Idle is oiled at 100:1 and WO would be 50:1. There were a couple years where the VRO pump design was having problems but this was resolved very quickly. I think that many powerhead failures are erroneously attributed to a VRO failure but in reality there are many other mechanical conditions that can cause the same result (blown powerhead). In reality many will say that the BRP VRO is one of the best designed in the carbed 2 stroke market. I guess it boils down to personal choice (no condemnation on my part) but I try to stick with the OEM setup on these engines as much as it makes sense.. after-all that is the way they were designed. That said, the part is not cheap and the pre-mix modification costs nothing so at face value the cost difference is real. Well, except the additional oil consumption which may or may not be meaningful to the overall cost of operation.

Some light reading if you care to learn more: http://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/VRO.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Just food for thought!

Tight lines,

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I have been saying this for YEARS!!!! I've worked on OMC's since 86 and have only seen 2 powerheads blown due to lack of oil. Usually when the pump fails, it's over oiling not lack of oil. 99.999% of the time the cause of the failure is something entirely different.

That was a great read and should be posted on every boat board on the intardnet!!!!!!!!!

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:28 pm 
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You point is spot on as it related to the problem that surfaced with my VRO.. It was over-oiling to the tune of at least 12:1 when it was finally pulled out after 17 years of service. I guess thats not too bad considering.

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:08 pm 
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Vary informative article on the VRO system, thanks for that.

I just bought my boat, and the previous owner had switched it over to pre-mix.
I'll try to contact him, and find out the reason. If the pump is good, then I may hook it back up.

Thanks everyone!

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 2:01 pm 
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SO - let me get this straight....

If my oil consumption sky rockets, the engine is smoking more and more - I am in the process of loosing my VRO? Awesome.

Is this something that I can replace or does it require a mechanic? How badly will the extra oil burning affect my motor?

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 4:27 pm 
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SO - let me get this straight....

If my oil consumption sky rockets, the engine is smoking more and more - I am in the process of loosing my VRO? Awesome.

Is this something that I can replace or does it require a mechanic? How badly will the extra oil burning affect my motor?


You know what they say about Wes. If he didn't have bad luck...

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:52 am 
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HA! Yes, that is the luck that I have

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:50 am 
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Wes wrote:
HA! Yes, that is the luck that I have


holy crap where did this guy come from? havent seen ya in a while Wes

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:02 pm 
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Here is a new one which is ethanol compatable with newer insides. Price is pretty good.
$321.88 with free shipping
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Johnson-Evinrude-OMC-BRP-New-OEM-Oil-Injection-Fuel-VRO-Pump-Kit-4-Wire-5007420-/180683255535

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:09 pm 
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Yes, I've been quiet......life with a broken foot, a 2yo Toddler, getting a new business up and running has been sucking all my time...... It's good to see everyone hasn't been going and changing :1121_wink:

That's the ebay pump I found.

Waiting to hear back from the company with a confirmation that I can get it prior to this weekend.

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