Re: [omc-boats] 66 Caprice

From: Ben Swenson <omcboats@...>
Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2005 17:28:18 -0700

Thanks for the info. Actually, when we did run it, we mixed it correctly, because we didn't know that any of the models had the oil tank. I just thought that if it did have one, it would be kind of nice to not mix it by hand.

Do you have any ideas about any of the other questions I asked?

Thanks again,

Ben Swenson
Vancouver, WA

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: LeeHazen@...
  To: omc-boats@...
  Sent: Sunday, July 31, 2005 7:54 AM
  Subject: Re: [omc-boats] 66 Caprice

  In a message dated 7/31/05 4:22:49 AM Central Daylight Time,
  omcboats@... writes:

  << I've also run across a couple of ads on this site that lead me to believe
  that mixing the fuel with oil was not necessary in their stern drive engines
  ( Is
  this true of all of their stern drives? >>

  I don't think the boats that used outboard power heads with stern drives had
  an oil tank back in those days. Those engines required a 50:1 oil/fuel
  mixture and
  if they are run without oil added to the fuel, they won't have any power and
  seize up. The engine will overheat quickly. If you have run the engine
  oil in the fuel, you may have damaged it and possibly "galled" the pistons
  and bearings. If it still runs, add oil and pray that it is not ruined.

  Only the V-6 and V-8 engines with out drives were 4 cycle engines. Those
  would have been in the boats similar to the Johnson Seasport 155 and Surfer

  Good luck !

  Lee Hazen - 71 Johnson Surfer - Old Hickory Lake, Hendersonville, TN
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