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MakoRich
I just bought a 1984 115hp Evinrude with VRO. The previous owner was using the VRO. Almost everyone I know has disconnected theirs. I dont mind mixing my own fuel and oil. Whats your opinion? Rich........
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outboardwizard

If newer vro is used and warning system verified I would use vro system. On boats where tank is out in open then mixing would be safer. the newer pumps will pump at 50 to 1 at all times unlike originals that were 100 to 1 at idle

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MakoRich
ok, how do I know if I have the newer VRO? How do I check the alarm? thanks
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outboardwizard

Newer pumps have 4 wire harness. run 50 to 1 mix and block or remove oil line and listen for 1 beap every  other second.

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MakoRich
Ralph, I do not see any wires going to my VRO Pump. Just hoses. Do I have the original pump? Rich...
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outboardwizard

Hello that is an original pump without warning and should have been changed under warranty in 84. you will also need a 3 wire harness to go with replacement pump.

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MakoRich
im guessing they will not replace it under warranty now?
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outboardwizard

sorry about 21 years late .

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MakoRich
If I do not want to use the VRO what has to be done besides plugging the line where the VRO tank connects to the engine? Also im assuming these units do not have an alarm. I cant beleive no one has changed this pump over the years, the engine seems like it has been maintained over the years and has 120 PSI in all 4 cylinders! Thanks , Rich...
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outboardwizard

Hello just plug oil line and if no wires then no warning will sound.

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