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    Turning your oil Tank into a reserve gas tank....Has anyone done it???

    Since I switched my 99'Polaris SLTX to premix(50:1) I was wondering If I could turn my oil tank into a fuel reserve tank? and has anyone done it...or should I just not bother with it..


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    I would think the capacity is too small to mess with it.

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    I met a guy at the lake a few years ago that used it as an oil dispenser. He had a hose and a valve on it. That way he didnot need to carry quarts of oil in his ski on a long ride with re-fueling stops.

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    LaveyT were do you ride in cincinnati?Im on the west side always looking for people to ride with.

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    yep, Im Dave up at All Craft Manufacturing. I hit the river and run the creeks (Tanners) and such after work. Its good to see you on here Dave! Do you ever here from Joe Day?

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    Only thing I would fear is having the hose fall off the bottom of the tank. Losing all the oil into the bilge not such a big deal. Losing all the gas into the bilge... kaboom!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaveyT View Post
    I met a guy at the lake a few years ago that used it as an oil dispenser. He had a hose and a valve on it. That way he didnot need to carry quarts of oil in his ski on a long ride with re-fueling stops.
    I think this is the best use for the old oil tank. The hole where the sensor fits to the top of the oil tank is not firmly secured with fasteners. So, there is a possibility that you open up and allow fuel to leak into your hull while riding. Also, the tank only has an air inlet vent so you could see major pressure buildup when the fuel expands.

    You could go one step further and keep a siphon tube/primer bulb in the ski along with a Ratio-Rite mixing bottle, and as LaveyT said, use that as an emergency oil source if you have to gas up at a dock on the lake.

    KJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanielDucati View Post
    Since I switched my 99'Polaris SLTX to premix(50:1) I was wondering If I could turn my oil tank into a fuel reserve tank? and has anyone done it...or should I just not bother with it..
    50:1?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnsonmtz View Post
    You could go one step further and keep a siphon tube/primer bulb in the ski along with a Ratio-Rite mixing bottle, and as LaveyT said, use that as an emergency oil source if you have to gas up at a dock on the lake.

    KJ
    That is how he did it. it seems like he had a special place for his Ratio-Rite bottle as well. He did a nice job, I'm not much of a detail man.His ski's were perfect (a pair of SL 750's)

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    50:1?
    Yes 50:1....Is that wrong?

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