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    Oil Block off kit or not

    I know block off kits are only about 15 bucks but do I really need one? Would it hurt anything if I just pulled off the inlet hose to the pump and capped it off, drain the oil resevoir and plug the loose hose? Am I missing something that I may regret later?


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    some people say eventually the pump will seize up without lube. Other than that, its a much cleaner look without the pump and hoses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutlass View Post
    some people say eventually the pump will seize up without lube. Other than that, its a much cleaner look without the pump and hoses.
    Good point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutlass View Post
    some people say eventually the pump will seize up without lube. Other than that, its a much cleaner look without the pump and hoses.
    +1

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    So I went ahead and got the block off kit and installed it. But what do I do with warning light that I am getting? I am assuming it is the low level of oil in the tank. I left the tank in place because it shares the tie down strap with the fuel tank. Will the warning light trigger any limp or safe mode? Can I bypass the oil signal?

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    Although my ski is now premixed I decided to fill the oil tank so I would not get the warning light. Still would like to know if there is a better way to handle this.

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    I have SUV, I just remove the key that turn the pump and put it back. So the pump is not turning any more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyT View Post
    Although my ski is now premixed I decided to fill the oil tank so I would not get the warning light. Still would like to know if there is a better way to handle this.
    you can pull the oil tank cap off, when thet oil float assembly is out, slide the plastic cover off and you can ziptie your flot in the up position, it will fool the ski into think te oil tank is "full"

    http://www.cajundude.com/oilblockoff.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by birdgod View Post
    I have SUV, I just remove the key that turn the pump and put it back. So the pump is not turning any more.
    Bird, I'm not following you on this. Can you explain this a little more.

    I also have a 2000 SUV that recently had the #3 cylinder go out because oil didn't get there. Thats why I decided to premix my XL1200. The SUV is now on the to do list when funds will permit. I'm an old guy and I'll miss the smoothness of the SUV this season.

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    If your going to go pre-mix, just get the block off plate. Remove the oil tank, and where the oil level sender plug is at, make a jumper with a resitor. I can't remeber the size resitor, but it was a small brown one that had 2 stripes on it. $0.30 at radio shack.

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