Thread: 1998 GTX oil pump removal
03-29-2014, 04:53 AM #1
1998 GTX oil pump removal
I just bought a 1998 GTX , removed the oil pump, pre-mixed and blocked it off ,
But what to do with the two big hoses that goes to and from the oil tank ?
03-29-2014, 09:44 PM #2
Last edited by nsschwenk; 04-04-2014 at 02:19 PM.
03-29-2014, 10:10 PM #3
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so, you are using an oil block off on an RFI?
03-30-2014, 03:34 AM #4
No it's a RAVE engine , i Always block off my engines ,is it not recommended to block off a RFI ?
They only put in RFI engines in the 1999 models and above if i'm not mistaken ?
03-30-2014, 08:48 AM #5
03-30-2014, 08:50 AM #6
I did some research on google and it is indeed a RFI engine ,thanks Jim.
I just put back the oil pump and changed the oil lines ,only need to change the fuel to regular .
The manual told me that this engine has Mikuni BN carbs so i assumed that it was a regular carb engine , lesson learned and better take a closer look before assuming something
03-30-2014, 10:54 AM #7
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- Elephant Butte New Mexico
you MUST maintain lubrication to ANY rotary valve engine when the oil pump is blocked off. Good idea to loop the hoses after filling them all the way. this must be checked regular as any leak from the RV chamber to the crank will eventually lead to the drive gear failure and a HUGE mess ( and expensive too!)
Injection oil is used to lubricate the drive gear and it's bearings.
03-30-2014, 02:28 PM #8
03-30-2014, 02:49 PM #9
Ahhhh my bad guys, got ahead of myself here. I assumed it was a 98 Gtx limited 951. Wait, did they make a 98 Gtx Rfi?
03-30-2014, 02:50 PM #10
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