1986 Johnson VRO 40 HP (VRO)???!?!!?!

Discussion in 'Bubba's Outboards' started by SC Hartwell, Jan 18, 2007.

  1. SC Hartwell

    SC Hartwell New Member

    Pickens, SC
    Ok so my buddy and I put the engine on his boat, we get to reading about this VRO thing. We can't figure out if it needs a separate oil tank or what. We don't want to burn the engine up. So I guess the question is... does a 1986 Johnson 40 Hp VRO need a separate oil tank or we just mix it straight into the gas tank?

    Thanks guys
  2. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

    If the motor has the VRO pump you will need a seperate tank or plug off the vro and pre mix. I will try anf Find the pictures I have of the hook ups on the vro and put it on here and some where I have the instructions on how to disconnect the vro and still use the pump because you will need it tp pump the fuel. In 1986 they had a few problems with VRO's up until about 1989 and thwy got most of the bugs out of the system. I'll post more later today.

  3. Bobpaul

    Bobpaul New Member

    Supply NC
    Plug the oil hose connection air tight at the outside fitting.

    Disconnect the wires coming from the pump to the internal wire harness, if they're not already disconnected. It's just a plug in thing.

    Mix the gas at a 50:1 ratio and go for it.