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    Kawi ZXI 1100 - Advice

    I have a 1996 ZXI 1100. My brother took it out and put gas in it and then ran it for about 1.5 hours (on and off). I have it set up for premix and he didn't add any oil to the fuel. The tank was almost empty when he filled it.

    What are some of the problems i should be watching out for? I'm adding oil today to the remaining fuel. Should i add a higher ratio than normal to make sure everything is lubricated? I usually run it at 50:1.

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    Re: Kawi ZXI 1100 - Advice

    If you deleted the injection system, converted to premix, and then ran straight gas, plan on a new motor.

    Not sure how it survived for an hour and a half with absolutely no lubrication, but I'd say the crank is pretty pi$$ed off, and the cylinder walls need some bondo to smooth them out.
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    My guess is you lucked out with the new gas mixing with the old mixed gas. Maybe you got lucky? I would check compression to see if there are any issues. Toss in some fresh mixed fuel and call it a day.
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    Re: Kawi ZXI 1100 - Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Quinc View Post
    My guess is you lucked out with the new gas mixing with the old mixed gas. Maybe you got lucky? I would check compression to see if there are any issues. Toss in some fresh mixed fuel and call it a day.
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    Re: Kawi ZXI 1100 - Advice

    I have heard there is enough oil in plain gas to keep the lower end lubricated
    Might luck out if compression is still good

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    Re: Kawi ZXI 1100 - Advice

    Run it a little rich for a tank, maybe 25:1. I personally run at 40:1 but whatever makes your boat float.

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    Re: Kawi ZXI 1100 - Advice

    No amount of extra oil is going to fix any damage that may have occurred. Check compression, and run it. Time will tell. You may be OK, you may not. Without engine disassembly all we can do is guess.
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    if it ran for an hour with no oil then it should run a few more hours with oil.
    just buy a lotto ticket and be done.
    are you sure your brother isn't pulling your leg, convincing you it had no oil .
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