96 HX Engine Modification and Oil Delete Question


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I just picked up this HX the other day and I couldn't figure out what this silver plate here on the rotary valve was. Is it an adapter for larger carbs?

The ski has also been oil deleted (just an oil loop) and I completely overlooked the fact that there is no oil in the hose. The seller started it for me and started easily and ran well out of the water. I don't know how long he was using it with no oil for the rotary valve. Should I just cut the loop at the top, add a T with a plug to refill it with the XPS 2-stroke oil and hope for the best? Worst case scenario would this be a whole engine rebuild? Thanks!

I have a feeling someone will mention it- the fuel lines are one of the first things on my list to replace.