I was out on the water today getting pounded by chop and my motor made a clanking sound when I noticed the oil light on. I hit the killswitch and knowing that just I topped off the oil, I checked anyway to find out my oil was still topped off. Something was obviosly preventing oil flow to my 30hp yamaha direct inject.
To remedy the situation I poured 2 stroke oil into the gas take attempting to make it 50/1. this did nothing and My engine made the clanking noise unless I kept the throttle low. The oil light stayed on as well. I assumed this was permanent damage. Long story short everything seemed to fix itself when I tinkered with the oil lines and removed a very slight kink. I sure hope that was the problem anyway.
Why if the oil system fails can I not just add oil to the fuel? It does not make sense.
Thanks in advance.