I have a 97 Johnson 150 Faststrike on which I had the oil injection system removed about 7 years ago (mechanic removed oil tank, disconnected appropriate alarms, etc). I started mixing the oil with the gas as I had done for many years anyway. About 4-5 years later, the fuel pump (VRO) failed. The local mechanic recommended an electric fuel pump (automotive) vs. replacing the conventional VRO pump. He mounted the pump in the back storage compartment between the built in fuel tank and the engine itself. The pump worked great and no more priming. After about a year, the electric pump failed. We chalked it up to a bad pump and replaced it. After another year, the second pump failed. I believe the name brand of the pumps is Aztec if that matters. I am now questioning whether I should replace the electric pump again or should I go back to a conventional pump? If I go back to a conventional pump, is there a "non-VRO" fuel pump that will fit this motor (ifso, anyone have a part number)? I am being told that the VRO pumps won't last as long without the oil injection system in place (i.e., one side of the pump is essentially empty since there is no oil flow through the pump)?