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Old 06-24-2005, 12:51 AM
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Check out some of the threads on oil in the Technical sections of the forum. Very interesting........
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i use 15-40 in cooler months then switch to 20-50 in warmwe months
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Only Mobil1 15w50 in my 496HOs. 200 hours and running like tops.
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Running 10w30 is not going to hurt anything. 10w30 oil will flow better in a cold motor when copared to starigh 30. This oil debate is getting old. Synthetic vs dino. Multi vs straight. etc, etc. #1 priority keep FRESH oil in your motor!
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Do you know how fast 10-30 will break down running 5,000 rpms ?? I don't, but I certainly would not risk it considering merc. reccomends a minimum of 20-50...
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Well since it's a 30 weight oil when at operating tempurature not very fast at all.
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Old 06-24-2005, 11:28 PM
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Do you know how fast 10-30 will break down running 5,000 rpms ?? I don't, but I certainly would not risk it considering merc. reccomends a minimum of 20-50...
actually merc recommends 40 and recommends 50 but not their #1 choice, that is why they use 25w40
 
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Opinions are like...here's mine. Straight 40, every 50 hours.
325 hours and running stronger than ever.
I wouldn't use this if your boating in 40 degree weather. But who would do that. JC
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I couldn't say, everyone here just had opinions, but that viscosity is pretty low, That's why most guys run straight 40 w or Mercs 25/40 or even better the 20/50 from the V-Twin. I would suppose in a stock motor, 25 hours isn't going to kill it with that oil but I personally wouldn't run it more than a few hours until you have the time or resources to change it out.
Thanks for providing the same answer I would have provided.
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