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Old 08-11-2006, 09:24 AM
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I pick up my new Sunsation 32SS next week-end (Joe permitting!!). The engines are 525's and I would like to know the oil that will provide the best engine life. Synthetic or is it better to go with Mercruiser?
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Looooonnnnnng oil thread in the Tech section. My preference is still RedLine.
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Use the factory oil 25/40 till your warranty expires.
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Thanks guys....I'll take a look at the thread in the tech section.
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Looooonnnnnng oil thread in the Tech section. My preference is still RedLine.
If you can afford Redline at around $11.00/qt it is a great fully ester based oil. The only thing some do not like about it is the rather high silicon levels. It's detergency is extreme to say the least.

For a new engine run 25W-40 it came with for 20 hours...then go to a 15W-50 or 20W-50 synthetic.

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Break it in on mineral oil then change to synthetic. I would run mobil 1 or amsoil.
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Hydro, Magic.........thanks for the advice.
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Break it in on mineral oil then change to synthetic. I would run mobil 1 or amsoil.
I switched from Redline to M1 for a very brief time, on long hard runs my oil temp was 20 degrees hotter. Switched back and the temp dropped back to normal. Same on both motors.
You can draw your own conclusions as to which is the better oil.
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I switched from Redline to M1 for a very brief time, on long hard runs my oil temp was 20 degrees hotter. Switched back and the temp dropped back to normal. Same on both motors.
You can draw your own conclusions as to which is the better oil.
My only concern about Redline is that most of the guys on Bob's site show increased wear metals when they switch to Redline.

So a lot mix it 50/50 with a PAO of equal viscosity.

The 50/50 mix of 20W-50 Redline with M-1 20W-50 V-twin is worth a go I would think.

Redline does have a lot of moly in it as well and it is a "slick oil" ...if anything might cause flat-topping I would bet this would be the one to show it most.

Additionally, as it is quite "slick" there is less friction and heat. The question that remains is "how slick is too slick"?

I don't know the answer...

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I switched from Redline to M1 for a very brief time, on long hard runs my oil temp was 20 degrees hotter. Switched back and the temp dropped back to normal. Same on both motors.
You can draw your own conclusions as to which is the better oil.
Gary, you still have the 41 Velocity with Teague engines?
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