Like Tree0Likes

What type of fuel in a 260 MERC?

Reply
Old 03-24-2011, 09:37 PM
  #1
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Phoenix, AZ
My Boats: 1995 Wellcraft Scarab 22'
Posts: 28
Default What type of fuel in a 260 MERC?

Hey guys. I am new to this. I recently bought a 22" Scarab with a 260 MERC. I had no idea what type of fuel to use and filled up with 91 Octane. Do I need it for the 260 MERC motor? It is stock. Would it run better with it, or should I be running 87? Thanks in advance for your help.
chris50smith is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2011, 09:41 PM
  #2
Registered
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
My Boats: 30' Scarab II 1980 Laveycraft Day Cruiser
Posts: 123
Default

87 octane works fine in the 260 mercruiser
it doesnt have the compression ratio to take advantage of 91 but it wont hurt it either
flyinlow is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2011, 09:50 PM
  #3
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Phoenix, AZ
My Boats: 1995 Wellcraft Scarab 22'
Posts: 28
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by flyinlow View Post
87 octane works fine in the 260 mercruiser
it doesnt have the compression ratio to take advantage of 91 but it wont hurt it either
I wasn't sure. Thank you. That will save a few pennies. I know we used 91 in the 502 my buddy had.
chris50smith is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:47 AM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.