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Forum: General Q & A
01-12-2016, 06:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,853
Posted By Hydrocruiser

Out of all the Synthetic Oils listed Royal Purple...

Out of all the Synthetic Oils listed Royal Purple is known to shear more than others. Plenty of users don't like it for that reason. It's mainly used because it has a ton of moly and gives a few more...
Forum: General Q & A
01-12-2016, 01:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,853
Posted By Hydrocruiser

Marine Lubrication Update Thread

It's been a few years since I started the first such thread and thought I would weigh in again with an update.

Rumor is that Mercury pulled 25w-40 Full Synthetic off production..excuse if I am...
Forum: General Q & A
06-10-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 17,178
Posted By Hydrocruiser

Arrow The issue is that this device is recognized by...

The issue is that this device is recognized by the Coast Guard as an electronic device specifically designed to illegally modify a complient engine in many areas. It's a fine or impounding waiting to...
Forum: General Q & A
06-10-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By Hydrocruiser

Arrow I had a similiar stepped hull and ran Maximus 26'...

I had a similiar stepped hull and ran Maximus 26' props. Amazing hole shot a little left on the top end.
Forum: Pantera
06-10-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,300
Posted By Hydrocruiser

Definately a good looking fun ride!!

Definately a good looking fun ride!!
Forum: Pantera
05-31-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 33,329
Posted By Hydrocruiser

Hey JO...you have a good photographer down there...

Hey JO...you have a good photographer down there too!!

What's your next paint scheme going to look like??
Forum: Pantera
05-05-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,408
Posted By Hydrocruiser

Arrow Pantera 28' with large windshield

Question for you Pantera guys. I am thinking about getting an offshore boat and the only reason I might not go Pantera is because I need a large windshield on my boat (due to health conditions)....
Forum: General Q & A
05-05-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 17,639
Posted By Hydrocruiser

INtercoolers are nice...lots of condensation gets...

INtercoolers are nice...lots of condensation gets into marine engines sometimes...can be hard on push rods I hear.
Forum: General Q & A
03-18-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 711
Posted By Hydrocruiser

For the engine...Amsoil 20W-50 Z-Rod has all the...

For the engine...Amsoil 20W-50 Z-Rod has all the benefits of M-1 V-Twin along with friction modifiers for improved fuel economy.

So I now use Amsoil 20W-50 Z-Rod with an Amsoil EaO Oil filter.
...
Forum: General Q & A
01-25-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,673
Posted By Hydrocruiser

My guys use 20W-50 M-1 V-twin in my blower...

My guys use 20W-50 M-1 V-twin in my blower engines with Wix Filters.

Oil changed every 20 hrs and at the end of the season 30wt dino is installed and in the spring after initial startup and warmup...
Forum: General Q & A
01-16-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,955
Posted By Hydrocruiser

Shear in many cases is a function of the polymers...

Shear in many cases is a function of the polymers added to improve viscosity in oil. A 5W-50 oil has a good deal of viscosity enhancers and shears a lot more rapidly than Mercury 20W-40 which is a...
Forum: General Q & A
01-15-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,955
Posted By Hydrocruiser

Arrow I did a few oil sample analysis in my 525. I...

I did a few oil sample analysis in my 525. I found with M-1 V-Twin I could go for 50 hours and still retain proper viscosity. When I did a test with M-1 15W-50 at 25 hours the oil had sheared to a 30...
Forum: General Q & A
01-15-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,955
Posted By Hydrocruiser

Running an engine WOT shears the oil rapidly....

Running an engine WOT shears the oil rapidly. Race cars are not running WOT all the time like boats do.

Apples and oranges.
Forum: General Q & A
01-15-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,955
Posted By Hydrocruiser

Arrow The formation of harmful solids is the reaction...

The formation of harmful solids is the reaction of an acidic component in the oil with a basic component. The resultant degradation will interfere with demulsibility properties and water will not...
Forum: General Q & A
01-10-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,673
Posted By Hydrocruiser

Arrow Always change oil and filter at the end of the...

Always change oil and filter at the end of the season. Use an oil that is recommended for long termed storage such and Mobil-1 20W-50 V-Twin or Mercury Oil and worries of corrosion are negated...
Forum: General Q & A
11-27-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,612
Posted By Hydrocruiser

Arrow You want an oil with lots of anti-corrosion...

You want an oil with lots of anti-corrosion properties in the additive package. 20W-50 synthetics like Mobil-1 have a lot of this as does the oil that is formulated for Mercury.
Forum: General Q & A
09-28-2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 240,522
Posted By Hydrocruiser

Amsoil 15W-40 Diesel and marine has a very stout...

Amsoil 15W-40 Diesel and marine has a very stout detergent package as it can handle soot in a diesel engine. It can be used in gasoline engines too.

This oil has specific additives to prevent...
Forum: Pantera
09-28-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 19,876
Posted By Hydrocruiser

Ya. It's like putting a Ferrari though the car...

Ya. It's like putting a Ferrari though the car wash.
Forum: General Q & A
09-27-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 240,522
Posted By Hydrocruiser

Arrow Hello all! I received several PM's to...

Hello all!

I received several PM's to continue the Marine Lubrication Thread in light of the many changes (good and not so good in the oil industry) for marine engines lately.


Perhaps a good...
Forum: Cigarette
09-26-2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,702
Posted By Hydrocruiser

Looking for a "turn key" 28' Cig

I am out in Michigan and looking for a full restore or a boat kept indoors and mint.
Forum: Magnum Marine
09-26-2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,142
Posted By Hydrocruiser

Arrow Michigan Area 27' Magnums for sale?

I am looking for a "turn key" 27' Magnum. Perhaps a fully restored or a boat kept indoors.

Thanks.
05-14-2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 656
Posted By Hydrocruiser

Arrow 8.3 l mercs

What type pistons and other stuff make the 8.3 l 430 HP engine what it is or isn't?

Fair to compare it to an 525HP?


Looking for somebody who knows to compare and contrast please!

Thanks.
04-25-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,412
Posted By Hydrocruiser

Thanks!

Thanks!
04-25-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,412
Posted By Hydrocruiser

What areas are more reliable? Looks like a...

What areas are more reliable?

Looks like a great boat!
04-24-2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,412
Posted By Hydrocruiser

Arrow Seado or Suzuki Jet Boat

I have a friend looking to buy a 23' or 24' jet boat.

Between the two which may have a better hull to handle rough stuff? Limitations in that regard?

Also, Rotax vs. Suzuki engines. Which is...
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