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Old 31 August 2007, 11:24   #11
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Interesting to note that Suzuki don't reccommend an oil for their outboards. Several dealers have told me they use - Quicksilver oil - Yamaha oil even Volvo oil....

Suzuki obviously don't think the make of oil matters very much - then again they aren't a Yank company.

This sums it up a treat.

"One of the REQUIREMENTS of this ultra-sophisticated piece of American
ingenuity is its NMMA-certified FCW SAE 25W-40 motor oil. Of COURSE we
couldn't just have a super-sophisticated new outboard motor that ran on
just any old 4-stroke oil, like SAE SJ from Autozone. Oh, NO! We have to
invent a whole new line of ultra-profitable, very limited availability
motor oils you can only get at....guess where.....Your MERCURY dealer!
Federal law provides that if they specify a BRAND of motor oil, they have
to GIVE it to you for the life of the engine..... So, through the
loophole, we invent a new motor oil of stupid miltiple viscosity and
threaten to void your warranty, I'm sure, if you use SJ 15W-40 from
Autozone."
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Old 31 August 2007, 11:42   #12
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Here we go again, change the record will you?
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Old 31 August 2007, 12:52   #13
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Interesting to note that Suzuki don't reccommend an oil for their outboards. Several dealers have told me they use - Quicksilver oil - Yamaha oil even Volvo oil....

Suzuki obviously don't think the make of oil matters very much - then again they aren't a Yank company.
Soozooks don't use a sophisticated high pressure oil injection system, with fancy injectors, so their 2-strokes run ok on normal TCW-3 oil. (not that there's anything wrong with that)
They ploughed their R&D money into 4-strokes, rather than high-tech 2-strokes and have done very well out of it too.
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Old 31 August 2007, 17:55   #14
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Soozooks don't use a sophisticated high pressure oil injection system, with fancy injectors, so their 2-strokes run ok on normal TCW-3 oil. (not that there's anything wrong with that)
They ploughed their R&D money into 4-strokes, rather than high-tech 2-strokes and have done very well out of it too.
I was on about new 4 strokes..............
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I heard that suzuki are shortly going to stop backing up any of their 2 stroke engines and will stop manufacturing replacement parts.

OUCH !

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I was on about new 4 strokes..............
And your point is ? My 275 only needs 7 litres per annum.... period. I'd buy gold plated, knobs on, oil to keep it running perfect! Whereas my last two stroke burned 1.5 litres every trip
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And your point is ? My 275 only needs 7 litres per annum.... period. I'd buy gold plated, knobs on, oil to keep it running perfect! Whereas my last two stroke burned 1.5 litres every trip
My point is European companies aren't allowed to rip people off by saying you can only use their own make of oil. The Yanks get away with it and people fall for it every time.

Don't tell me an engine oil that is good enough for a Ferrari or Honda engine at over 8,000rpm isn't good enough for a 4 stroke outboard.

And whatever Mercury may say there is no way they could invalidate the warrenty on an EU engine if you don't use their own oil - the fines wouldn't be worth it!!!
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