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Salmon Tub posted 06-03-2002 11:54 AM ET (US)   Profile for Salmon Tub   Send Email to Salmon Tub  
Every manual says it, there are many theories out there, and I am sure a lot of people who don't know any better mix oil brands all the time, but has anyone actually had or know anybody who has had a problem with 2 brands of oil mixing and then gelling and causeing engine damage?

I decided to switch to nissan OEM oil, and now have to purge my oil tank of all the oil that is in there now. Apparently, they warn that it might cause gelling that will block the screen in the oil filter. I am not one to through caution to the wind, but I am curious how long it takes to gel up since I can go through a full tank of oil in about 2 weeks.

John W posted 06-03-2002 01:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for John W  Send Email to John W     
I've had Mercury oil gel on me WITHOUT having mixed it with another brand. It clogged the metal screen on the pickup in the remote oil tank, causing the oil alarms to go off since the onboard tank wasn't being replenished by the remote tank. This was during a time period where my boat got very little use over 9 months or so, I don't know exactly how long it sat. My mechanic said Merc oil was more likely to gel in this manner than the Yamaha oil...I don't know if that's true or not.

This was probably 7 years ago, I don't know if they changed their oil since then. My current boat has a Yamaha so I use the Yamaha oil now. As to your mixing questions I really don't know.

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