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What weight oil for 4-stroke engine
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posted 05-17-2003 09:03 PM ET (US)
I bought my 70 hp Evinrude (Suzuki) from iboats and I do not have a manual. Could someone please tell me what weight oil I should be using? Thanks.
posted 05-17-2003 11:01 PM ET (US)
Suzuki calls for 10W40 S_ grade.
I use Mobil 1 but my wrench says I am wasting my bux because I am going to change it at 100 hours either way.
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posted 05-17-2003 11:12 PM ET (US)
Your motor should have come with an owners manual.
Check with IBoats and ask where it is, also check if it was registered so you have a warrany.
Merc uses 25-40 at all temps or 10-30 above 40 degrees
posted 05-18-2003 08:50 AM ET (US)
Above 40 degrees Fahrenheit?
So, what this means is, the hotter it is outside, the more you should use a lower weight oil? I thought that just the opposite was true.
The Suzuki dealer that installed the engine told me to use Castrol 20-50 year round. Maybe he has my manual....
What is "S" grade? Can I get it at Wal-Mart?
posted 05-18-2003 10:54 AM ET (US)
To clarify my earlier post:
Quote from the Suzuki DF60-DF70 Owner's Manual, Part # 99011-99E03-03A. Copyright Suzuki Motor Corporation, 2000. Page 4:
"Using a premium quality four stroke motor oil will increase the service life of your motor. Use only oils that are rated SE, SF, SG, SH or SJ under the API classification system. The viscosity rating should be SAE 10W-40. If an SAE 10W-40 motor oil is not available, select an alternative from the chart below"
The chart suggests substitute viscosity ratings based on temp ranges. 10W-50 is suggested for the same temp range (above -4F) as the 10W-40. For temps above 14F, 20W-50 is an acceptable substitute for the recommended 10W-40..
Red sky at night. . .
posted 05-21-2003 02:53 PM ET (US)
I am running Mobil 1 15w-50 synthetic with a fram suzuki samurai filter for $3. I will still change it at 100 hours but I doubt I am wasting my time by using a synthetic. I only run synthetic oil, even in my lawn mower. My father always says "oil is cheaper than metal!". Maybe it is a waste but I sleep better at night and both Mercedes and VW say synthetic only so......it can't suck.
posted 05-21-2003 10:59 PM ET (US)
Can you buy both the oil and the filter at Wal-Mart or is this a NAPA purchase or Suzuki dealership? Do you also change the gear oil at 100 hours? Is that a special oil or just Wal-Mart generic? Thanks.
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