Running a Mercruiser I/O and use Mercury Hi-Performance gear lube(synthetic). Why,cause it displaces moisture and if a seal fails and allows water intrusion into the lower unit,the bearings and gears stay coated with oil till I make the repair. A little on the expensive side but beats another $900 for a full rebuild.
<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">In my Mercury Verado I use Quicksilver 4 stroke and in my Mercury Tracker series I use Quicksilver 2 stroke. Both Mercury and Quicksilver are recommended for Mercury motors.
For all of my inboards, gas and diesel, I use Chevron Delo 400 and have since diesel technician school in about 1970. We researched which oil met all engine manufacturers and MilSpecs. Chevron Delo 400 won. I have never had any oil related problems.
For my 2 strokes, I use West Marine synthetic - no problems.
For my towing vehicle, Chevy van, I use Red Line Racing synthetic in the engine and Red Line synthetic ATF in the transmission. 80,000 + miles and no problems. This was advice from a cousin who was tech director for GM's test facility in Arizona.
I am buying a house in GB in the fall, hopefully sooner. I am coming with my girlfriend, and newborn due oct all the way from California. I am 39. We are making a big change, but I have lived in Tuscaloosa long time ago and my dad lives in South Alabama. Main reason for doing so-...
This is gonna hurt a lot of marine mechanics.
So I’m trying to get some ideas on how to work this out. I just recently sold my Cape Horn and my kid is wearing me out to take him fishing. We just took a 8 hour offshore trip with captain Larry “north bay light tackle” out of Panama City. We want to get a few more trips in this year but I...
I finally got a boat! got a Cobia 220 with a 150. It has the electronics for the boat (basic) boat speed, water depth engine hours. I'm going to put a Garmin fish finder on it,but need some help. Do I have to take the factory transducer off,or can i run the Garmin transducer as well? And if i...