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#11034530 - 08/11/15 07:15 AM Mercury oils??
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Registered: 07/23/07
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Loc: Cedar City, Utah
Just bought a Nitro Z-7 with a Mercury 150 Optimax. The person I bought from gave me a gallon jug of Mercury direct injection oil. (Didn't know it even existed). My question is I've always used Mercury Quick silver oil. What if any difference is there, and should I be using the direct injection oil?? Thanks!
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#11034595 - 08/11/15 07:50 AM Re: Mercury oils?? [Re: Transplant]
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Registered: 11/26/02
Posts: 1877
Loc: Yantis, TX
No difference between Mercury and Quicksliver, and yes, you should be using the DFI oil, along with Quikleen at the rated amount in every tank.


#11058434 - 08/23/15 09:03 AM Re: Mercury oils?? [Re: Transplant]
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#11059898 - 08/23/15 09:34 PM Re: Mercury oils?? [Re: Transplant]
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Follow your outboard manual directions....if needed, find and down load on computer for future reference.

#11060047 - 08/23/15 10:48 PM Re: Mercury oils?? [Re: Transplant]
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Registered: 11/26/12
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Loc: Waxahachie, Texas
My 2014 Mercury 250 Pro XS is recommended to use the DFI oil. I know folks will say you can get away with using premium plus or a myriad of other oils, but that is what Mercury says to run in it. Considering what it costs to rebuild one, the little extra I spend on oil is worth it to me. I do a lot of idling using my graph and have never had an issue with fouling plugs or any other issue with DFI oil so I'm gonna keep using it. It is a pure synthetic so it is going to be higher than blended or pure fossil oil. I do run Quickleen and Quickare in every tank also. Do your due diligence and use what you think will give you the best results for your money.


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