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#11071226 - 08/29/15 11:36 AM oil for merc
whybass Offline
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Registered: 06/20/12
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Loc: beaumont,Tx
I have a 99 Merc 225 and wanted to know the best oil to run in it. The reason is my boss has 50 gallons of Mobil oil that he said I could have and wanted to know if it was safe to use. Mobil says they make oil for Mercury and would like to know if anyone knows for sure.

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#11071376 - 08/29/15 01:23 PM Re: oil for merc [Re: whybass]
JimmyP Offline
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Registered: 11/26/12
Posts: 806
Loc: Waxahachie, Texas
Just because it is Mobil Oil doesn't mean it is 2 stroke oil. Use what your manufacturer says to use in your engine. If it was me I would run the Mercury Premium Plus in it, but others have had success running other GOOD oil in theirs. What kind of oil is the Mobil? What viscosity? You may be able to run it in your vehicles.

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#11071455 - 08/29/15 02:29 PM Re: oil for merc [Re: whybass]
Pat Goff Online   content
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TCW3 is the minimum. If it's a optimax it needs DFI oil. If it says anything else it's not right.
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#11071468 - 08/29/15 02:41 PM Re: oil for merc [Re: whybass]
Csafisher Offline
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Registered: 01/20/11
Posts: 158
Loc: Texas
^^^ Yes. Optimax needs DFI oil. If not then you can use any TCW3 oil.

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#11071798 - 08/29/15 05:47 PM Re: oil for merc [Re: whybass]
machinist Offline
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My 1999 225 Optimax owners manual says to use Mercury or Quicksilver Premium Plus.

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#11072149 - 08/29/15 08:51 PM Re: oil for merc [Re: whybass]
Kev-o Offline
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Registered: 05/02/13
Posts: 149
Loc: Beaumont, TX
I have a 95 Merc 200 XRI and I use the Quicksilver Premium Plus. You can buy it at Academy.

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#11072999 - 08/30/15 01:40 PM Re: oil for merc [Re: whybass]
whybass Offline
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Registered: 06/20/12
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Loc: beaumont,Tx
First it is 2 stroke oil. The problem is I'm not sure if it is a dfi or efi. The serial # OG947171 won't pull on marine engine or boat net.

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#11073050 - 08/30/15 02:12 PM Re: oil for merc [Re: whybass]
RangerBass21 Offline
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Registered: 01/09/15
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Should say on the motor if it's s efi or dfi ......
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#11073195 - 08/30/15 03:36 PM Re: oil for merc [Re: whybass]
whybass Offline
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Registered: 06/20/12
Posts: 134
Loc: beaumont,Tx
cowling has been updated and only has mercury on it

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#11073293 - 08/30/15 04:16 PM Re: oil for merc [Re: whybass]
gary purdy Offline
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#11073476 - 08/30/15 05:40 PM Re: oil for merc [Re: whybass]
whybass Offline
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Registered: 06/20/12
Posts: 134
Loc: beaumont,Tx
Thanks Gary. It is like the second one so it is an EFI. So what oil is best to use?

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#11073641 - 08/30/15 07:07 PM Re: oil for merc [Re: whybass]
gary purdy Offline
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You can use the Mobile as long as it shows a TCW3 rating.
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#11073648 - 08/30/15 07:11 PM Re: oil for merc [Re: whybass]
gary purdy Offline
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Reason your number doesn`t show is the way you entered the first symbol, it is number 0 not the letter O.
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#11073653 - 08/30/15 07:12 PM Re: oil for merc [Re: whybass]
gary purdy Offline
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You really need to find a manufacturing label or stamp.
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#11078312 - 09/02/15 09:13 AM Re: oil for merc [Re: whybass]
G Rod Offline
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Registered: 10/18/10
Posts: 306
Loc: N. Richland Hills, TX
There is a good sticky pinned over at Bass boat Central in the Mercury forum that gives all the details for oil. It's under the FAQ.
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