Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Jamesg1211987, whunt, R Ham, CRUTLUC2018, Joseph65
105890 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 86295
hopalong 78498
Pilothawk 75135
JDavis7873® 67382
John175 ® 65028
FattyMcButterpants 60793
Derek 🐝 58468
Tritonman 57634
LoneStarSon® 53393
SkeeterRonnie 53007
facebook
Forum Stats
105890 Members
60 Forums
804534 Topics
10170545 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#11071226 - 08/29/15 11:36 AM oil for merc
whybass Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 06/20/12
Posts: 137
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.

Top
#11071376 - 08/29/15 01:23 PM Re: oil for merc [Re: whybass]
JimmyP Offline
Pro Angler

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.

Top
#11071455 - 08/29/15 02:29 PM Re: oil for merc [Re: whybass]
Pat Goff Online   content
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 01/29/05
Posts: 5214
Loc: Marble Falls/Seadrift
TCW3 is the minimum. If it's a optimax it needs DFI oil. If it says anything else it's not right.
_________________________
Pat Goff
Marble Falls/Seadrift TX



Top
#11071468 - 08/29/15 02:41 PM Re: oil for merc [Re: whybass]
Csafisher Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/20/11
Posts: 159
Loc: Texas
^^^ Yes. Optimax needs DFI oil. If not then you can use any TCW3 oil.

Top
#11071798 - 08/29/15 05:47 PM Re: oil for merc [Re: whybass]
machinist Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/22/06
Posts: 1752
Loc: Lake Graham, Lot 30
My 1999 225 Optimax owners manual says to use Mercury or Quicksilver Premium Plus.

Johnny
_________________________
I fish on the edge and stay out of the middle

99 BassCat Jag w/225 Merc Optimax

Top
#11072149 - 08/29/15 08:51 PM Re: oil for merc [Re: whybass]
Kev-o Offline
Outdoorsman

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.

Top
#11072999 - 08/30/15 01:40 PM Re: oil for merc [Re: whybass]
whybass Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 06/20/12
Posts: 137
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.

Top
#11073050 - 08/30/15 02:12 PM Re: oil for merc [Re: whybass]
RangerBass21 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/09/15
Posts: 2210
Loc: Plano
Should say on the motor if it's s efi or dfi ......
_________________________
bannana2

Top
#11073195 - 08/30/15 03:36 PM Re: oil for merc [Re: whybass]
whybass Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 06/20/12
Posts: 137
Loc: beaumont,Tx
cowling has been updated and only has mercury on it

Top
#11073293 - 08/30/15 04:16 PM Re: oil for merc [Re: whybass]
gary purdy Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 05/24/03
Posts: 11129
Loc: Littlefield Tx & Lake A. H. US...
_________________________
The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything. Remember what He has done and remember that He is not done yet!-- GOD IS GOOD

Top
#11073476 - 08/30/15 05:40 PM Re: oil for merc [Re: whybass]
whybass Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 06/20/12
Posts: 137
Loc: beaumont,Tx
Thanks Gary. It is like the second one so it is an EFI. So what oil is best to use?

Top
#11073641 - 08/30/15 07:07 PM Re: oil for merc [Re: whybass]
gary purdy Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 05/24/03
Posts: 11129
Loc: Littlefield Tx & Lake A. H. US...
You can use the Mobile as long as it shows a TCW3 rating.
_________________________
The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything. Remember what He has done and remember that He is not done yet!-- GOD IS GOOD

Top
#11073648 - 08/30/15 07:11 PM Re: oil for merc [Re: whybass]
gary purdy Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 05/24/03
Posts: 11129
Loc: Littlefield Tx & Lake A. H. US...
Reason your number doesn`t show is the way you entered the first symbol, it is number 0 not the letter O.
_________________________
The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything. Remember what He has done and remember that He is not done yet!-- GOD IS GOOD

Top
#11073653 - 08/30/15 07:12 PM Re: oil for merc [Re: whybass]
gary purdy Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 05/24/03
Posts: 11129
Loc: Littlefield Tx & Lake A. H. US...
You really need to find a manufacturing label or stamp.
_________________________
The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything. Remember what He has done and remember that He is not done yet!-- GOD IS GOOD

Top
#11078312 - 09/02/15 09:13 AM Re: oil for merc [Re: whybass]
G Rod Offline
Angler

Registered: 10/18/10
Posts: 312
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.
_________________________
2016 Basscat Cougar FTD, 250 Mercury
www.bcfw.org Bass Club of Fort Worth

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >



© 1998-2017 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide