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#12624381 - 02/12/18 06:14 PM Synthetic vs. Petroleum based 2 stroke oil?
texcajun Offline
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Registered: 01/31/03
Posts: 3682
Loc: The Woodlands Texas
Synthetic vs. petroleum based 2 stroke oil?
Recently purchased a new (to me) boat and the previous owner has been running full synthetic in it. I am reluctant to change horses mid-stream, but is there any real advantage for using synthetic over petroleum based 2 stroke oil?
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#12625705 - 02/13/18 11:50 AM Re: Synthetic vs. Petroleum based 2 stroke oil? [Re: texcajun]
Delbert Offline
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Registered: 12/10/11
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Loc: Taylor Tx
I had 200hp Mercury with auto oil removed here what I noticed going from semi synthetic to full synthetic way longer spark plug life the inside of around the prop went from dark gray to a lighter gray smoother idle. I was weekender part time fisherman. In my opinion if the previous owner cared enough to spend the money on full synthetic I would not change. I believe full synthetic does not carbon up as likely.

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