Outboard oil question

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Old 09-15-10, 03:36 PM
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Outboard oil question

My 1997 60 hp Merc calls for TC-W3. I have a gallon of Husqvarna JASO spec oil. It states on the jug that it is for air cooled engines. Can I run this in my Merc? I would like to consume it. Logic says that air cooled engines lead a harder life than water cooled, but I am no expert. Thanks for any advice.
 
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Old 09-15-10, 04:40 PM
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No. Never use any other lubricants on a boat other than those allowed by the manufacturer.
 
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Old 09-15-10, 07:23 PM
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Thanks Rick

I may have to dispose of that gallon. The enviros have eliminated most of my other two cycle engines. I am sure the planet is a better place.
 
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Old 09-16-10, 06:31 PM
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I agree, water cooled oils and air cooled oils are supposed to be different in some way and should not be substituted.
 
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Old 09-17-10, 02:24 PM
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You could always use it as a basic lubricant for door hinges around the home, garage door hardware, car linkages, etc. That gallon could last for decades!
 
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I am 65

and won't last for many more decades. Thanks all of you guys.

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