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Browsed through the forums and found different things.  I would prefer to run Mobil 1 oil over the Volvo Penta Oil.  Problem, it apprears you can only get the 10W40 Mobil 1 in the high mileage version.  Anyone find something different?  Ok to use this version?  Then thought of running the 15W-50 version.  Thoughts?  Issues?

 

 

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I don't think you`ll have problems with either of the Mobil 1 oils you mention. In my opinion Mobil 1 makes some of the best oil made. I use Rotella synthetic 15-40, but have used Mobil 1 many times in the past.

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I seriously QUESTION the SUPER THIN 5W30 WEIGHT oil !!!!!!!!    That is NOT in my opinion correct for hot weather. Hotter emission running engines.  It is for a CAR IN LIGHT DUTY conditions.

Volvo is selling car oil for use in VERY HIGH DUTY CONDITIONS in a BOAT !!  Cars have automatic Transmissions to REDUCE OVERLOADING the engine. 

Boats do not

Volvo is causing more repairs for the dealers........ There is no other reason.  Auto gas stations are NOT KNOWN to cause AFTER RUNNING of the engines

Volvo sticks it to boat owners.

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9 hours ago, jpl 264 sunesta said:

purchase my on line, you get to see different prices.  

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Unless there is warranty consideration, you must remember that Volvo does not make oil, someone else makes it for them. As long as the weight and specs are the same, go with it.

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3 hours ago, Chap243 said:

Unless there is warranty consideration, you must remember that Volvo does not make oil, someone else makes it for them. As long as the weight and specs are the same, go with it.

Yes that is right, just make sure is a marine oil. By the way the bottle of Volvo Penta dose not have the spec. I look every were for the oil spec no luck.

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5 hours ago, ramoszx12r@comcast.net said:

Yes that is right, just make sure is a marine oil. By the way the bottle of Volvo Penta dose not have the spec. I look every were for the oil spec no luck.

It doesn't need to be marine oil....

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I have 2...... 2 stroke OBs for the small fishing boat.  Couple of years ago they started fouling plugs very quickly............... after a lot of plugs being replaced each month. I am almost out of my 2 stroke oil From Ace Hardware store. So I buy another gallon.  I just happened to read the new & old spec. descriptions..

Surprise  1 is for water cooled engines. The other is for MUCH HOTTER AIR COOLED engines.   DDDUUUHHH  That explained the fouling sparkplugs.   PLUS the white cream cheese looking snot coming out of the exhaust during cold starting every morning. 

As Ramos said.  Read the label to be sure you have what you need.

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For those who need some reassurance that there are differences between the 2 types of engine oils ?  Do a web search of.......   Is there a difference between automobile oil and marine engine oil ?   

  Surprise   Volvo is taking advantage of a LEGAL   LOOP HOLE in the  NMMA  ratings of marine oils.  Very unethical  to boat owners.  

Check it out.

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