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#2636967 - 05/26/12 06:08 PM alternative to volvo penta 75w-90 full synthetic?
monster1 Offline


Registered: 01/31/10
Posts: 35
Loc: ca
I cannot find this stuff without driving for 3 hours or paying huge shipping costs. is there another brand of full synthetic 75 w 90 with a gl 5 rating that I can get at the auto parts store or walmart?

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#2636977 - 05/26/12 06:30 PM Re: alternative to volvo penta 75w-90 full synthetic? [Re: monster1]
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Valvoline Synthetic 75W90 High Performance Gear Oil NAPA Part # VAL 975.

You will have to look online to see if your local Napa has it.
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#2636982 - 05/26/12 06:39 PM Re: alternative to volvo penta 75w-90 full synthetic? [Re: monster1]
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Registered: 10/11/02
Posts: 20531
Loc: Colorado Springs
Yea, Valvoline synthetic is the most available I've seen locally. Occasionally I see Pennzoil synthetic GL-5 75w-90 at Walmart.

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#2637130 - 05/26/12 09:46 PM Re: alternative to volvo penta 75w-90 full synthetic? [Re: Drew99GT]
monster1 Offline


Registered: 01/31/10
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Loc: ca
thanks guys I will check into that. all I've been able to find is mobile 1 which would be great except that it has anti slip additives in it. I have no problem using mobil 1 15w-50 in my engine but I hear that you can really mess up a volvo sx drive by not using the right stuff.

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#2639407 - 05/29/12 03:24 PM Re: alternative to volvo penta 75w-90 full synthetic? [Re: monster1]
lars11 Offline


Registered: 12/16/06
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Loc: Sweden
Mobilube SHC fully synthetic sae 75w90 is approved in the manual for my DPS drive, which is basically the SX with duoprop.

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#2641723 - 05/31/12 10:17 PM Re: alternative to volvo penta 75w-90 full synthetic? [Re: monster1]
Dick in Falls Church Offline


Registered: 06/01/02
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Loc: Falls Church VA
Some shops carry AMSOIL Marine Gear Lube, which will work just fine.
rumor has it that there is a possibility that AMSOIL manufactures for Volvo.
Or, you can order from AMSOIL (but UPS doesn't work free)--contact Pablo

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#2641886 - 06/01/12 06:35 AM Re: alternative to volvo penta 75w-90 full synthetic? [Re: monster1]
Pablo Offline


Registered: 10/28/02
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Loc: Duvall WA - Pacific NW USA
Originally Posted By: monster1
I cannot find this stuff without driving for 3 hours or paying huge shipping costs. is there another brand of full synthetic 75 w 90 with a gl 5 rating that I can get at the auto parts store or walmart?


Define HUGE. Amsoil will ship a full case anywhere in the contiguous US for about $11.

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#2642727 - 06/01/12 11:26 PM Re: alternative to volvo penta 75w-90 full synthetic? [Re: Pablo]
monster1 Offline


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Originally Posted By: Pablo
Originally Posted By: monster1
I cannot find this stuff without driving for 3 hours or paying huge shipping costs. is there another brand of full synthetic 75 w 90 with a gl 5 rating that I can get at the auto parts store or walmart?


Define HUGE. Amsoil will ship a full case anywhere in the contiguous US for about $11.


One site I found that sold volvo penta gear oil charged 30 bucks for shiping on one gallon of oil! I think I found my solution though. I'm going to go with the amsoil 80w 90 full synthetic marine gear oil. ordering directly from amsoil it's much cheaper and only about 15 dollars in shipping for how much I need for two seasonal changes.


Edited by monster1 (06/01/12 11:26 PM)

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#2642734 - 06/01/12 11:36 PM Re: alternative to volvo penta 75w-90 full synthetic? [Re: monster1]
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Registered: 10/28/02
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Loc: Duvall WA - Pacific NW USA
Originally Posted By: monster1


One site I found that sold volvo penta gear oil charged 30 bucks for shiping on one gallon of oil! I think I found my solution though. I'm going to go with the amsoil 80w 90 full synthetic marine gear oil. ordering directly from amsoil it's much cheaper and only about 15 dollars in shipping for how much I need for two seasonal changes.


Hold on - let me get you the PC discount. You can go through my site, or use #515729 when you go through the process. Just add preferred customer to your shopping cart. Thanks!

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#2642735 - 06/01/12 11:36 PM Re: alternative to volvo penta 75w-90 full synthetic? [Re: monster1]
monster1 Offline


Registered: 01/31/10
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Loc: ca
Well, 11 bucks in shipping and then tax. Pablo, now that I got that out of the way about the drive, which amsoil motor oil would you recommend for a 2004 volvo penta 4.3 gxi?

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#2642737 - 06/01/12 11:39 PM Re: alternative to volvo penta 75w-90 full synthetic? [Re: monster1]
Pablo Offline


Registered: 10/28/02
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Loc: Duvall WA - Pacific NW USA
Originally Posted By: monster1
Well, 11 bucks in shipping and then tax. Pablo, now that I got that out of the way about the drive, which amsoil motor oil would you recommend for a 2004 volvo penta 4.3 gxi?


http://www.amsoil.com/storefront/wct.aspx?zo=515729

Amsoil WCT 10W-30

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#2642738 - 06/01/12 11:40 PM Re: alternative to volvo penta 75w-90 full synthetic? [Re: Pablo]
monster1 Offline


Registered: 01/31/10
Posts: 35
Loc: ca
Originally Posted By: Pablo
[quote=monste

Hold on - let me get you the PC discount. You can go through my site, or use #515729 when you go through the process. Just add preferred customer to your shopping cart. Thanks!


Thank you. Iwill go through your site. Ill probably place an order monday.

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#2653987 - 06/14/12 09:29 AM Re: alternative to volvo penta 75w-90 full synthetic? [Re: monster1]
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Registered: 11/03/09
Posts: 3971
Loc: New England
My Volvo SX manual specifically, by name recommends Mobil 1 75w90 if the Volvo Penta fluid is unavailable.

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#2655733 - 06/16/12 02:54 AM Re: alternative to volvo penta 75w-90 full synthetic? [Re: cchase]
monster1 Offline


Registered: 01/31/10
Posts: 35
Loc: ca
Originally Posted By: cchase
My Volvo SX manual specifically, by name recommends Mobil 1 75w90 if the Volvo Penta fluid is unavailable.


Is that out of your genuine volvo penta owners manual? My 2004 owners manual does not give an alternative recommmendation for the gear lube outside of the vp gear lube. However, my clymer repair manual does. It says to use mobilube shv if the vp gear lube is not avalible. What year os your outdrive?

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#2656603 - 06/17/12 08:56 AM Re: alternative to volvo penta 75w-90 full synthetic? [Re: cchase]
Gillsy Offline


Registered: 12/09/07
Posts: 175
Loc: Owego, New York
Originally Posted By: cchase
My Volvo SX manual specifically, by name recommends Mobil 1 75w90 if the Volvo Penta fluid is unavailable.

I've used Mobil 1 75w90 in my SX for five years. No worries!
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