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#3364148 - 05/07/14 02:36 AM Honda V6 225 Outboard Oil option?
jpstiles02 Offline


Registered: 01/01/12
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Loc: New Orleans
Says "If Honda 10W-30 FC-w is not available, Honda recommends that you use API service category SG, SH, or SJ oil. The SAE viscosity and service category are in the API label on the oil container." Any good recommendations besides $7qt honda oil? I was thinking Rotella T5???
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#3364172 - 05/07/14 05:24 AM Re: Honda V6 225 Outboard Oil option? [Re: jpstiles02]
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Registered: 05/30/10
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Amsoil makes a 10w 30 motorcycle oil. I wonder if that would fit the bill.
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#3364192 - 05/07/14 06:09 AM Re: Honda V6 225 Outboard Oil option? [Re: jpstiles02]
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Registered: 10/25/12
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Loc: upstate NY mohawk valley
you might want to stay with a marine oil... Amz, RP PZ... I would try the the t5 too... gets high marks here.
year of motor, warranty??
If it was mine, I'd go a mix of RP marine and the T5...
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#3364302 - 05/07/14 08:37 AM Re: Honda V6 225 Outboard Oil option? [Re: jpstiles02]
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T5 it is. Change it often.
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#3364988 - 05/07/14 09:42 PM Re: Honda V6 225 Outboard Oil option? [Re: jpstiles02]
jpstiles02 Offline


Registered: 01/01/12
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Loc: New Orleans
Why change it often?

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#3365684 - 05/08/14 03:09 PM Re: Honda V6 225 Outboard Oil option? [Re: jpstiles02]
gotnogunk Offline


Registered: 04/12/09
Posts: 59
Loc: Florida
I have been using T5 for the last few years in a Yamaha F115. Love it no problems

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#3366012 - 05/08/14 08:42 PM Re: Honda V6 225 Outboard Oil option? [Re: jpstiles02]
jpstiles02 Offline


Registered: 01/01/12
Posts: 70
Loc: New Orleans
what about Mobil 1 TDT 5w40? I have a nice stash of it!

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#3366898 - 05/09/14 04:45 PM Re: Honda V6 225 Outboard Oil option? [Re: jpstiles02]
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#3369132 - 05/12/14 06:10 AM Re: Honda V6 225 Outboard Oil option? [Re: jpstiles02]
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I wonder why Honda would specify "obsolete" 10W-30 for the engine, when the 20 weights that they specify in the roadgoing engines offer clearly superior performance and protection...(well according to the advocates of said engine oil).

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#3369696 - 05/12/14 06:20 PM Re: Honda V6 225 Outboard Oil option? [Re: fins]
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Originally Posted By: fins


Yeah, but he is trying to get away from $7 a quart oil and this is $8 a quart. This doesn't help.
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#3369701 - 05/12/14 06:23 PM Re: Honda V6 225 Outboard Oil option? [Re: Shannow]
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Originally Posted By: Shannow
I wonder why Honda would specify "obsolete" 10W-30 for the engine, when the 20 weights that they specify in the roadgoing engines offer clearly superior performance and protection...(well according to the advocates of said engine oil).


It's all about the add pack. The older oils have add packs that are beneficial to highly loaded marine engines, but not emission systems. The newer oils are beneficial to emission systems but not as beneficial to highly loaded marine engines. There is nothing wrong with the slightly older oil formulations as far as engines go, they just are not friendly to modern emission systems in autos.


Edited by another Todd (05/12/14 06:26 PM)
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#3371695 - 05/14/14 05:38 PM Re: Honda V6 225 Outboard Oil option? [Re: jpstiles02]
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Registered: 10/25/12
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If you have a 225 Honda outboard on your boat, which costs as much a some new cars, saving 5-10$ an oil change is crazy...
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#3373729 - 05/16/14 10:21 PM Re: Honda V6 225 Outboard Oil option? [Re: jpstiles02]
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Registered: 10/28/11
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My vote is also for Rotella T5 10-30. Stout oil with strong add pack and readily available at Walmart for $16 a gallon.

I personally have never seen an outboard speced for a 20 grade. Seems almost all are 30, 40, and a few 50 (such as Mercury Verado). I think the main reason for heavy oils is that outboards tend to shear oil because constant, high load RPM's. I'm sure most 30 weight oils turn into a 20 and most 40's turn into a 30. Just my 2 cents.
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#3375947 - 05/19/14 08:25 PM Re: Honda V6 225 Outboard Oil option? [Re: jpstiles02]
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Registered: 09/23/07
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Loc: Florida
Walmart has Quicksilver 10w30 FC-W and it might be cheaper than the Honda oil.
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#3438096 - 07/28/14 05:20 AM Re: Honda V6 225 Outboard Oil option? [Re: jpstiles02]
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Registered: 01/22/12
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Yamaha recomends Yamalube 20-40 for my F115, but they also say their syn 5-30 is ok also. I am using NAPA 15-40 which is rated SJ and CJ-4. Changing at 50 hours Blackstone says everything is perfect. I also use the Mercury oil filter (Yamaha made their 115) and I can buy it at Walmart for $6. I can change oil and filter for$35 and not worry. Using Yamajunk and their filter costs $60. I learned on BITOG that Yamalube is not that good.

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