Discussion in 'Outboard Maintenance' started by noeettica, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. noeettica

    noeettica Well-Known Member

    I am thinking Shell Rotella oil for 4 Stroke Ourboards
    Has Zink and Is used in Semis and tugboats Just started using it in my 200 K + S-10

    Any thoughts ...
  2. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    If I was a commercial fisherman and was putting
    heavy hours on my outboard, I might use a synthetic oil.
    But since I only put a few hours on each month,
    regular oil changes with standard 4 stroke oil will do the job.

  3. TomFL

    TomFL Well-Known Member

    Brett, you're missing half the point. Synthetics are proven performance enhancers. Switching to synthetics will be like picking up 2-5% more HP.

    Which in your case will be..... .1 to .25 more HP.. ;D :D

    JK, JK

  4. iMacattack

    iMacattack busy, too busy

    Remember... the more performance parts companies stickers you put on your motor the more HP it will produce... ;D
  5. TomFL

    TomFL Well-Known Member

    Pink trucker chick stickers are worth an easy 15hp. The chrome version is worth 25 at least.

  6. noeettica

    noeettica Well-Known Member

    I was Refering to the Rotella Non synthetic Dave
  7. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    I know nothing...[​IMG]

    I have no need for the expensive blends,
    regular maintenance is all my outboards require.
    Anything beyond that is overkill for how I use my engines.
  8. B.Lee

    B.Lee Well-Known Member

    I ran the synthetic blend in my four stroke mx bike religiously. It was FAR cheaper by the gallon than motorcycle oils, and really tough oil. 10k rpm and 250* engine temps can wreck most oils. Rotella took it in stride.

    For an outboard, it's probably overkill, but then again, it's cheap (relatively, especially at Walmart) and good oil. It wouldn't hurt it.
  9. noeettica

    noeettica Well-Known Member

    Thought I would Re-cycle this ... Great Stuff N cheap too :)