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Old     (blastmaster)      Join Date: Aug 2001       07-28-2007, 1:12 PM Reply   
One dealer said use 30 weight motor oil. A second said 90 weight gear oil? What the heck now I'm unsure. Bought boat used and dont have manual. Boat is 97 Sanger V210.
Old     (mobv)      Join Date: Jun 2002       07-28-2007, 1:49 PM Reply   
Walters V-Drive manual says use 30 wt HD motor oil
Old     (baschralper)      Join Date: Dec 2001       07-28-2007, 2:31 PM Reply   
30 wt motor oil 2nd'ed
Old     (stevev210)      Join Date: Feb 2005       07-28-2007, 2:34 PM Reply   
30 wt motor oil 3rd'ed
Old     (bradenb12)      Join Date: Jul 2005       07-28-2007, 3:09 PM Reply   
SAE 30
Old     (alanp)      Join Date: Apr 2001       07-28-2007, 7:11 PM Reply   
i use non detergent oil which is difficult to find BUT i have heard regular 30wt oil(with detergent) will work as well(according to correct craft). my friend who was a nautique mechanic suggested 90wt gear oil. the 90wt will probably perform better and last longer with constant use but the 30 wt will allow for easier starts/engagements
Old     (magnusm)      Join Date: Dec 2003       07-31-2007, 12:05 AM Reply   
Another vote for SAE 30. Use it in my 210; based on what was recommended for the Walters unit.
Also if you take out the old oil you should notice a difference between 30 and 90 wt. 90 wt is pretty thick.
Old     (rallyart)      Join Date: Nov 2006       07-31-2007, 2:15 AM Reply   
Motor oil of 30 weight is the same viscosity as gear oil of 80 weight. Either one is fine.
The detergent helps if you have a filter but does nothing under normal use if you have no filter. Under severe use its a negative.
Both the dealers were correct.
Old     (wake_upppp)      Join Date: Nov 2003       08-03-2007, 12:39 AM Reply   
Another vote for non-detergent 30w. Although I was told 80w as well by a dealer.


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