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    Default I just bought a VIP Boat and w

    I just bought a VIP Boat and was going to change the oil in a I/O 2006 Mercruiser Alpha One and was wandering how much oil and what kind would be the best to use. Anything would help... Thanks

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    Default What engine? Use Mercruis

    What engine?

    Use Mercruiser products and save your receipts w/a logbook since you may still have some warranty left on it.

    Oil: use 25W40
    Fix minor things (replace wear items for preventative maintenance.) that cause major problems before they break.

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    Default 4.3 L and I should use the mer

    4.3 L and I should use the mercruiser 2 cycle oil?

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    Default 2 cycle! I don't think so

    2 cycle!
    I don't think so. Thats for older outboards.
    Use the 25W50 Merc inboard gas engine oil as Guy says. Thats what your owners manual will recommend.

    As for the drive leg it will take slightly less than 2 quarts (liters) of Merc High Performance gear oil. Its kind of a greenish color.

    Any good boat shop will be able to fix you up with everything you need. Don't forget to change the engine oil filter. Use a Merc filter.

    Rod

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    Default 4.3L engine takes 4.5 quarts o

    4.3L engine takes 4.5 quarts of 4 cycle engine oil
    Fix minor things (replace wear items for preventative maintenance.) that cause major problems before they break.

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