MarineEngine.com - Your online store for all types of marine engines and boat parts.
PHONE ORDERS
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST
Click for TOLL-FREE Number
Online Checkout
Special $9.95 Flat Rate Shipping
(800) 209-9624 | Home | Contact | Shipping | Returns | Cart View your shopping cart.
Part Number Search
Shop by engine/drive part number.
Original & matching parts for sale.
Manuals & Accessories
Shop by description, item number
or manufacturer's model number.
Boat Repair Forum Boat Repair Forum   Boat Video Gallery Video Gallery
   
Click for Honda Manuals, Parts and Model Guides!
Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    San Diego, CA, United States
    Posts
    5

    Default What Engine Oil Should I Use for My 1999 130 HP Honda Outboard

    "What engine oil should I use for my 1999 fuel injected Honda four stroke outboard? I know there are alot of brands out there, but which one do you recommend?"

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    temecula, ca., usa
    Posts
    1,740

    Default "Hi Ben, I'll jump in and

    "Hi Ben,
    I'll jump in and say that brands aren't all that important as motor oil is rated and graded by the American Petroleum Institute or API. If you use any brand exhibiting the proper API rating for your engine, you should be fine. Since your engine is a '99, it was probably intended to use a multi-viscosity oil, probably 10w-30 and API rated SJ. Since that time, two API rating upgrades have emerged with a third soon to come. The oil typically sold in auto parts stores today are rated SM. This rating can be found on almost all oil containers and is refered to as the "API donut" All oils that carry an improved or upgraded rating are "backward compatible" with the older, superceded ratings so they are safe to use in your older engine.

    To explain; It is an alphabetic rating. When they first started doing these ratings back in the 1960's, the ratings for gasoline engine oils were SA and as they upgraded over the years they would change the second letter. We are now at SM. Diesel engine oils are rated with a C and then another letter and are not necessarily recommended for gas engines.

    Long story short, as long as you live in a temperate climate you should be ok using a 10w-30 SL or SM oil of most any brand."

Similar Threads

  1. 2007 90HP Honda Outboard Engine Loses Oil Through Exhaust Any Ideas Why
    By da1superc2009 in forum Honda Outboard Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-27-2009, 06:11 PM
  2. 1999 Honda 130 power loss
    By rick1mills in forum Honda Outboard Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-03-2009, 12:32 AM
  3. Outboard engine swap 90hp honda
    By biteson in forum Honda Outboard Archive
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-02-2009, 02:03 PM
  4. 1999 Honda 90 HP
    By ustafish in forum Honda Outboard Archive
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-12-2008, 10:44 PM
  5. 1999 Honda 40hp outboard fleet
    By easystreetmarina in forum Honda Outboard Archive
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-24-2007, 12:14 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •