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  1. #1
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    Default Oil type for 2014 MP 454's?

    Looking to do the second oil change on my two Marine Power 454's that have 160 hrs. First change was at 50 hrs by the seller/installer. Question is can I start running synthetic? Should I? I'm in the deep south (New Orleans) so what type/weight should I use?
    Thanks in advance!
    Captscottc
    1975 Hatteras 31 SC
    2004 Palm Beach 21
    3 tugs and a skiff

    "When all else fails, try doing what the captain suggested"

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    Default Re: Oil type for 2014 MP 454's?

    Quick Sliver 25/40
    Chris
    Dockside Marine Services
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    Let the insanity begin.

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    Default Re: Oil type for 2014 MP 454's?

    Chris thanks. Synthetic yes? Pro's cons?
    Captscottc
    1975 Hatteras 31 SC
    2004 Palm Beach 21
    3 tugs and a skiff

    "When all else fails, try doing what the captain suggested"

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    Default Re: Oil type for 2014 MP 454's?

    Synthetic or Dino oil will both do the job. Don't think too much into this, we are not talking about a high rev/load race engine.
    Chris
    Dockside Marine Services
    Jersey Shore.
    Mercruiser/Mercury Certified
    Let the insanity begin.

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    Default Re: Oil type for 2014 MP 454's?

    Raja that. Thanks
    Captscottc
    1975 Hatteras 31 SC
    2004 Palm Beach 21
    3 tugs and a skiff

    "When all else fails, try doing what the captain suggested"

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Oil type for 2014 MP 454's?

    The synthetic costs more but can last longer.....most people don't use their boats long enough to justify the cost increase....

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    Default Re: Oil type for 2014 MP 454's?

    Thanks Makomark. I guess we don't fall into the "most people" cat then, lol. We will average 10-15 hrs a week. Even more so more when we run it over to our place in Pensacola.
    Much appreciated yeah!
    Captscottc
    1975 Hatteras 31 SC
    2004 Palm Beach 21
    3 tugs and a skiff

    "When all else fails, try doing what the captain suggested"

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