Originally Posted by a64pilot
I’d bet they sell two types though, a rebranded xmsn oil, and a rebranded motor oil. So you still have to know which type.
I bought the special 5W-30 Mercruiser hydraulic oil for $20 a qt for the hydraulic steering
on my last boat
, to find out when I got it that it was just 5W-30 motor oil with a large mark up.
Yup, when I did the first gear oil change
on my beautiful brand-new 3YM30AE w/GEARBOX KANZAKI
KM2P-1 I was totally confused on what oil to use. Until someone told me to just use regular engine
I did check this with multiple sources and he was right.
On reading the dipstick; put a bit of masking tape over the length of the dipstick, and as a safety
measure make sure that it sticks out over the knob so you can hold it and it doesn't disappear in the tranny. Makes it very easy to read.