Thread: Engine Oil Type/Brand You Use
02-11-2008, 06:54 PM #1
Engine Oil Type/Brand You Use
Since I am going to be doing my own oil changes now, I was curious which engine oil everyone is using in their 250's. I am NOT trying to start a debate, Just please list the oil brand and weight and change frequency.
Also question for skip, I know you use the ams, but can I use synthetic at my first oil change or have to wait a while. I was thinking of changing at 5 hours, then 10 hours for the first time.
02-11-2008, 07:06 PM #2
02-11-2008, 07:09 PM #3
As you said its easy to start a debate oil oil's
my personal view is leave the basic 10-40w or 10-30w or what ever climate your in will determine exact rating,in the book page 48 give specs
My opinion is to leave a mineral based oil for first 8-10 , 2 changes , that way it will give the rings/bores to bed as best as possible ( rembering to follow a running in procedureand no heaps of WOT .
than after that if you with change to a SYN oil .
my dealer Brisbane Jetskis ( Ross ) said leave STD grade ol till about 15-20 hrs as he feels that when they have realy finished running in.
02-11-2008, 07:20 PM #4
We had this type of question/discussion on the Seadoo side of the house and most agreed to use what manufacturer recommends.
Why take a chance on an expensive toy.
02-11-2008, 07:34 PM #5
well they dont really recommend a certain brand or specify synthetic or mineral. Thats what I was curious about.
02-11-2008, 08:08 PM #6
02-11-2008, 08:24 PM #7
Break-in using good ole dino oil. After break-in, Mobil 1 or Amsoil SYN. Mobil 1 can be found just about anywhere, and I figure if it's good enough for new Z06 vettes then the Ultra won't be any harder on it.
02-11-2008, 08:34 PM #8
02-11-2008, 08:58 PM #9
Due to GIO, I use Amsoil Marine 10/40 to prevent as much wear as possible.
02-11-2008, 09:07 PM #10
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