Location: New Bern, NC
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:59 am
My motor is past warranty and after searching I have read of guys running rotella t6 5w-40 and 15w-40 in the f150s with great success. Anyone run this stuff and what are your thoughts?
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Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:45 pm
I would stick with the recommended weight.My 07 F150s use 10W30.Any good oil should be fine.I have always used Pennzoil 10W30 and a Purolator 10241 filter.They have a little over 5000 hours.Rotella may be better though.Is that oil for diesels? Is there any increased performance?
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:32 pm
Your outboard engine has performance characteristics that are somewhere between automotive engines and high performance motorcycle engine.
It stands to reason that Yamaha designs an additive package to specifically meet the demands that are placed on an outboard engine. These specific demands would be running long periods of time under high loads at high RPM's. Diesels don't run at high RPM's so the Rotella might not be the best stuff. Sure it will work but why not buy what was designed for your engine by the engineers.
The formula for getting a lot of hours from an outboard seems to be simple.
Run a lot of hours consistently. Don't let you motor sit months on end without running like most do.
Keep your zincs fresh to prevent corrosion. Yes the internal ones too.
Change your oil/filter regularly and use stuff designed for an outboard
Don't spin them hard. Keep the RPM's below 4200.
Don't idle the motor for long periods of time.
Keep your injectors clean.
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:09 pm
I would not run anything but the yamalube 10w30 blend designed for it. All of the above statements are very true and applicable. I deal with a lot of different machinery and as it seems that all oils are very close to each other, however one little difference or additive can ruin rotating equipment.
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Location: Whiteville NC / Little River SC
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:27 pm
I have @ 2000 hours on twin 150's and I use 10W30 synthetic oil. I have been using this for years and they have ran like a champ.
I use WIX XP oil filters and Lucus 70-90 weight gear oil
Capt Jim Bowen
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Little River SC
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:20 pm
Stick-Slinger,What is the part number for the Wix oil filter.Thanks
Fri May 10, 2019 3:33 am
I'm using Rotella t6 5w-40. It's a good stuff and not pricey. My motor seems to like it.
Mon May 13, 2019 2:02 pm
I started running Mobile 1 High Mileage in my F150's.
Thu May 23, 2019 6:16 pm
Been running Rotella T-6 15/40 in my 250's for years get it when oriellys have the gallons sales for 15. If you do the research it's much better oil than Yamaha oil.
31 Cape Horn
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:27 pm
I run the T6 5-40 in a suzuki 175. When you read the recommended spec you will find that the yamaha oil is actually below the rotella spec.
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Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:37 am
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Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:14 pm
|I run the T6 5-40 in a suzuki 175. When you read the recommended spec you will find that the yamaha oil is actually below the rotella spec.
What Capt Rich said !! These oil debates go on and on in any of the motor vehicle forums, whether cars, motorcycles, boat ect. I have been using Rottela for years in my outboards as well as my Yamaha motorcycles. Good stuff !
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:50 pm
I run Amsoil 10-40 outboard Synthetic I like the added protection of a higher quality synthetic since they turn 4000 Rpm's and more sometimes most of their life unlike cars and atv's etc, and a stp Oil filter. I Change it yearly its good for 400 hours or yearly oil changes. I would change the filter at 200 if I ran it 400 hours. mine usually makes 200 a season and that's about it. I use their lower unit oil also, had good luck with both my engines have 1400 on them and another has 800 on it. I think mainly you use good quality oil and keep it clean they will last you for years.
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