No matter the horsepower or number of engines hanging on the transom, modern-day boat owners have a serious monetary commitment in outboards.
So needless to say, you need those engines to last. And yet, many people look at a jug of oil, the life-blood of an engine, and actually debate in their minds whether to save a few bucks and buy the cheap generic oil or go for something name-brand.
It’s a natural tendency and easy to understand, but once you weigh the logic, quality oil is money well spent when you add up all that is on the line!
When it comes to engine oil, there is more involved in the products than just a name. Take Suzuki’s ECSTAR V7000 Semi-Synthetic engine oil for example. This oil goes through rigorous and expensive testing to earn its FC-W Certification from the National Marine Manufacturer’s Association (NMMA). ECSTAR oil is built to withstand the high-RPM, high-friction demands that are placed on outboard engines.
Suzuki describes ECSTAR V7000 Semi-Synthetic 10W40 Marine Engine Oil as a proprietary blend of premium mineral oils and synthetic lubricants, with an additive profile designed to stand up to harsh conditions on the water. – Advanced detergents keep internal engine parts clean – Higher quality base oils improve fuel economy and help engines start easily in cold weather – Special additives help protect engines in both salt and freshwater environments.
If you want your outboards to last longer, check the oil regularly, change it on schedule, and go with a quality oil like Suzuki’s ECSTAR. It’s worth it.