outboard oil?

Discussion in 'Sterndrives' started by rticeiii, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. rticeiii
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    rticeiii 68 imp oceanic V

    what type of oil do outboards take? I have a 68' imp oceanic v.
     
  2. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    Do you have a two or a four stroke outboard?
     
  3. rticeiii
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    rticeiii 68 imp oceanic V

    It is an inboard/outboard with a buick 350. So 4 stroke?
     
  4. J3
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    J3 Junior Member

    It sounds like you are actually asking about what gear lube you should put in the outdrive or sterndrive you have? If so what is the sterndrive make/model (of the outdrive itself)?
     
  5. powerabout
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    powerabout Senior Member

    how about a few photos
     
  6. tunnels

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    So its a stern drive !!!. Oil is for the motor or the stern drive unit ??
    Give with the news man !! tell us what you have and what you want !!!even sent pictures abut open the imformation door !!!!
    Its not an out board !!:confused:
     
  7. rticeiii
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    rticeiii 68 imp oceanic V

    WOW, on that relpy!!! I am on this site because the boat was just given to me from my grandfather, and I know very very little about boats. I would like to get it running and just want to put in the correct fluid... So, for any one that isn't so critical, I'm talking about the drivetrain that drives the prop, that is connected to the engine. I do not know what type of gear oil to use, its old and I see no writing or numbers.
     
  8. powerabout
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    powerabout Senior Member

    With a photo or 2 you will get plenty of help on this site
     
  9. tunnels

    tunnels Previous Member

    Ok ,sometime shock treatment is required !!:eek:
    The unit will have a name on it , Its a bit like saying i have a car !! one thousand questions later to find out what it is .
    Theres lots a diffent types so post a photo , find a service manual .
    If you know nothing about boats it would be in your best interest to find out as much as possible real fast !!! go find a boating club , go find a friend with a boat and learn !!, It could save you life when you get on the water !!
    Water is completely unforgiving and if you get it wrong it will cost you your life of some one elses .

    Oh sure it look easy and yes it is fun as long as you live with in the boundarys of water safety , Like learning to swim first off .
     
  10. Jeff
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    Jeff Moderator

    <Mod note: moving this thread to the sterndrive forum.>
    If you can possibly post a couple photos it would help give an answer.
     

  11. J3
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    J3 Junior Member

    Even if someone knows the exact boat, a pic would help be 100% sure because the original could have well been replaced in all those years too. Most likely a standard synthetic "pro" gear lube would be fine as long as it's not an omc electric shift etc... Post a picture so we know what you have.
     
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