Whenever I get a new outboard motor, I have to make sure that I have enough information so that I will be able to take care of this motor properly. Different types of outdoor motors that are made by very different manufacturers all have different requirements. This means that I have to actually spend a good amount of time thinking about what kinds of things one motor might need over another.
The main outboard on my boat is one that has vastly different requirements than my backup motor. This is a large motor that is important for powering my entire boat most of the time. For this reason, I have to make sure that I am able to have it running on a special oil and working well all the time. My backup is much smaller and requires Mercury oil instead.
Having my backup well taken care of is of course important since it is what is used if something happens to the main motor for my boat. Being able to find some wonderful kinds of oils that I can use in both my motors is nice since the oil that I use really helps them to run at their best as much as possible.