When I started to use a brand new type of outboard that was meant to be more efficient, I was all about meeting the requirements that it would need to run the way that I really wanted it to. I was excited to be able to have an outboard motor that would use gas and oil more efficiently without as much waste being created. It just seemed like something that would be better for everyone.
Of course, I couldn’t just use any type of oil and still have this motor running the way that it was built to. Most types of oil didn’t meet the requirements of the engine which meant that they would not keep it creating the optimal level of power. I had to make sure to only use Mercury 2 cycle oil if I really wanted to get the most out of my motor.