When I first heard about the Mercury OptiMax outboard motor, I was eager to get my hands on one so that I would be able to try it out. I was very interested in the idea of a motor that would run more the way I felt a motor should run. This one was meant to run more cleanly and efficiently to help conserve resources and have less impact on the environment.
Early into researching this engine, I discovered that it would need a special type of oil to run the way it was intended. Since it is not like other outboards, it needs an oil that is specially formulated for it. Luckily, it is fairly easy to find the correct type of Mercury OptiMax oil either online or at local stores in my area.