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Old 06-12-2020, 02:28 PM
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Oil Change

Anything special needed for a 1995 Indmar 5.7 oil change?

Looking at the Indmar website, it looks like 15W-40 with API CJ-4 rating.

What about the filter? Anything special needed there?
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Old 06-12-2020, 02:29 PM
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Sorry - got in a hurry. The API CJ-4 rating is for diesel engines. Any idea why that is being called out for a gas engine?
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Old 06-12-2020, 06:10 PM
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Heavy duty engine oil... napa 1069 or equivelent will do the trick, any oil with 1k plus on zddp levels will do. I am a big fan of sythenthics.. but thats me...

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Old 06-12-2020, 07:45 PM
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Well the best oil is ...

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Old 06-12-2020, 09:18 PM
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Today's oil are so much better than the oil available in 1995, that I wouldn't worry too much about it. That said, I'm a big fan of conventional Delo or Rotella T 15w-40. Synthetics would be fine, although the difference between "conventional" and "synthetic" has blurred significantly in the last 10 years and it's not clear exactly what that difference is today.

Short answer: Buy a brand-name 15w-40, pay extra for synthetics if it makes you sleep better at night, and don't worry too much about it.
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Old 06-14-2020, 09:57 PM
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Sorry - got in a hurry. The API CJ-4 rating is for diesel engines. Any idea why that is being called out for a gas engine?
yes it is diesel oil/marine oil... it has different additives... Mobil, Shell, any name brand really that is the 15 40w cj-4 and you will be fine.. synthetic??? your boat is this old and probably has had everything in it so standard oil will be just fine.. change it anually...

wait.. i forgot my popcorn Mike...
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Old 06-14-2020, 10:50 PM
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Dino oil sucks!!!!! Synthetic oil rules!!!

,....... Lots Of threads on this topic. Do a search for a specific oil if you want some light reading.

I use redline 10/40 and a K&N 3002 filter on my MCX.
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