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Old 11-03-2014, 03:19 PM
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Default XD 50 Oil - Okay for older 2strokes?

Is it okay to use XD-50 in an older auto mix 2-stroke? Specifically, I have a 1998 Mercury 200 EFI Offshore. I heard reviews using the Evinrude XD-50 producing less smoke. I've been using it the past year or two. This year I had a fuel pump go out and the Mercury mechanic told me to only use Mercury oil. He didn't specify any reason, s I'm assuming it's just because he is a Mercury dealer.

I do notice that the XD-50 is a lot less viscous. The Mercury oil is much thicker...

Anyway, I just poured my last bottle of XD-50 and it's time to order more oil, I'm not sure what to get.

Any advice / opinion appreciated.