New outboard - wrong oil

Discussion in 'General Maintenance/Repair Questions' started by Pirate Lady, Jun 3, 2020.

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  1. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady New Member

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    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River
    1991 250 Sundancer & Goplus 7.5' / 2.6hp outboard.
    Previous: 180BR, 220DA, 268DA, 250DA, 268DA
    7.4 Bravo 1
    i just got a new Coleman 2.6 outboard. Put oil in for first time to run it for break-in. grabbed wrong bottle. Engine takes 20 oz. I put in 10 oz of 25W-40 before i realized. put the other 10 oz of 5W-20. Can i run it for the 1 hour of breakin with this combo or should i drain before i start and put in the recommended 10-30?
     
  2. fwebster

    fwebster Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    Middle Tennessee ; Panama City Beach, FL
    1996 450DA
    3116 Caterpillars
    Drain all the oil out and refill it with the correct oil.......don't try to save the incorrect oil; just chalk it up to "stupid tax".........a factor in boating we are all quite familiar with.
     
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  3. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady New Member

    12
    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River
    1991 250 Sundancer & Goplus 7.5' / 2.6hp outboard.
    Previous: 180BR, 220DA, 268DA, 250DA, 268DA
    7.4 Bravo 1
    ya, i know you are right, i was just hoping someone would contradict my good sense and save me work.
     

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