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I have a question. I have a 96 90hp evenrude. my question is this. Do I have to use the omc oil or can I use the oil sold at wal mart?I think if it has tw-3 it is ok to use. Am I right or should I continue useing the omc oil. Don't want to damage thie engine.

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I used tcw 3 for years and finally blew the motor. Stuck a ring I believe it was from excessive carbon deposits after tearing into it. I would use premium non ethanol fuel and amsoil to help prevent this. Also make sure you decarb the motor at least once a year. The amsoil will help get rid of the smokescreen the old evinrudes are famous for.

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FWIW, the Merc Quicksilver PRemium Plus oil contains small amounts of what merc calls QucikClean (I think that is is it, their decarboning agent) so you never really need to do a big "treatment" of decarboning. Otherwise isn't the Yammie product called RingFree that is a real popular product, that I think many people use.

Our 82 merc 50hp has only been fogged like twice for storage, we stopped doing it cause it was always a bear in the spring to start after fogging, but we only use Premium Plus and it is running strong after many hours - now it usually only gets used a lot in spring and then a ton during duck hunting season. And we have never really done a "decarboning" except using Prem. Plus... Not sure if that is advised, but that 25 yo motor is still as strong and reliable as when it was new.

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