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AMSOlL for an outboard?

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I have an older ('76) 35hp Johnson outboard that runs 50:1 premixed fuel. This past winter I ran AMSOIL in my auger and was very happy with the results. Now it is springtime and getting to be openwater season and I am wondering...

Can I run Saber at 100:1 in an outboard motor? Or will I blow it up? Mabe there is something better?

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There are 2 different Saber 2-cycle oils.

Saber Professional is for air-cooled pre-mix engines only - auger, chain saw, string trimmer, blower, etc. Do NOT use in your outboard.

Saber Outboard is for water-cooled pre-mix - i.e. - outboards. An 8-oz bottle will mix a 6-gallon can of gas, also available in quarts. You will get the same great performance with this as you got with the Saber Professional in your auger!

Another choice - HP Injector is for all the oil injected 2-stroke outboards. HP Injector can be used as a 50-1 pre-mix oil.

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Thanks for the quick reply. I am glad I asked. I will look for the Saber for Outboards and give it a try. Is it a 100:1 mix or still a 50:1

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I have an 1987 Johnson 25 hp and I mix it 100:1. I have been very happy with the results. Lower idle, less smoke, and overall smoother running. Go ahead and mix it 100:1 as scary as that may sound.

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I was told by a marine tech that when you us 100 to 1 ratio that if your motor sits more than 3 weeks you should fog that motor before letting it sit that long. Has any one heard that before??

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I wouldn't recommend fogging except for off-season storage. It can be troublesome to do, and if you over-fog, cranking the engine the next time can be a real chore.

I have never seen a problem with storage when using the AMSOIL Saber products (either Saber Professional in air cooled or Saber Outboard in water cooled). The AMSOIL Saber products leave a better film of protection than other oils. Was that tech referring to using AMSOIL or a different brand?

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Thanks oilman for getting back so quick, Yes I did tell him I was going to try Saber water cooled 100 to 1.

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I ran Amsoil in my 2 stroke 15hp last year and it ran great. At the end of the season I just ran it dry and put the motor in the basement. I was too lazy and anxious to get the boat out to do anything but hook up the gas tank with last years mix in it. The motor started right up and ran better than it did last season I think!!! Amsoil is a great product and I now run it in all my small engines and they perform alot better!!

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You can order direct through any of the links in any of my posts, and you are helping a FM sponsor (ad in automotive forum). UPS direct to your door, 1 or 2 business day shipping from the closest regional distribution center, Superior, WI or Chicago, IL area depending on where you are.

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You can order direct through any of the links in any of my posts, and you are helping a FM sponsor (ad in automotive forum). UPS direct to your door, 1 or 2 business day shipping from the closest regional distribution center, Superior, WI or Chicago, IL area depending on where you are.

And help thank him for his great posts smile

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