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Re: Confused about which oil weight to use

I have used the 15W40 MotorCraft from WalMart. I hope you all don't blow a gasket at the oil I use. My motor hasn't yet. But, the specs read that it exceeds standardized oil
at that SAE. Does anyone have any experience with these matters that should advise me otherwise? I have a Island Packet 32. A 3GMD yanmar (20 HP) was put in, in place of
the previous, fresh water, coolant (24 HP). Does anyone know if this is too small of an engine for a 22,000 IP that is 32 feet long? thanks. New to Sailing.
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