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Re: Confused about which oil weight to use

I second the high rev comment. 3600 is pushing it. Actually on most long stroke engines its starting into the "screaming" definition. You may be a little underpropped too, but just pull the throttle back off 100% to the 85 or 90% level... you engine will love you for it. 100% of capacity work on any design is hard on em.

Its not quite screaming on many of the more modern designs with square or under-square designs in light duty applications... which could be why it may not have triggered a mental alarm to you. But its definitely pushing the upper end limits on long stroke old school designs.
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