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Old 08-04-2013
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Re: Confused about which oil weight to use

Thanks to both of you for your comments. I have read that I should run at the top RPM to blow out carbon, once in a while for about 15 minutes. So that is when I hit the 7.3 knots at 3600. I do usually run at 2900 and am doing about 6 knots then. I do not notice any smoke of any color coming out at that speed. So, I am wondering if I should get a mechanic to tear it down to inspect the cylinders, and hone them, and to replace the rings, -since it seems to run fine most of the time. I want to take a trip to the Bahamas, and I certainly do not want to go there with the idea that I might have a motor that is ready to die on me. How many hours labor does it take normally to tear it down, hone it, replace the rings, and you know? THanks!
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