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Re: How often to change outboard motor oil?

not getting the engine up to temp is the worst thing you can do to an engine. The oil never warms up to properly coat all the internal friction surfaces, it never cooks off the water and fuel contamination, and the water vapor in the exhaust never gets burned off/out so it causes corrosion in the entire exhaust system. If you don't need to run it much to get in and out of the marina, consider once a week or so just running it (in gear under a load) for 20 minutes or so just to get it up to a really hot temp.

The wasted fuel is cheaper than a rebuild
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