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Lucas oil

Postby bryanmc » Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:20 am

I tried contacting Lucas directly through their website but never got a response. Which of their 2 stroke oils (synthetic blend 2 cycle or 2 cycle land and sea) would be the preferred oil for a Mercury Optimax? I've only run Mercury DFI oil in this motor since it was new, but I can't get it around here.

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Re: Lucas oil

Postby Rod Martin » Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:05 am

I have a 2009 Optimax switched over to the Lucas synthetic blend 2 cycle and really like it. I think it was Ken Mah and one of his posts that got me interested in Lucas. But since I have been using it I feel my motor has preformed better with less soot buildup.

But that is subjective .
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Re: Lucas oil

Postby ash » Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:21 am

Personally I’ve been running Land and Sea for about 5-6 years on my old FICHT and prop is clean compression is good.

I’ve invited Ken Mah to join the thread as he runs Merc and is with Lucas Oil.

Let’s see what Ken has to say

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Re: Lucas oil

Postby kmah » Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:21 am

Both are great products land and sea and the synthetic. I've always use the synthetic as it does have ash/smoke additives and has an additive that continues to lubricate even when the engine is off. Lucas calls it lasting lubricity.

I feel the same way it's a truen first ran oil and my carbon inside my prop is nearly non-exsistent.

Its also designed to be direct pour into existing products/systems.

Thanks for the questions

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Re: Lucas oil

Postby Topwater All Day » Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:37 pm

So a couple of questions about this...

I've been told that once using a particular oil, you shouldn't add a new oil to that - stick with one and don't change. If that's true, how would you go about making the change to a new product? Just run your oil reservoir as low as possible and then refill it with the new product?

Where can you buy the Lucas Oil synthetic products locally in the Sac area?

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Re: Lucas oil

Postby ash » Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:51 pm

Rob,

That’s what I did run my oil res down and did my change out. The school of thought is you don’t want to change out viscosity back and forth with any oil be it your car or in this case boat. I’m not sure where this started from.

In terms of where to get it locally I get mine through Amazon.com, Walmart carries it (hit or miss) as well as O’Rileys - Ken May have a better idea of brick and mortor locations.

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Re: Lucas oil

Postby Rod Martin » Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:10 pm

Last time I bought it from Amazon 4 gal for 106 = 26.5 a gal with free delivery . with Prime.
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Re: Lucas oil

Postby Ranger519v » Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:40 pm

I have a '97 225 Mercury EFI that SMOKES LIKE CRAZY even after a tune-up and new reeds by Boatmasters. Been using QuickSilver/Mercury synthetic forever. Can I switch to Lucas and will I have less overall smoke?
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Re: Lucas oil

Postby kmah » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:20 pm

Topwater All Day wrote:So a couple of questions about this...

I've been told that once using a particular oil, you shouldn't add a new oil to that - stick with one and don't change. If that's true, how would you go about making the change to a new product? Just run your oil reservoir as low as possible and then refill it with the new product?

Where can you buy the Lucas Oil synthetic products locally in the Sac area?

Thanks!


Direct pour, Fishermans Warehouse carries it.

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Re: Lucas oil

Postby kmah » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:28 pm

Ranger519v wrote:I have a '97 225 Mercury EFI that SMOKES LIKE CRAZY even after a tune-up and new reeds by Boatmasters. Been using QuickSilver/Mercury synthetic forever. Can I switch to Lucas and will I have less overall smoke?


You can change anytime you want to. It’s a direct pour formula. Here are the advantages
1) true first run oil
2) anti-ash additive
3) anti-smoke additives

I’m not a scientist but what I know is that I have less carbon build up inside of my prop exhaust and that makes me feel like my engine is burning cleaner.

If you decide to try it, burn 7-10 gallons through it and see the difference for yourself. Take photos before and after.

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Re: Lucas oil

Postby bryanmc » Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:12 am

Ken, when you say you run the synthetic, are you referring to the synthetic blend or the land and sea? Both are synthetic.
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Re: Lucas oil

Postby sy » Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:57 am

Can the synthetic be used on a 2000 merc XR6?

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Re: Lucas oil

Postby kmah » Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:56 pm

sy wrote:Can the synthetic be used on a 2000 merc XR6?


It would most likely help with the cold starts and Smokey tendencies that this XR6 are known for. I loved it owned a few of them back in the day.

The anti-smoke and ash additives in the synthetic oil also provides lubrication for cold starts.

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Re: Lucas oil

Postby kmah » Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:58 pm

bryanmc wrote:Ken, when you say you run the synthetic, are you referring to the synthetic blend or the land and sea? Both are synthetic.
Thanks


I ran this particular formula.

https://lucasoil.com/products/2-cycle-o ... marine-oil


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