2 weeks ago
I'm new to this forum and was recently given a 1957 Milocraft boat that my grandfather built with a Evinrude Starflite Four Fifty motor which runs great (aside from guzzling gas). Accoring to the orginal manual, it says I should mix SAE30 oil with gas, is that still correct or should use a TC-W3 oil for mixture? Thanks
2 weeks ago
The 50hp V4 was only produced for 1958 and '59.
Use TC-W3 at 24:1 for best results but some owners do run them at 50:1
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