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Posts: 148
Registered: ‎07-28-2015

Correct Evinrude oil

I just purchased a used 1989 Evinrude 3hp motor with built in fuel tank. I was told to mix gas/oil at 50-1 but I wasn't told which type of oil to use.
I have plenty of XD100 for my 2014 75hp.
What do you recommend?
Posts: 7,105
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Correct Evinrude oil

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XD 100 will work fine


XD-50 is a bit  cheaper and XD-30 will smoke some and is the cheapest of the 3.




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Posts: 148
Registered: ‎07-28-2015

Re: Correct Evinrude oil

Thanks. I'll use the XD100, no confusion that way.