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allangilbo
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volvo outdrives

Post by allangilbo » Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:16 pm

I have a 1985 fairline mirage with volvo 270 outdrives, does anyone know which grade of oil the outdrives have.
I have spoken to various people, some say ordinary engine oil 20w/40w others ep 80/90, can anyone help.

Thanks Allan.

Murv
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Re: volvo outdrives

Post by Murv » Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:09 am

Volvo specify ordinary engine oil (15-40, possibly?) But when I had one rebuilt, the engineering company used, and recommended, EP90.

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Re: volvo outdrives

Post by ms » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:40 am

Same oil as used by your engines is what Volvo state. I think EP90 is far too thick.
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