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  1. #1
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    Default LSV oil consumption concern

    My 2013 LSV with the standard 330 hp engine seems to be burning a lot of oil. The boat has 110 hours on it, and had oil changes at 20 hours, 60 hours, and last winter at 100 hours. I'm putting about a quart now every 25 hours, seems a little high to me. Boat is used for both surfing and water skiing.

    Last two oil changes at 60 and 100 hours, my dealer used Volvo semi-synthetic oil, 25W-40 weight oil. I didn't notice a consumption problem during the first 60 hours, could it be the oil type the dealer uses, or is this a problem with high load applications such as surfing? I may have my oil analyzed at a lab.
    DaveM

    2013 LSV 330HP

  2. #2
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    Default LSV oil consumption concern

    Doesn't seem too high to me if surfing. I'd try a different brand and see if it makes a difference. Also why 25w-40 instead of 15w-40?

  3. #3
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    I'll usually add 1/2 a litre of oil every 25 hours , using full synthetic 5w40
    2012 Mobius LSV
    05 OUTBACK LS FOR SALE

  4. #4
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    You're using the wrong oil. You need to get some Delvac 15W-40 in there ASAP
    2004 Moomba Mobius LS

  5. #5
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    Why am i useing the wrong oil ? Its a 40 viscosity (high temp) the W is winter or "W" grade so 5 will flow better at startup COLD then 15 . Have you ever tryed to drain your oil cold ? Very slow and thick. Now emagine your engine trying to pump that thick W 15 on cold start . Thats why i chose W 5 and full synthetic for better protection .
    2012 Mobius LSV
    05 OUTBACK LS FOR SALE

  6. #6
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    My Moomba dealer selected the oil and type. Not sure why they went with the 25W-40. I plan to switch back to 15W-40 on my next scheduled oil change, but now wonder whether to use synthetic or regular oil as the boat had when new. Comments?
    DaveM

    2013 LSV 330HP

  7. #7
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    I'm doing my first oil change this weekend. I have the 5.7 325 and the oil cap says 15W-40 right on it. I'll use that, but thinking may use synthetic also. Would like to hear thoughts as well.
    2006 Mobius LSV
    2004 Stingray 190LS - Sold
    2013 RAM 2500 Diesel - Tow Rig

  8. #8
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    Lots of oil threads to scour through if you search, including comments from Engine Nut, our resident Indmar pro. I would stick with 15w-40.

  9. #9
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    870 hours and have never burned a drop of oil. Don't know.
    Jack Beams
    '05 Outback DD
    325HP EFI Indmar

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