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    I have been using 20/50W pennzoil in my boat motor since purchase. last year I noticed the product was hard to find and now it is even harder to find. I am thinking about changing brands. I am looking for some input as to what you use and what you like about it.

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    Kendall High Performance 20/50

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    Quote Originally Posted by OLD MAN ON THE LAKE View Post
    Kendall High Performance 20/50

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    Thank You for your input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Family Jewell View Post
    I have been using 20/50W pennzoil in my boat motor since purchase. last year I noticed the product was hard to find and now it is even harder to find. I am thinking about changing brands. I am looking for some input as to what you use and what you like about it.
    You can ask 10 people and get 10 different answers. Kind of like do you buy a Chevy or Ford car.

    I got steered away from Kendall by a friend who builds sprint car engines, but instead run the green Brad Penn oil that is supposed to be the old Kendal GT1 formula when it was green years ago (that happens to be what I ran in my turbo engine in my ski race Schiada). Other people swear by Torco or Lucas, and lots of people use Valvoline conventional racing oil, since it's readily available at parts stores, but it's also not one of my favorites. It seems to dirty up real fast, although Valvoline says that does not indicate any problem or lack of lubricating properties with the oil.

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    What kind of boat? For a Yamaha I just use the Yami oil and for Mercruisers straight weight 40SAE NAPA. I use Straight 30SAE in my OLDS Berk Jet There really aren't any bad oils anymore. Interesting, the Amsoil passed my home made smoke test, didn't boil and catch fire as quickly when heated a spoon full using a torch as the others did. No, I don't use it but I think it's probably good stuff. My understanding is the higher detergent oils tend to turn darker faster. Diesel oil for instance, turns dark quickly.

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    I owned 2 boats one was 4 cylinder ford the other small block 350 the oil I used a synthetic mobile one. plus all my vechicles use the same oil. Pleased

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