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Oil type for 2-cycle Montgomery Ward air-cooled outboard?

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I have recently acquired this 5-hp outboard and want to try using it for a kicker. It's old, but looks decent (age and general style of the era notwithstanding), and does start up pretty well. Before I actually try to use it, I need to get some fresh gas/oil mix in it.

Since this is an air-cooled engine, do I use a marine/ outboard 2-cycle oil, or a general purpose small engine 2-cycle oil that specifically mentions air-cooled engines?

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I would use amsoil saber . It burns nearly smokeless once the motor is warmed up and I dont think youll load the plugs up either.

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No need to make this complicated. Any decent two-cycle oil should work for you.

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Hope it's not too loud since the exhaust does come out under water. If so, I'll get rid of it at no loss except a bit of screwing around time since it was given to me.

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If you don't like it let me know! smile.gif I like to play with little motors such as that one

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I'll keep that in mind if it doesn't work out for me.

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Any 2 cycle oil will work. Just an FYI. The engine is air cooled but the exhaust is water cooled so don't run it out of water.

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