With the widespread introduction of the four-stroke outboard engine technology, NMMA considered it necessary to develop a marine engine oil category specifically for marine four-stroke engines. With all of the major outboard engine manufacturers producing four-stroke outboards to further reduce emissions and increase fuel economy, the need for oil specifically designed for the unique marine environment became necessary.
Working with the NMMA, industry leaders in lubrication technology developed testing criteria for this marine four-stroke oil. These criteria include bench tests for viscosity, corrosion, filter plugging, foaming and aeration. In addition, the oil must successfully pass a 100-hour general performance engine test.
Once an oil has been tested by a sanctioned test laboratory, NMMA will issue a license for the oil’s formulation and registers approved brands.
FC-W® lubricants have demonstrated the necessary performance and quality needed in today’s high performance four-stroke marine engines. The next time you are purchasing four-stroke oil for your marine engine, look for the FC-W® trademark.
For more information regarding oil certification, contact:
Senior Vice President, Engineering Standards
2020 FC-W® Registered Four-Stroke-Cycle Marine Oils
|FB-00511J||Yamalube Marine Performance 4M Four Stroke FC-W 10W-30||Yamaha Motor Corporation|
|FB-00512J||Yamalube Marine Performance 4M Four Stroke FC-W 20W-40||Yamaha Motor Corporation|
|FB-00616J||Lubrax Nautica Tecno SAE 25W-40/Petrobras Distribuidora||Petrobas Distribuidora S.A.|
|FB-00620K||Yamalube 5W30 Full Syn Marine FCW||Yamaha Motor Corporation|
|FB-13103U||INA Outboard 4T SAE 10W-30||INA MAZIVA, Ltd|
|FB-13721U||4 TEMPS FCW 10W-30||Minerva Oil SAS|
|FB-13724U||ECSTAR V7000 Semi-Synthetic Marine Engine Oil||Suzuki Motor Corporation|
|FB-13811W||Marine Outboard Four Stroke Oil 10w-40||Penrite Oil Company Pty Ltd|
|FB-14307W||Marine Performance 20W-40||Yamaha Motor Canada Ltd.|
|FB-250198Y||LIQUI MOLY 4T Motor Oil 25W-50||Liqui Moly GmbH|
|FB-31001B||Tohatsu Premium Four-Stroke Oil||Tohatsu America Corp.|
|FB-37565U||KPO Jetski Watercraft 10w-40||Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.|
|FB-40003A||Ravenol Outboardoel 4T||Ravensberger Schmierstoffvertrieb GmbH|
|FB-42111T||Liqui Moly Marine 4T Motor Oil SAE 10W-30||Liqui Moly GmbH|
|FB-42112T||Liqui Moly Marine 4T Motor Oil SAE 25W-40||Liqui Moly GmbH|
|FB-43069W||Marine Full Synthetic 5W-30||Yamaha Motor Canada Ltd.|
|FB-43072W||Marine Performance 10W-30||Yamaha Motor Canada Ltd.|
|FB-44228J||Honda Marine 10W-30 Engine Oil||Idemitsu Lubricants America Corporation|
|FB-44303J||Gulf Pride 4004, SAE 10w40||Gulf Oil International|
|FB-80460T||Yamalube Marine Performance FC-W 10W-30||Yamaha Motor Distribution Latin America Inc.|
|FB-80814K||Nautic 4T SAE 10W-30||Comercial Roshfrans, S.A. de C.V.|
|FB-80815K||Nautic 4T SAE 25W-40||Comercial Roshfrans, S.A. de C.V.|
|FB-83138K||RAVENOL OUTBOARDOEL 4T SAE 15W-40||Ravensberger Schmierstoffvertrieb GmbH|