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What Type of Oil Does a Sea-Doo Use?

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If you want to change the oil in your Sea-Doo, or just want to refill it to get the right oil level in the engine, it’s imperative to use the best oil available.

Using the wrong oil means less lubrication for the moving parts in the engine which can lead to more wear, less power, or even damage!

If you want to know what the best Sea-Doo oils on the market are, don’t hesitate to read more!

What Type of Oil Does a Sea-Doo Use?

What type of oil does a Sea-Doo use?

4-stroke Sea-Doos use XPS 4-Stroke Synthetic Blend Oil (P/N 293 600 121) according to the manufacturer. If the recommended XPS oil is not available, you also can use 5W40 or 10W40 engine oil alternatively. Just make sure the oil is classified by the American Petroleum Institute (API) and meets the requirements of SM, SL or SJ.

Don’t forget to check the oil container carefully, as the API service label on it must contain one of these standards!

What is XPS Oil?

The XPS oil is a 4T 5W-40 synthetic blend oil with anti-corrosion and anti-wear additives, which provide great protection against rust. It’s designed for high-performance, 4-stroke engines (including supercharged engines) featured in Sea-Doos or offroad/onroad powersport vehicles. The ambient operating temperature range is -31°F – 104°F.

Who Makes XPS Oil?

The XPS oil is marketed by BRP (Bombardier Recreational Products). According to the company, they decided to release their own brand of oil, as they set high lubrication standards for their engines while there are no proper regulatory standards for oils on the market!

Why Use the Recommended Oil in Your Sea-Doo?

As you can see, the best Sea-Doo oil is the XPS. It’s specially designed for watercraft, and the manufacturer markets it directly, so you can’t go wrong with it!

Drawbacks?

Probably just the price, as this OEM Sea-Doo oil is quite expensive. You can expect to pay $12-$20 per quart depending on the quantity purchased.

But even if you can find cheaper Sea-Doo oils on the market, it’s recommended to use the XPS, especially if you have a supercharged Sea-Doo.

This is because a high-performance engine (230-300 HP) needs extra care and proper lubrication.

On the other hand, a newer supercharged Sea-Doo can cost you thousands of dollars (yes, literally) every year.

Taking this into account, it makes no sense to try to save a couple of bucks on the oil.

2-Stroke Sea-Doo Oils

Don’t forget about the vintage two-stroke Sea-Doos, as there are still many of them running on the water. Are you wondering what are the best 2-stroke Sea-Doo oils on the market?

The best 2-stroke Sea-Doo oil is the XPS 2-Stroke Oil, specially designed for two-stroke Sea-Doos. If this oil is not available, you can still use any other 2-stroke marine oil which meets the manufacturer’s recommendations. The requirements may vary from one model to the next, so always refer to the owner’s manual for the right oil specification!

Conclusion – What Kind of Oil Should You Use in Your Sea-Doo?

As you’ve learned, you should use the XPS 4-Stroke Synthetic Blend Oil (P/N 293 600 121) in your 4-stroke Sea-Doo. If this type of oil is not available, you can still use 10W40 or 5W40 engine oils which meets the manufacturer’s recommendations.

Considering the fact that even the most economical Sea-Doo can cost you at least $1,000 a year, it makes no sense to use a cheap oil in your Sea-Doo, as the difference in the oil price is a pretty small part of the total cost.

But if a malfunction or damage is caused by the wrong oil, it could be very costly!

If you want to change the oil on your Sea-Doo, don’t forget that you’ll have to replace the oil filter and the O-ring as well.

It’s also recommended to change the oil as part of the winterization, and to store your Sea-Doo with fresh oil for the winter months!

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