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:

Tom Marhevko
International and Oil Certification Consultant
312.946.6213
 

2018 FC-W® Registered Four-Stroke-Cycle Marine Oils List

 

FB-00210R
Outboard 500 4T SAE 10W-30
YACCO SAS
FB-00211R
Outboard 500 4T SAE 25W-40
YACCO SAS
FB-00626M
Power R 4T Outboard
PTT Public Company Limited
FB-12457P
Wave Rider S Outboard 10W-40
Bahrain Petroleum Company
FB-13103U
INA Outboard 4T SAE 10W-30
INA MAZIVA Ltd.
FB-20208M
Avia Outboard 4T 10W-40
Avia France
FB-20215R
Outboard 500 4T SAE 10W-40
YACCO SAS
FB-20333H
IGOL Prosurf 4T FC-W SAE 10W-40
IGOL France
FB-20444H
IGOL Prosurf 4T FC-W SAE 10W-30
IGOL France
FB-20555H
IGOL Prosurf 4T FC-W SAE 25W-40
IGOL France
FB-40003A
RAVENOL Outboardoel 4T
Ravensberger Schmierstoffvertrieb GmbH
FB-44303J
Gulf Pride 4004 - SAE 10W-40
Gulf Oil International
FB-80460T
Yamalube Marine Performance FC-W 10W-30
Yamaha Motor Distribution Latin America Inc.
FB-80812K
RAVENOL Outboardoel 4T SAE 25W-40
Ravensberger Schmierstoffvertrieb GmbH
FB-80813K
RAVENOL MARINE OIL PETROL SAE 25W-40 Mineral
Ravensberger Schmierstoffvertrieb GmbH
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
FB-83139K
RAVENOL Outboardoel 4T SAE 10W-40
Ravensberger Schmierstoffvertrieb GmbH
FB-83140K
RAVENOL Outboardoel 4T SAE 10W-30
Ravensberger Schmierstoffvertrieb GmbH