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
Senior Vice President, Engineering Standards
312.946.6213
 

2016 FC-W® Registered Four-Stroke-Cycle Marine Oils List

 

FB-00200P
Marine Outboard Four-Stroke 10W-40
Penrite Oil Company Pty. Ltd.
FB-00616J
Lubrax Nautica Tecno SAE 25W-40
Petrobras Distribuidora S.A.
FB-00626M
Power R 4T Outboard
PTT Public Company Limited
FB-20110B
Pro Star 4-Stroke 25W-40 Outboard Oil
Kinpak, Inc.
FB-20112B
Pro Star 4-Stroke 10W-30 Outboard Oil
Kinpak, Inc.
FB-20113K
Pro Star 4-Stroke 10W-40 Outboard Oil
Kinpak, Inc.
FB-20115P
Syngard 4T FC-W Marine Engine SAE 10W-30
Martin Lubricants
FB-20116P
Syngard 4T FC-W Marine Engine SAE 10W-40
Martin Lubricants
FB-20208M
Avia Outboard 4T 10W-40
Avia France
FB-20602M
Power Marine FC-W 10W-30
Armorine
FB-23656K
Motul Outboard Tech 4T 10W-40
MOTUL S.A.
FB-31001B
Tohatsu Premium Four-Stroke Oil
Tohatsu America Corporation
FB-40003A
Ravenol Outboardoel 4T
Ravensberger Schmierstoffvertrieb GmbH
FB-44228J
Honda Marine 10W-30 Engine Oil
Idemitsu Lubricants America Corporation
FB-44404M
MPM Marine FC-W Engine Oil 4-Stroke Outboard EHP 10W-40
MPM International Oil Company B.V.
FB-63311K
Motul Outboard Tech 4T 10W-30
MOTUL S.A.
FB-80510R
Marine Inboard Four-Stroke 25W-40
Penrite Oil Company Pty. Ltd.
FB-80812K
Ravenol Outboardoel 4T SAE 25W-40
Ravensberger Schmierstoffvertrieb GmbH
FB-80813K
Ravenol Marine Oil Petrol 25W-40 Mineral
Ravensberger Schmierstoffvertrieb GmbH
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
FB-84113K
Suzuki Marine 4-Stroke Engine Oil 10W-40
MOTUL S.A.
FB-84224K
Suzuki Marine 4-Stroke Engine Oil 10W-30
MOTUL S.A.