I copied this text from a post I made a couple of days ago in a different place. Hoping more people might see it here. (thanks to those who replied) I got an aluminum boat with an 1988 60 hp johnson on it... "One other thing on this boat I wanted yall input on... it's got a 60hp Johnson on it(1988 model). There's a separate reservoir for oil so mixing oil/gas is not necessary. However, the guy I got the boat from warned me that the oil pumps are notorious for going out and that I wouldn't know it wasn't working until the engine blew up. So he mixed 50:1 in the gas AND put oil in the oil reservoir. What are yalls thoughts on this? Isn't it too much oil? What if I just always mixed 50:1 and said to heck with the oil reservoir? Is that a bad idea?"