Octane rating for 1986 XR2 ?

Discussion in 'Bubba's Outboards' started by shadow, Mar 18, 2006.

  1. shadow

    shadow New Member

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    No owners manual---need fuel info for 1986 mercury XR2
     
  2. Bobpaul

    Bobpaul New Member

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    I would use 87 octane. You might get some argument from the gallery, but from all I know about 2 cycle outboards, only 87 is recommended.
     

  3. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    I am with bob on this. Anything above 87 octane is a waste of good money.

    Watch out bob , Incoming
     
  4. duxsrus

    duxsrus New Member

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    I agree with the resident experts, I use nothing but 87 too.