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  • gas oil mix for 52-54 evinrude 3 hp

    just got an old evinrude 52-54 3 hp wandering if anyone knows the oil gas mix for it?

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    Re: gas oil mix for 52-54 evinrude 3 hp

    Welcome to Iboats.

    Let's figure out exactly what year it is first. There should be a metal tag on the transom mount with model number. Post that, and we can tell you what year it is.
    1976 Rogers Custom Boats 18' "Bonneville" W/ Chevy 454/ Berkeley 12JC

    Care Taker of 1976 Glastron V-184 Crestflight W/ Volvo 170B/280 I.O.
    & 1969 Starcraft W/ 1956 Evinrude 7.5hp Fleetwin.

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      Re: gas oil mix for 52-54 evinrude 3 hp

      Howdy, raney.

      Welcome to iboats.

      A lot of people "know" the right fuel mix for that little gem. The problem is that we know different mixes.

      Here is my own experience with a Johnny JW-13, same engine in different uniform.

      Originally the instructions on the tank said to mix one half pint of 30W non-detergent motor oil per gallon. That was a 16:1 mix. Lot of smoke and bad (a matter of taste) smell, but she ran fine.

      1964: Oil made specifically for outboard engines became available. OMC published in its 1964 edition of the Johnson Service Manual that all engines made by OMC before 1964 should use a quart of outboard oil per 6 gallons of regular gas. That is a 24:1 mix.

      That rule: 24:1 using outboard oil that is now certified to meet TC-W3 standards and 87 octane regular unleaded, held up until recently when papers got published calling for the little guys to go back to 16:1 or to 20:1.

      That is what many guys will tell you. Use 16:1.

      I ran my little Johnny on 24:1 for many years and she never complained. Others have run their little JohnnyRudes for 50 years on 24:1.

      If I had your 'Rude, I would run 24:1.
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        Re: gas oil mix for 52-54 evinrude 3 hp

        tag # 3012 19959

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        • #5
          Re: gas oil mix for 52-54 evinrude 3 hp

          Thanks for the info

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          • #6
            Re: gas oil mix for 52-54 evinrude 3 hp

            i run my 57 at 16:1, just for the added insurance. it smokes and drips goo, but its getting plenty of lubrication!
            many men fish for years without ever knowing its not about catching one.

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            • #7
              Re: gas oil mix for 52-54 evinrude 3 hp

              yep,
              looks like Evinrude used that same tag # for the years you posted ;
              Model--HP--- Year
              3012___3___ 1952-54

              I take it you probably already looked it up here;
              http://shop.evinrude.com/media/docum...rReference.pdf

              Like JB said, it should run just fine at 24:1 with a modern 2 stroke oil. Not exactly like there is a huge difference between mixing at 24:1 VS 20:1 and 16:1 anyways.
              1976 Rogers Custom Boats 18' "Bonneville" W/ Chevy 454/ Berkeley 12JC

              Care Taker of 1976 Glastron V-184 Crestflight W/ Volvo 170B/280 I.O.
              & 1969 Starcraft W/ 1956 Evinrude 7.5hp Fleetwin.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by RogersJetboat454 View Post
                Re: gas oil mix for 52-54 evinrude 3 hp

                yep,
                looks like Evinrude used that same tag # for the years you posted ;
                Model--HP--- Year
                3012___3___ 1952-54

                I take it you probably already looked it up here;
                http://shop.evinrude.com/media/docum...rReference.pdf

                Like JB said, it should run just fine at 24:1 with a modern 2 stroke oil. Not exactly like there is a huge difference between mixing at 24:1 VS 20:1 and 16:1 anyways.
                I like premium gas @ 16:1. Seems to run smoother and more efficient.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by raneycloud View Post
                  Re: gas oil mix for 52-54 evinrude 3 hp

                  tag # 3012 19959
                  Serial Numbers 09001 to 34000 were made in 1953.
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                  2015 Yamaha FX Cruiser HO
                  1984 Stingray SVB190SS & Mercruiser 3.0 Liter 140 & Evinrude 9.9 Kicker
                  1964 Sea Nymph 14R & 1970 Evinrude Sportwin 9.5
                  1960 Mulray 100 Dinghy, equipped with Beaver Oars
                  1952 Lyman 15' Mid Steer & Evinrude Big Twin 25
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