Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of coolant should I use?

For Model Year 2020 and newer, use Propelene Glycol (green in color). For previous years use DEX-COOL (pink/orange in color).

Use proper coolant/water ratio for your climate.

What type of oil should I use?

For Model Year 2020 engines, use 5W-30 Dexos Gen 2.

Click Here for more oil spec information.

When should I change my oil?

When an engine is brand new, the oil and oil filter should be changed after 25 hours of operation. Engine oil and oil filter should be changed every 50 hours or once per year, whichever comes first.

What is PCM's policy on the use of Ethanol?

Ethanol-based fuel is widely available throughout the United States. As such, Pleasurecraft Marine Engines provides the following policy statement regarding the use of this fuel.

This notification addresses the use of ethanol fuels IN PCM ENGINES ONLY.  It does not address the use of ethanol fuels in vessel related components such as boat gas tanks, boat fuel lines, boat fuel filters, etc.  The boat owner is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to contact the boat builder regarding the suitability of ethanol fuel usage in their vessel.

Ethanol blended fuel rated E10 or less is acceptable to use.
Fuels rated higher than E10 SHOULD NOT BE USED.

Ethanol fuels rated higher than E10 could potentially damage the engine and/or present an unsafe boating condition.  Damage to the engine resulting from the use of ethanol fuel rated higher than E10 is not covered by the warranty.

What type of transmission fluid should I use?

The only certified transmission fluid is Dexron III.

How often should I change my transmission fluid?

Transmission fluid should be changed once every year, using Dexron III transmission fluid.

When do I service my V-Drive?

The V-Drive unit is maintenance free. Annual inspection of fluid level and contamination is all that is required.

How often should I change my raw water pump impeller?

The impeller should be changed every 50 hours or annually, whichever comes first.

Where can I find my engine owner's manual?

Most owner’s manuals can be found under the support tab on our website.

Can I purchase parts directly from PCM?

Unfortunately we do not sell parts directly to the public. Under our Dealer Locator tab you will be able to find your local dealer that will be able to assist you with all of your concerns.

Can I do my own maintenance?

Yes you can do your own maintenance. Keep in mind that there is a maintenance log in your engine owner’s manual to help you keep track of all that you have done.