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Old 10 April 2007, 16:17   #1
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150hp evinrude ficht

Just wondering whats the story with 2 stroke oil for this engine. i'm after reading a few forums saying that special ficht oil should be used (which is expensive) but on the side of the engine block it just says to use a TCW3 rated oil, can another brand like castrol be used ??
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hi , there use to be a probucd clled Ficht oil, but that is now replaced by XD50, these engines are very sensitive to which oil they use , so use the XD50 for trouble free motoring.

Ficht engines need to be driven hard if they are to last long ....... pottering around with them at tick over or slow speeds leaves carbon deposits in them, so hard driving and the XD oil help a lot to stop it.
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Just wondering whats the story with 2 stroke oil for this engine. i'm after reading a few forums saying that special ficht oil should be used (which is expensive) but on the side of the engine block it just says to use a TCW3 rated oil, can another brand like castrol be used ??
If it says that I would use the cheaper oil....
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NO, no, no!!!
Use the XD-50.
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Dont Listen To Codswallop

Use XD 50 Only ........
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I have had my 150 etec set up on the XD100 (fully synthetic), which it uses a lot less and is better for the engine. However, there are no details on the tub as to its chemical make up / specification.

The only thing is, it costs 38.50 for 3.785 ltrs and i was also wondering if there is an equivelent oil/spec out there that is cheaper.

Does anyone know of one? guess some one in the oil business would know.

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Use XD 50 Only ........
Of course people who run highly tuned racing engines are also wrong are they? Do you think Evinrude MAKE this oil? It's made by someone like Castrol in the first place!!!

Why do you think these engines run at something like 100:1 ratios? It is for one reason only - to get the star ratings to keep the environmentalists happy - it's NOT done for the sake of the engine!!!

If Evinrude have marked TCW3 on the side of the engine it will run on it fine - you will just use a bit more.

My Suzuki 225 efi 2 stroke also varies the oil ratio in use - according to the book it can go to 150:1 in certain usage - it works fine on the semi synthetic Rock Oil I am running.
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