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Old 15 January 2003, 15:06   #11
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On my engine

Yamaha 200 VMax (no HPDI though) in 28 hours of moderate cruising used one full tank of oil. The HPDI has a computer so possibly will be using less.
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Old 15 January 2003, 16:45   #12
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Old 16 January 2003, 16:23   #13
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Ficht oil

Fichts use little amounts of oil, but it is recommended that because the Fichts rely on fuel injection rather, than carbs you use a special oil known as Ficht Ram oil, this is expensive, it retails in Dublin at approx 34 euro a gallon approx 4.5 litre, the beauty of this oil is it contains a substance called carbx, a chemical useful to keep the injectors from clogging up.Modern high standard two stroke conforms to a formulation called tcw3, marine two stroke apparantly is different than motorcycle two stroke, as it doesnt seperate as easily.I know older two strokes run a ratio of about 5o to 1 more modern engines eg Fichts are possibly up to 70 to 1, this is hard to measure as I always like to see the tank full for obvious reasons.In the USA they are buying Ficht Ram oil for about 14 dollars a gallon. gav
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Old 16 January 2003, 16:54   #14
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Do you know if you can use this oil for all 2 strokes or is just for the fichts??
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Andy,
The Ficth's clever little computer increases the amount of oil used while it is running in, I dont know if, the Yam does the same so check first before using the first few runs to calculate oil consumption
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It is very different from the optimax oil. Different consistency. Halocline is thinner again. Not sure if u can use it is all though. I will read the backs of the 3 cans on Sunday and report back on the details of the three.
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If that is the case I wonder whether the computer report out that you can get off the Fitch gives details of the oil consumption. You can plug a laptop into to get most of the data such as revs fuel use hours etc
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Old 16 January 2003, 17:46   #18
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Yamahas when you run them in need additional oil mixed in the fuel tank 1:100 (I think)
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Ficht ram oil

Manos I dont know if it is just a product suited to Fichts only it is branded, and labelled in the same logos and colours as the Ficht trademark, however as it has additives to prevent carbonizing it must superceed tcw3, which in itself is a high standard of marine two stroke.I believe it is really important to use the correct oil and I would hate to say it was suitable for carburated engines in case the mixture burned hotter or the chemicals in the oil caused perishing of seals etc. so I dont know for sure
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Old 17 January 2003, 15:30   #20
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Gavin

Thanks for the info. I was only wondering just if...
I use Quick Silver 2-stroke Oil. Never had a prob with any of my engines using it.
However, every two years or so need to clean all the carbs of that green (bluish/green) deposit that sits on the carb mebrane after the engine stands for a while. Have to strip all the carbs out imerce them in the carb cleaner staff for 24 hrous and back on again.
I also use Super unleaded (Shell VPower or Shell optimax or something as it is called in the UK) just in case it burns cleaner.
Have not noticed any differenceso far but will keep doing it for a while and see.
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