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Old 12 December 2015, 15:32   #1
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2 stroke oil type

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I have a 2008 tohatsu tldi 90 I have only had the engine 1 year and the previous owner left 8 litres of standard 2 stroke oil which I have used the engine has ran fine but now the oil has gone would anyone recommend using dfi oil will it improve the engine being less fumy when on tick over or idling
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Old 12 December 2015, 19:48   #2
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ok, I'll admit I've had a beer or two here, but DFI?

what you need is TCW3. long story but it's all to do with cooling rates and time spent at WOT & the like but standard 2- stoke oil designed for garden machinery if used long term may cause issues. Also may depend n the age of your engine.

I guess DFI is "direct fuel injection". which my devious mind reckons will be more expensive than TCW3.


I may come back with a more coherent answer later.......
What's yer engine BTW?
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You drinking Glen Ord again? I only use that stuff to start tractors on a frosty morning!

From Tohatsu...

TLDI outboards should only be run using an oil that meets or exceeds TCW3 oil specifically formulated for use in Direct Injection motors and are semi-synthetic or full synthetic. Standard TCW3 oil is not recommended for use in TLDI outboards. Recommended oils listed below.

Tohatsu Complete Advantage 100% Synthetic Oil

Tohatsu Premium TCW3 Semi-Synthetic Oil

Nissan Marine Complete Advantage 100% Synthetic Oil

Nissan Marine Premium TCW3 Semi-Synthetic Oil
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Thanks for the replies
Should of said that I was using tcw30 oil in the original post where could I purchase the oils that Spartacus mentions as I can only see the tohatsu oils on the American eBay sites and the posting is astronomical would these oils be to the same spec as dfi oil as I can get that for 27 for 2 litresfrom my local supplier
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When i was running a Yamaha HPDI I found that this Starbrite oil burnt far cleaner than the genuine yamaha tcw3 oil
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Should of said that I was using tcw30 oil in the original post where could I purchase the oils that Spartacus mentions as I can only see the tohatsu oils on the American eBay sites and the posting is astronomical would these oils be to the same spec as dfi oil as I can get that for 27 for 2 litresfrom my local supplier

You can use Evinrude XD 50 or XD100 if you're feeling really flush. XD 50 is semi synthetic, XD100 is fully synthetic. Both widely available.
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Rock Oil DFI TCW3 30 for 5ltr from Wet Bristol.
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Should of said that I was using tcw30 oil in the original post where could I purchase the oils that Spartacus mentions as I can only see the tohatsu oils on the American eBay sites and the posting is astronomical would these oils be to the same spec as dfi oil as I can get that for 27 for 2 litresfrom my local supplier
TC-W3 4Ltr 29.50
TC-W3 premium 36.95
DFI oil 4Ltr 43.95 not intended for all applications specing TC-W3 oil

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