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Old 24 January 2006, 10:59   #11
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agree with that one
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Old 27 January 2006, 19:45   #12
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And dont forget, Merc test run the engines on tcw3 (most likeley premium plus) at the factory!
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Well according to my Optimax manual,
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Mercury or Quicksilver Optimax/DFi 2-cycle engine oil is recommended for your engine. If Optimax/DFi engine oil is not available, we recommend using Mercury or Quicksilver TC-W3 Premium Plus 2-cycle oil,Severe engine damage may result from use of an inferior oil


As its only 18 months old,, will have a search down here, for someone who stocks the DFi oil ?? also someone mail orders the stuff ??

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The opti oil doesnt premix in a can of fuel, like tcw3 oil would, as it is injected therefore thats 1 good reason apart from warranty to stick with opti oil.
I remember a few years ago in Ireland a range of Aprilla two strokes came out and guys were told to use a specific oil, lots didnt and ran a cheaper oil, to the deteriment of their engines.
When you have so much investment in a motor, why comprimise it for a few quid, and run a cheaper oil.
Codprawn, can you post the email that you got from EP Barrus about the opti oil
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The opti oil doesnt premix in a can of fuel, like tcw3 oil would, as it is injected therefore thats 1 good reason apart from warranty to stick with opti oil.
I remember a few years ago in Ireland a range of Aprilla two strokes came out and guys were told to use a specific oil, lots didnt and ran a cheaper oil, to the deteriment of their engines.
When you have so much investment in a motor, why comprimise it for a few quid, and run a cheaper oil.
Codprawn, can you post the email that you got from EP Barrus about the opti oil
I DID post it!!! And it was NOT from Barrus - it was from Mercury europe themsleves!!!
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I have had 2 Optis now.

The first one was still in warranty and was fed only the Optimax oil, the second was way out of warranty and is fed on Quicksilver Premium 2 stroke oil.

I have had no problems on the second, older engine. I would suggest it isn't worth the xtra cash once your warranty is gone.


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As far as I'm aware, the premium plus oil is designed to burn totally, in the cylinders thereby allowing the engine to meet its emission targets. Other oils which are fine to use with an optimax(tcw-3) do not do this, but will run just as well. Its an engine for gods sake, it bugs me that the manufacturers make users feel humble to use their aftermarket products, How long has a fuel injected or 2 stroke engine existed for??
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