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Old 15 October 2007, 17:01   #1
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E tec xd100 oil am I doing the right thing?

Spoke to my local Evinrude dealer today , He advised me to have my 90 Etec re set to use the XD100 oil . Mine is currently running on the standard oil .
I want to have it checked just to varify the hours etc but is the xd100 oil cheaper in the longrun and does it really run even better . Its booked in for wednesday ,

The dealer did say they had a few with warning lights coming on with cheaper oil on cold days , no problems but the cold thicker oil was setting off the warning light .

Thing is i am buying tcw3 oil at about 4.55 a litre but the XD100 is 39 for 4 litres from the dealer . Is that the normal price ?
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Old 15 October 2007, 17:05   #2
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I think you will find it uses less oil when running on XD100 if its not running on XD100 I think you should be running XD50 and not just any TCW3 oil you may want to check this.

Lee at Fairweather is a good source of info if you want to know more.

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Old 15 October 2007, 17:11   #3
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I haven't had to put any oil in it yet , but the dealer I bought it from said just use any tcw3 oil .
I just wondered if the local dealer advice was a way of getting me to buy expensive oil from him . With the etec service shedule the dealers can't see much revenue in servicing
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Parkesy - given your unhealthy fascination in running costs, I hope you factored in this extra expense of oil, when you switched from 4-stroke
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Allot of the commercial guys are running the expensive oil on the cheap oil setting.

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Old 15 October 2007, 17:19   #6
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Parkesy - given your unhealthy fascination in running costs, I hope you factored in this extra expense of oil, when you switched from 4-stroke
Ha Ha yes it is the bit 2 stroke owners forget when they say they are as good a 4 strokes .
But yes i figured if it costs a couple of quid each trip then I can live with it .

Now why do you think I have an unhealthy facination for running costs ? i just like a toy I can afford to use when i want to
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Allot of the commercial guys are running the expensive oil on the cheap oil setting.

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Why ??
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I haven't had to put any oil in it yet , but the dealer I bought it from said just use any tcw3 oil .
I just wondered if the local dealer advice was a way of getting me to buy expensive oil from him . With the etec service shedule the dealers can't see much revenue in servicing

When I looked at the 200 Etec the dealer said that it only needed to be serviced every three years but have it checked every year and the exposed nuts and bolts removed and re greased as they would never shift after three years
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Engine Wear, Prolonging Life of the engine, apparently this way you can get double the life of the engine, now almost 50 hours

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the dealer said that it only needed to be serviced every three years
Our E Tec dealer is a great guy, he told me the same, I do about 100 hours per month so its servicing every 3 months not 3 years, so ill just stick to having a new rib every 3 months.

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