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Old 06 July 2009, 08:28   #1
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Opti oil .....again

Can anyone confirm if quicksilver have changed the label on opti oil. I'm sure when I had some before it said something like ' for use with optimax / dfi engines' on it. The one I have just got ( & put in the tank!) just says ' DFI oil' - but came direct form the mercury dealer so I hope they know what they were selling me . I was told ' its the same as the opti oil' when I asked for oil for my engine .
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I noticed this too when I got the last one from Ribsmarine. As it was from a dealer I trust they knew what they were doing ....
Mine you it's gone horribly expensive, dont you think.

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Old 06 July 2009, 09:12   #3
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Yep - I didn't even ask the price - I went round in my Avon with the Yamaha on the back - they did look a little confused at my request ! No-one seemed to know how much it should cost so they were going to add it to my account ( I winter/ service the boat there) . Part of me hopes it never makes it on the account !

It was 8 weeks ago and nothing in the post yet !

I dont really mind paying for the right stuff - I have been very happy with the opti - never missed a beat & 100% reliable so far this year.
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Old 06 July 2009, 16:25   #4
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Yes they have changed it, it was done quite along time ago. Just says DFI oil on the new ones.
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Whats the going rate for a 4L bottle these days? It seems to vary a lot.

I've got a choice between 42 at the local Merc dealer or 27 at the chandlery round the corner. Decisions decisions...
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Whats the going rate for a 4L bottle these days? It seems to vary a lot.

I've got a choice between 42 at the local Merc dealer or 27 at the chandlery round the corner. Decisions decisions...
I got some at the start of the season I think it was
9 a litre in the four litre bottles and 7 a litre in the big bottles I think they hold 10 litres
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optimax oil

if you do not use quicksilver dfi oil your optimax wont start or will blow up so say murcury. but is this true .what is the difference between this & other 2t oils .when asked they are none pacific only sharp intakes of breath & on your head be it ect .
best cost i have found
dfi =80 =10lt
premium plus =67= 10 lt
usa cost dfi 85 = 5 galls
is there an alternative
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If I had an Opti I wouldn't buy oil that only came out of Mercury's oil well.........
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Whats the going rate for a 4L bottle these days? It seems to vary a lot.
We sell it for 30.92 + vat for 4 litres, and 60.00 + vat for 10 litres. Which is a 15% "ribnet" discount on the list price. If you order it in multiples, you'll get a bigger discount!!!


If your really keen, we can do a 208 litre drum for 1,022.00.
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i understand that if you use normal merc oil not optimax/dfi it does foul up the plugs a lot more - but it wont blow up or anything!
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