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Old 06 September 2008, 11:07   #1
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optimax dfi oil -price increase due

Just been out to get some more oil & fuel stabiliser ( end of the 'summer' ) and been told ALL quicksliver lubricants/ oils etc are due to have a 25% price increase at the end of October !

Anyone know if this 100% true? If so why on earth is it justified ? Maybe an opportunity to stock up at Southampton boat show or local stockists ?
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Also told the same by local dealer ,prices going up!!!!!!!!!
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Just been out to get some more oil & fuel stabiliser ( end of the 'summer' ) and been told ALL quicksliver lubricants/ oils etc are due to have a 25% price increase at the end of October !

Anyone know if this 100% true? If so why on earth is it justified ? Maybe an opportunity to stock up at Southampton boat show or local stockists ?
Out of interest what did you pay for a can of oil ?
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About 27 I think . I try not to think about it too much !
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About 27 I think . I try not to think about it too much !
That must be used chip fat. XD100 is 11/ltr as an Etec requires the highest quality fully synthetic two stroke oil.

Has anyone tried Spry Crisp and Dry in an Opti?
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Thats why E-tecs are so 'cheap' to run ! Luckily the optis dont need such liquid gold - just the 'special ' dfi oil , but will actually run on normal 2 stroke oil - just not as well. I thought 27 was not too bad. I reckon I burn about 50 worth in a summer.
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False Economy?

"but will actually run on normal 2 stroke oil - just not as well" - call me old fashioned but I like my engine to be running as well as possible - especially when I am out at sea!

I saw a compressor (900 worth) that was broken at the rib shop last time I was in there, guy had used cheaper oil. Amazes me why people try to save a few quid and risk damaging an expensive engine. IMHO
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"but will actually run on normal 2 stroke oil - just not as well" - call me old fashioned but I like my engine to be running as well as possible - especially when I am out at sea!

I saw a compressor (900 worth) that was broken at the rib shop last time I was in there, guy had used cheaper oil. Amazes me why people try to save a few quid and risk damaging an expensive engine. IMHO
And of course if he had used expensive oil the compressor would be fine...............
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The XD50 oil that I buy has gone up 2 since last time I bought it and is now 30
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And of course if he had used expensive oil the compressor would be fine...............

Here we go again.......
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