Originally Posted by codprawn
Saw you coming didn't they - would have cost me £10 becuase I would have used a different approved high quality TCW3 oil.............
codders, heres a little test for you to test your googling skills and the chance to make some opti owners very happy.......
identify for us an oil with the same spec as quicksilver premium plus or quicksilver dfi that barrus/mercury would be happy to continue offering the warranty against if used.
i am sure lots of opti owners would line up to buy you a drink if you could find approved oils that mercury would accept as ok and not invalidate warranties and costs 10 quid instead of 60 quid
the fact of the matter is that in the manual it specifies to use quicksilver dfi or premium plus
text from service mgr at barrus .....
"Please see following copy of the recommend two stroke for this particular
outboard. This page was taken from the owners handbook and as you can see
the minimum specification oil is TCW III premium plus, any lower
specification oil may result in engine damage, hence using standard TCW III
will invalidate warranty."
personally i am not bothered as i am happy to use dfi over the cheaper premium plus as it has a higher synthetic content and i have loads of oil to see me thru the warranty period anyway.
but you might do others a favor