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Old 18 August 2006, 07:43   #11
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I had a similar problem but sorted by using quick silver oil as recommended by my dealer
Interesting - I started to get the problems when I swicthed from Yamalube to Quicksilver in the pre-mix when running it in. I've since chaged back to Yamalube and prob is still there so I don't think it was related.

Yes, I looked at Scotland dealer list. I think Dundee is the closest that offers servicing so it's still a bit of a trek towing the boat. I need to call Tohatsu when I get a chance!
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Old 18 August 2006, 07:53   #12
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I was once told you should never mix or change the 2 stroke oils.
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Old 18 August 2006, 08:36   #13
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I was once told you should never mix or change the 2 stroke oils.

I'd agree with the mixing of oils and have been told the same, but not sure how changing the oils would cause a problem
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Was the Quicksilver oil for pre lube systems ?

I think you get different sorts of Quicksilver 2 stroke oil.

My mates Yam auto lube wouldn't take my bog standard 2 stroke Quicksilver oil.
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I run my Tohatsu 50 elpto on quicksilver 2 stroke oil, as its "first fill" was supplied by my dealer. It has always run perfectly smooth. In fact I have been totally impressed with the motor from day one.

I believe that I have read in the user manual somewhere that it is not a good idea to switch your oil types.
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Old 19 August 2006, 11:58   #16
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Yip I'd heard before on various forums that mixing was not recommended. Befire trying the yamalube, I asked the guys in the local repair shop about mixing oils and was told not to mix synyhetic with other types. The quicksilver premium plus (which is what I was using) is supposed to mix fine with yamalube.

I'm currently running 100% yamalube as it seems to burn a bit cleaner (less smoke when I was running it oily during run-in) and it's been running on that for at least 1 full oil reservour full.

The problem still seems to come and go so I do not belive it's related to the type of oil. I'm more suspicious of the thermostat or other elctrical issue (faulty coil).
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