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Old 12 March 2009, 16:22   #1
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I still run a 2 stroke suzi 115 hp, I know, I know... I should 'ave moved on by now to a four stroke, Etc, Etc, Etc, But Ive had this ol' bird quite a while now,(5years) & I'm quite fond of it, and it OWES me a fair ol' wack in service bills and all the tender loving care i give it Etc, and the fact that she's quite reliable is the raeson it's still with me.
Anyway, An elderly sea fairing chap was telling me the other day,that the best way to avoid marine failure, and to get a far better reliability from it etc, that I should be putting in a special type of 2 stroke oil only suitible for boat engines like powerful ribs, and hard working out board engines, instead of the stuff I get from my local shell garage, Is this true?? what is this special oil? or is he pulling my wire?...
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Old 12 March 2009, 16:50   #2
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You can get Quicksilver outboard oil for outboards. If you have a manual for the engine it'll tell you what standard the oil has to be. As long as you use this oil it'll be fine.
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Old 12 March 2009, 19:46   #3
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TCW3 is the spec for 2 stroke outboard oil.

Don't buy branded stuff - it's a waste of money. I have a suzuki 2 stroke and use Rock Oil. If you buy enough they should deal direct. MP3 is the stuff(stupid name though).

http://www.rockoil.co.uk/

I love 2 strokes. At lower speeds a 4 stroke may be better on fuel but the faster you go the less the difference is.
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TCW3 is the spec for 2 stroke outboard oil.

If you buy enough they should deal direct. MP3 is the stuff(stupid name though).


I recently collected a 25lt barrel of the stuff costing 76. I'm running my 70 two stroker and my son is also running his jetski on the stuff..3 quid a litre. bargain!!
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I recently collected a 25lt barrel of the stuff costing 76. I'm running my 70 two stroker and my son is also running his jetski on the stuff..3 quid a litre. bargain!!
At last someone has seen the light!!!
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Old 13 March 2009, 15:18   #6
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What they all say, and 4 strokes are for for girls.
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I recently collected a 25lt barrel of the stuff costing 76. I'm running my 70 two stroker and my son is also running his jetski on the stuff..3 quid a litre. bargain!!


Thats a great price! Nearly 50 cheaper that buying the 5ltr Opti stuff!

Anyone know where I can get it in Ireland?
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Thats a great price! Nearly 50 cheaper that buying the 5ltr Opti stuff!

Anyone know where I can get it in Ireland?
I am sure if you contacted them direct they would stick it on a pallet for you. You would probably need to buy 4x 25l drums to make the shipping worth it.
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Thats a great price! Nearly 50 cheaper that buying the 5ltr Opti stuff!

Anyone know where I can get it in Ireland?
Opti oil (DFI) aint TCW3 it's different, no problem with Rock oil for TCW3 compatable outboards but I wouldn't stick it in my Opti's.
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Opti oil (DFI) aint TCW3 it's different, no problem with Rock oil for TCW3 compatable outboards but I wouldn't stick it in my Opti's.
I would.

Read this

http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum4/HTML/000645.html

Mercury say you can use premium+ oil which IS just a normal TCW3. I had a bottle of it and it looked and smelt identical to the rock oil.

http://www.mercurymarine.com/service...qs/optimax.php

It's all a load of crap just to get people to waste money.
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