Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 17 September 2008, 18:58   #1
Member
 
Country: Canada
Town: Newmarket
Boat name: ELA
Make: METZELER
Length: 4m +
Engine: 20 Suzuki
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 157
2 stroke motor oil

I was told that AMSOIL 2 stroke oil was the best. I picked up another kind at Bass Pro Shop Ĺ the price because I could not find any amsoil. The owner of the marina were I keep my boat says it doesnít matter much unless you are racing they are all the same basically.
Just wondering if I should go back to the more expensive amsoil and keep the other stuff for emergency, motor runs great with the cheaper brand though?
__________________

__________________
dverstege is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 September 2008, 19:01   #2
RIBnet admin team
 
Nos4r2's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: The wilds of Wiltshire
Boat name: WhiteNoise/Dominator
Make: Ballistic 7.8/SR5.4
Length: 7m +
Engine: Opti 225/Yam 85
MMSI: 235090687/235055163
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 12,645
RIBase
As long as it's all TCW3 don't worry about it.
__________________
Need spares,consoles,consumables,hire,training or even a new boat?

Please click HERE and HERE and support our Trade Members.

Join up as a Trade member or Supporter HERE
Nos4r2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 September 2008, 20:02   #3
Member
 
Country: Canada
Town: Newmarket
Boat name: ELA
Make: METZELER
Length: 4m +
Engine: 20 Suzuki
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 157
thanks

I'll check out what I bought. It would be nice to spend $20 and not the $44 though I only use 1-1 Ĺ litre a year. That brings me to another point, is there a shelf life for oil? I noticed when I was getting to the bottom of the amsoil the motor seemed to smoke a little more.
__________________
dverstege is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 September 2008, 22:21   #4
RIBnet admin team
 
Nos4r2's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: The wilds of Wiltshire
Boat name: WhiteNoise/Dominator
Make: Ballistic 7.8/SR5.4
Length: 7m +
Engine: Opti 225/Yam 85
MMSI: 235090687/235055163
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 12,645
RIBase
I don't know. I've never had any lying round long enough to find out
__________________
Need spares,consoles,consumables,hire,training or even a new boat?

Please click HERE and HERE and support our Trade Members.

Join up as a Trade member or Supporter HERE
Nos4r2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18 September 2008, 12:35   #5
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: Seattle
Boat name: Water Dog
Make: Polaris
Length: 4m +
Engine: Yamaha 60hp
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,152
Quote:
Originally Posted by dverstege View Post
I'll check out what I bought. It would be nice to spend $20 and not the $44 though I only use 1-1 Ĺ litre a year. That brings me to another point, is there a shelf life for oil? I noticed when I was getting to the bottom of the amsoil the motor seemed to smoke a little more.
Practically I don't think there's a shelf life. If you keep it for a decade that might be an issue, but more with whatever's been gunking up the motor while its sitting around!
__________________
captnjack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18 September 2008, 17:32   #6
Member
 
Country: Canada
Town: Newmarket
Boat name: ELA
Make: METZELER
Length: 4m +
Engine: 20 Suzuki
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 157
Thatís possible.

The amsoil I was using was about 2 years old. Thatís about 100 L of gas. This summer due to weather it might set 14 days before starting up. The smoke is always worse heading out than coming in I figure the motor has warmed up. Would you recommend a gas additive to keep the motor clean?
__________________
dverstege is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18 September 2008, 17:42   #7
RIBnet admin team
 
Nos4r2's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: The wilds of Wiltshire
Boat name: WhiteNoise/Dominator
Make: Ballistic 7.8/SR5.4
Length: 7m +
Engine: Opti 225/Yam 85
MMSI: 235090687/235055163
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 12,645
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by dverstege View Post
The amsoil I was using was about 2 years old. Thatís about 100 L of gas. This summer due to weather it might set 14 days before starting up. The smoke is always worse heading out than coming in I figure the motor has warmed up. Would you recommend a gas additive to keep the motor clean?
Try giving the tank a shake.
__________________
Need spares,consoles,consumables,hire,training or even a new boat?

Please click HERE and HERE and support our Trade Members.

Join up as a Trade member or Supporter HERE
Nos4r2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18 September 2008, 18:50   #8
Member
 
Country: Canada
Town: Newmarket
Boat name: ELA
Make: METZELER
Length: 4m +
Engine: 20 Suzuki
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 157
Did that.

Did that, figuring maybe some old oil stuck to the walls of the tank. One thing I have not done though was change the spark plugs after the impeller acted up. The motor did get hot and maybe the plugs suffered the consequences. I changed them start of summer but may need it again. I am going to put a tachometer and heat gauge or buzzer on it over the winter so it does not happen again.
__________________
dverstege is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18 September 2008, 23:42   #9
Member
 
Country: Canada
Town: Tobermory, Canada eh
Boat name: Verius
Make: Zodiac Hurricane 590
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yamaha F150
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,345
Send a message via MSN to Stoo
Quote:
Originally Posted by dverstege View Post
This summer due to weather it might set 14 days before starting up. The smoke is always worse heading out than coming in I figure the motor has warmed up. Would you recommend a gas additive to keep the motor clean?
Some of that "smoke" might also be "steam"... with all of the wet weather, you might have had some moisture under the cowling that evaporates as the engine warms up. I ran into this on my old engine. If I had it tipped way up, and it happened to rain hard, on the just the right angle, I would get moisture in through the vent at the back of the cowling...
__________________
Pump it up and RIDE!

www.wetspotimages.com
Stoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19 September 2008, 07:13   #10
Member
 
Country: Canada
Town: Newmarket
Boat name: ELA
Make: METZELER
Length: 4m +
Engine: 20 Suzuki
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 157
Thanks

Thanks I'll check that out to.
__________________

__________________
dverstege is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 17:15.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.