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Old 16 April 2012, 19:44   #31
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quick update pic of me having fun
Shallow water, there.
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Old 17 April 2012, 13:20   #32
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Don't forget - don't put TCW3 marine 2 stroke in it!!!
Why not - it's basically higher spec oil and I've used TCW3 on strimmers, chainsaws, hedgetrimmers.
It's when people do it the other way round it can get ugly
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quick update pic of me having fun, was pretty easy to sort out and 60 well spent!
Great job.

Looks good. How did you get the tubes so clean? They looked like they would never come back to looking respectable..
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they were just dirty, a good wash sorted them out, used some ribshop rib revive as well which may have helped but i am not convinced by it to be honest. Also used some VIM (kitchen abrasive cream cleaner) and it was great.

Transom repair was the trickiest bit, one side is perfect and the other for whatever reason did not take just as well, might redo it but it held up fine so may just leave it.
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Why not - it's basically higher spec oil and I've used TCW3 on strimmers, chainsaws, hedgetrimmers.
It's when people do it the other way round it can get ugly
Isn't it because tcw3 is designed to work at the significantly lower temperatures of a raw-water cooled outboard?
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Isn't it because tcw3 is designed to work at the significantly lower temperatures of a raw-water cooled outboard?
My lawn mowing equipment has a warning to not use TCW3 or the warranty is void.
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My lawn mowing equipment has a warning to not use TCW3 or the warranty is void.
makes sense presuming it's aircooled. Marine aircooled engines must use tcw2 too because obviously they run as warm as lawn mower "equipment" which is what willk said in the first place..
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That's interesting 'cos Mercury seem to lump TCW3 and TCW2 together

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That's interesting 'cos Mercury seem to lump TCW3 and TCW2 together
That's 'cause Gotchi's wrong-TCW2 is an older spec of TCW3 as far as I'm aware.

Aircooled marine 2 strokes (of which very few are left) are better running on 2 stroke motorcycle oil.
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