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Old 22 February 2007, 08:13   #11
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I was using a comparable grade oil on my Opti last year when I ran out and could not get the Mercury branded product on my round britain. On my return my engine suffered a major internal failure caused by who knows what but was still under warranty. The workshop told me that there was a differant type of oil visible in the reserve tank and as it was differant colour and I explained the reason, they chose to ignore this and put it through under warranty but did say that Merc would not have validated if they had mentioned it to them. I ama good customer and I think they took a 'view' on things. So whether or not its the same product you could still be in trouble at which point a minor saving on oil would seem a bad deal.

Also you mention BMW oil, same goes. BMW state that warranty claims could be rejected on the V10 M series engine unless one specific brand is used.
The Rock Oil is IDENTICAL to the Quicksilver which I had a few bottles of when I picked up the boat.

Merc WOULD have had to honour the guarantee - maybe not in the USA but we have such a thing as EU law!!!
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Old 22 February 2007, 08:15   #12
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As much as I appreciate the advice Codders, I think I'll stick to the real stuff.
I've been caught out before using non-approved oil in a car and got a huge bill for repairs.

I'm paying about 30 a bottle at the moment. Anyone know where I can buy it cheaper?
What did you use? Cooking oil? As long as you use the approved SPECIFICATION they can't touch you.

Anyway I will stop banging my head against the wall and just choose to sit back and ponder why people believe everything they are told.
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I was using a comparable grade oil on my Opti last year when I ran out and could not get the Mercury branded product on my round britain. On my return my engine suffered a major internal failure caused by who knows what but was still under warranty. The workshop told me that there was a differant type of oil visible in the reserve tank and as it was differant colour and I explained the reason, they chose to ignore this and put it through under warranty but did say that Merc would not have validated if they had mentioned it to them. I ama good customer and I think they took a 'view' on things. So whether or not its the same product you could still be in trouble at which point a minor saving on oil would seem a bad deal.

Also you mention BMW oil, same goes. BMW state that warranty claims could be rejected on the V10 M series engine unless one specific brand is used.
Well said.
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Old 22 February 2007, 08:34   #14
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Well said.
Even though it's wrong?(the warrenty part).
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22.92 for 4 litres

Aladdins Cave Chandlery in Hamble do the Quicksilver DFI oil for 22.92 for 4 litres.

Codders - interesting that you say the Rockoil is "IDENTICAL" to the Quicksilver oil. Are we talking DFI oil or their "Premium" oil. The "Premium" is TCW3.

The Quicksilver DFI oil container that i've just looked at in the chandlery next door does not have any standards marked on it? I wonder what it is?
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Old 28 February 2007, 09:13   #16
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If you want to buy cheap Opti (DFi) oil in Poole, give Neil at Marinautic a call on 01202 678085.

I've just bought some from him for 19.72 + vat for 4 litres.... you may get a better price on boxes of 6!
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205 litre drums are a good way of getting lots but no good if you only need a 30/50 litres a season. I paid 500 or so for a drum last year and the year before 434 plus the dredded vat.
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205 litre drums are a good way of getting lots but no good if you only need a 30/50 litres a season. I paid 500 or so for a drum last year and the year before 434 plus the dredded vat.
Where did you get it from ?

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