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Old 23 June 2015, 16:25   #1
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Tcw3 oil

I use Quicksilver at approx, 32 per 4 litre bottle, I have seen cheaper variations, all state that they are TCW3.

Is there a difference ??

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Well they all meet the same international standard - TCW3, which is usually all the engine maker specifies (unless you have an Etec with special desires!).

Since mercury / yamaha etc don't own any oil refineries they are just relabelling it. If they were adding special additives there would be marketing claims splashed across the bottle.
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Poly, I have a Etec, but I have the special desire,,not to fook up the engine !!

Simple really. so any TCW3 derivative is ok ?
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yeah, go to your local oil supplier and buy 20litre drums of the stuff - thats what i do, been using opus for last few years (not in etec though)
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Poly, I have a Etec, but I have the special desire,,not to fook up the engine !!

Simple really. so any TCW3 derivative is ok ?
I'm more of a simple tech person. Presumably you have the engine set for TCW3 already. There are some super fancy (i.e. expensive) etec oils around - but if your engine is set for them you shouldn't use bog standard TCW3 - as I understand it.
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As long as the engine is NOT set to use XD100, then any TCW3 oil is fine.
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I use Morris Aquamax which is a TCW3. Last can I bought was at Trago Mills & was 28.99 for 5 litres.
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Can get 25 litre drums for 89 on ebay. After using 1st drum engine still fine...
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