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Old 03 September 2011, 02:22   #1
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two stroke oil for Evinrude 90

All advice very welcome

I have had problems with my ETEC the local dealer is recommending we use their two stroke oil instead of the generic stuff our fuel station supplies. Is this good advice or are they just trying to profiteer out of us

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Old 03 September 2011, 04:19   #2
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I have always run XD100 through my E-tecs. It is expensive but it is very good stuff. If you are running XD100 you can get the dealer to set the engine to run on a lower oil setting that will use less so even though its more pricey to start with you use less of it.

If you want to run a cheaper oil then use XD50 however make sure you are not set to run on low oil as this will damage the engine...
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I have had problems with my ETEC
Out of interest, what problems have you been having?
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Chris thanks for the advice, we had a fuel injector and fuel pump fail over a very short timespan. Although the engine is only four years old it has done well over 3000 hours
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I agree with Chris on the oil. However, oil wouldn't have contributed to the injector & fuel pump failure. If that's the only problem you've had in 3000 hours, you ain't done bad
On the "ordinary setting" i.e TCW3 you can use any good quality TCW3 certified oil. For ultimate protection, use XD100 on the TCW3 setting. In your heavy usage situation this might be the way to go.

PS which fuel pump failed, the low or high pressure?
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For ultimate protection, use XD100 on the TCW3 setting.
That's what I'm doing on mine
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I was told that MP3 Sport Outboard Marine Engine Oil was the best and have had no problems with it! I get it from OILS U NEED. You can contact Joe on 01254433391. It cost me 28.09 inc. vat and first class delivery for 5Ltrs. Hope this is of help. Mark
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I was told that MP3 Sport Outboard Marine Engine Oil was the best and have had no problems with it! I get it from OILS U NEED. You can contact Joe on 01254433391. It cost me 28.09 inc. vat and first class delivery for 5Ltrs. Hope this is of help. Mark
XD100 isn't much dearer than that from Mike Vincent at South Coast Marine in Christchurch

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Out of interest how do you know what your oil your engine is set to run on?
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Out of interest how do you know what your oil your engine is set to run on?
If you have the software, it will tell you. Failing that, if it has been set by the dealer it should have a sticker on the helm & a yellow tag on the fuel line under the cowl stating the engine is set to run on xd100

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