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Old 06 September 2008, 10:07   #1
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optimax dfi oil -price increase due

Just been out to get some more oil & fuel stabiliser ( end of the 'summer' ) and been told ALL quicksliver lubricants/ oils etc are due to have a 25% price increase at the end of October !

Anyone know if this 100% true? If so why on earth is it justified ? Maybe an opportunity to stock up at Southampton boat show or local stockists ?
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Also told the same by local dealer ,prices going up!!!!!!!!!
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Just been out to get some more oil & fuel stabiliser ( end of the 'summer' ) and been told ALL quicksliver lubricants/ oils etc are due to have a 25% price increase at the end of October !

Anyone know if this 100% true? If so why on earth is it justified ? Maybe an opportunity to stock up at Southampton boat show or local stockists ?
Out of interest what did you pay for a can of oil ?
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About 27 I think . I try not to think about it too much !
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About 27 I think . I try not to think about it too much !
That must be used chip fat. XD100 is 11/ltr as an Etec requires the highest quality fully synthetic two stroke oil.

Has anyone tried Spry Crisp and Dry in an Opti?
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Thats why E-tecs are so 'cheap' to run ! Luckily the optis dont need such liquid gold - just the 'special ' dfi oil , but will actually run on normal 2 stroke oil - just not as well. I thought 27 was not too bad. I reckon I burn about 50 worth in a summer.
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Old 06 September 2008, 15:22   #7
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False Economy?

"but will actually run on normal 2 stroke oil - just not as well" - call me old fashioned but I like my engine to be running as well as possible - especially when I am out at sea!

I saw a compressor (900 worth) that was broken at the rib shop last time I was in there, guy had used cheaper oil. Amazes me why people try to save a few quid and risk damaging an expensive engine. IMHO
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"but will actually run on normal 2 stroke oil - just not as well" - call me old fashioned but I like my engine to be running as well as possible - especially when I am out at sea!

I saw a compressor (900 worth) that was broken at the rib shop last time I was in there, guy had used cheaper oil. Amazes me why people try to save a few quid and risk damaging an expensive engine. IMHO
And of course if he had used expensive oil the compressor would be fine...............
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The XD50 oil that I buy has gone up 2 since last time I bought it and is now 30
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And of course if he had used expensive oil the compressor would be fine...............

Here we go again.......
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Old 07 September 2008, 15:05   #11
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And of course if he had used expensive oil the compressor would be fine...............
Who knows....but my point is....is it worth the risk - answer NO! - I agree that we are all being taken for a ride but wake up and smell the coffee time. We spend a shed full of money on a boat and engine and then whine on about a few quid. If you can't stand the heat or expense then buy a rowing boat!

Rant over....
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The XD50 oil that I buy has gone up 2 since last time I bought it and is now 30
2 - and how much has a tank of fuel gone up...... you can't even buy a pint of beer for 2 (unless you are in wales of course!) 8-)

are we jumping up and down about fuel prices (not really)

even if it was 2 each time you took your boat out then that's not really a drama..but it's not.. food has gone up much more than that..

Lets get a reality check here..stuff (everything) has gone up loads...and boats bit aren't any different..same shipping costs, same staffing costs etc.. etc..
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That must be used chip fat. XD100 is 11/ltr as an Etec requires the highest quality fully synthetic two stroke oil.

Has anyone tried Spry Crisp and Dry in an Opti?
are you enjoying paying 11 per ltr for that stuff then? makes opti oil sound cheap!

did you use spry in your opti?

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the amount i use it's no real drama to be honest. I'm more p*ssed about the price of diesel for the car 100 for a tank full compared with <70 quid last year - thats a rip off!
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the amount i use it's no real drama to be honest. I'm more p*ssed about the price of diesel for the car 100 for a tank full compared with <70 quid last year - thats a rip off!

Yep.

Scary thing is, it costs me more in diesel to tow the boat to anywhere other than the Solent than it does in petrol for the boat.
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Yep.

Scary thing is, it costs me more in diesel to tow the boat to anywhere other than the Solent than it does in petrol for the boat.
You need to get off the pontoon more

You need to try a Scillies weekend from where I live
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You need to get off the pontoon more

You need to try a Scillies weekend from where I live
Or to Lizard Point from where I live.
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Or to Lizard Point from where I live.
But doing the clockwise route around the UK was probably poor navigation with hindsight!
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