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#11227757 - 11/16/15 05:54 PM should i switch oil?
TtownBassDude Offline
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Registered: 05/31/10
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i have a 2001 yamaha 225 and have always used YAMALUBE. its so hard to find so should i switch to a different brand or order this from amazon? its not the same bottle that i've bought from academy.

http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-LUB-2STRK-W1-04-Yamalube-Watercraft-2-stroke/dp/B002GU4SFU/ref=pd_sim_263_6?ie=UTF8&dpID=41X4AKajmRL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&refRID=001XKZJKSV1SFFZTSHH3


Edited by TtownBassDude (11/16/15 05:57 PM)

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#11227762 - 11/16/15 05:57 PM Re: should i switch oil? [Re: TtownBassDude]
snickers Online   content
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Registered: 05/08/09
Posts: 3935
Walmart oil will work just fine. or use quick silver 19 bucks a gallon at walmart.

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#11227775 - 11/16/15 06:02 PM Re: should i switch oil? [Re: TtownBassDude]
TtownBassDude Offline
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ok im just scared to switch oil brands after 14 years but its getting so dang hard to find.

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#11227801 - 11/16/15 06:14 PM Re: should i switch oil? [Re: TtownBassDude]
Brian McCarty Offline
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Registered: 05/28/03
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Loc: Dallas, TX
I wouldn't change your oil after using it that long...just me!

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#11227818 - 11/16/15 06:22 PM Re: should i switch oil? [Re: TtownBassDude]
SkeeterDon Offline
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I switched to pennzoil back in 2009, and was just fine. I too was having difficulty finding it so I made the switch after lots of research. And every academy carries it.

I have a 2002 ox 66
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#11227855 - 11/16/15 06:38 PM Re: should i switch oil? [Re: TtownBassDude]
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Just switched to Pennzoil from Yamalube and the motor ran like a top first time out. Make the switch, doesn't matter.
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#11228143 - 11/16/15 08:19 PM Re: should i switch oil? [Re: TtownBassDude]
Bossbowman Offline
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Registered: 03/14/05
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Loc: Hill county
I get less carbon deposits around the exhaust with quicksilver than yamalube, its a noticeable difference, I can only assume the inside of the engine is the same. I've always run a cocktail of ring free and fuel stabilizer in every tank and the yamalube was still very sooty.


Edited by Bossbowman (11/17/15 09:46 AM)

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#11228192 - 11/16/15 08:31 PM Re: should i switch oil? [Re: Brian McCarty]
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Originally Posted By: Brian McCarty
I wouldn't change your oil after using it that long...just me!


Haha. I read this thread a second time. And noticed that you suggest to NOT change the oil. I know what you meant. I just found it funny "verbatim".

But yes. I agree with B McC. If the oil brand you have been using all this time works, don't change brands. Also, as odd as it sounds, some engines, after years of using one brand/weight of oil, seem to react badly with a change. As in the rings and bearings tend to wear rapidly after an abrupt change. I personally don't know this as fact, but it is what I have heard from companies such as Mobil. They could have an agenda. I don't know. But, again, don't fix it if it ain't broken.
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#11228271 - 11/16/15 09:00 PM Re: should i switch oil? [Re: TtownBassDude]
TtownBassDude Offline
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Registered: 05/31/10
Posts: 787
so do you guys run ring free?

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#11228352 - 11/16/15 09:40 PM Re: should i switch oil? [Re: TtownBassDude]
whnigt Offline
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Registered: 04/01/04
Posts: 1273
Loc: Troy, Tx.
Have same motor year model. I run Yamalube with ring free and fuel stabilizer in every tank. If you can get together with some other guys and buy a 55 gallon drum and split it up. I do that with 3-4 other people. We have enough oil to last all year.


Edited by whnigt (11/16/15 09:40 PM)

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#11228541 - 11/17/15 04:48 AM Re: should i switch oil? [Re: TtownBassDude]
MtnHm203 Offline
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Registered: 01/12/09
Posts: 448
Go here:
Domo online -Yamaha 2M oil

Just order it online - it'll come right to your front door

laugh

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#11228940 - 11/17/15 09:06 AM Re: should i switch oil? [Re: TtownBassDude]
Undertaker56 Offline
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Registered: 04/28/14
Posts: 247
Loc: San Angelo Tx
Penzoil synthetic is all I use...
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#11229190 - 11/17/15 11:08 AM Re: should i switch oil? [Re: TtownBassDude]
TSpencer Offline
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Registered: 01/16/03
Posts: 248

I have had a 2001 Vmax 225 since new. It has many many hours. I have used every TCW3 oil under the sun. Guess what??... It runs darn near as good as day one. I'm currently using Pennzoil Premium Plus.

I've always used Seafoam though.

Also, don't think that a $35 dollar oil is better than a $20 oil like Pennzoil Premium Plus just because of the price. If the manufacturers put their label on Pennzoil it would cost $30 to $40 also. They would put "recommended" in their owners manual and the rest would be history.

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#11229287 - 11/17/15 11:55 AM Re: should i switch oil? [Re: TSpencer]
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Loc: Prosper, TX
I've ran quicksilver premium plus in my yamaha ever since it blew up on yamalube. Eight years now, knock on wood.
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#11229309 - 11/17/15 12:05 PM Re: should i switch oil? [Re: TtownBassDude]
gary purdy Offline
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Change it to Pennzoil Premium Plus w/Sea Foam in the fuel.
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