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#11914096 - 11/02/16 08:55 PM 2 Stroke Oil Help
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I have a 1996 Johnson Fast Strike and I am thinking of switching to a synthetic or synthetic blend 2 stroke oil. Two questions, what is the recommended brand and I would assume I need to clean out the old oil from the tank and start fresh with the new, yes? Thanks!


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#11914414 - 11/03/16 05:55 AM Re: 2 Stroke Oil Help [Re: jackson_ranger]
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#11914434 - 11/03/16 06:38 AM Re: 2 Stroke Oil Help [Re: jackson_ranger]
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I have been running Lucas , my engine is loving it.
I get it at Academy for 34.00 a gallon synthetic blend.
I run 50 to 1 mix , one thing you will see is less smoke and a smoother running engine.
If you have a oil injection I would take the time to clean out the tank and start fresh.
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#11915213 - 11/03/16 01:11 PM Re: 2 Stroke Oil Help [Re: jackson_ranger]
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I have a friend who builds racing/bass boats engines and has for over 35 years. He recommends an oil with a high ash content for older engines such as Pennzoil XLF. It is a synthetic blend and is much cheaper than others out there. He also states all oils that have a TCW-3 rating are nearly the same!

P.S. He knows his oil, he was 93-94 world champion outboard drag racer sponsored by an oil company!
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#11915547 - 11/03/16 04:30 PM Re: 2 Stroke Oil Help [Re: Bulletman99]
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Originally Posted By: Bulletman99
I have a friend who builds racing/bass boats engines and has for over 35 years. He recommends an oil with a high ash content for older engines such as Pennzoil XLF. It is a synthetic blend and is much cheaper than others out there. He also states all oils that have a TCW-3 rating are nearly the same!

P.S. He knows his oil, he was 93-94 world champion outboard drag racer sponsored by an oil company!


Thanks for the INFO, I can get pennzoil just about anywhere.
I may just give it a try.
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#11915714 - 11/03/16 06:07 PM Re: 2 Stroke Oil Help [Re: jackson_ranger]
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I have a 96 fast strike 175, worked over and putting out about 220 at the prop.

I run pennzoil full synthetic or the blend of syn/oil at 50:1, I premix so I also add some extra for added safety.

before you do change I recommend a decarb. 2 cans of seafoam in 3 gals of gas/oil mix (or just the gas if your vro is still hooked up) and let idle for 15 mins. shut down and let it sit about 3 hrs. repeat then let sit overnight, go out next day and run it like ya stole it till gas is gone then fill up with one can seafoam to 20 gals. gas.

you will like the results.

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#11916004 - 11/03/16 08:25 PM Re: 2 Stroke Oil Help [Re: hopalong]
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Originally Posted By: hopalong
I have a 96 fast strike 175, worked over and putting out about 220 at the prop.

I run pennzoil full synthetic or the blend of syn/oil at 50:1, I premix so I also add some extra for added safety.

before you do change I recommend a decarb. 2 cans of seafoam in 3 gals of gas/oil mix (or just the gas if your vro is still hooked up) and let idle for 15 mins. shut down and let it sit about 3 hrs. repeat then let sit overnight, go out next day and run it like ya stole it till gas is gone then fill up with one can seafoam to 20 gals. gas.

you will like the results.



Thanks for the info I wish I had that motor on my boat!
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#11916007 - 11/03/16 08:27 PM Re: 2 Stroke Oil Help [Re: jackson_ranger]
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Thanks Bulletman99 and papa@fork!
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#11917348 - 11/04/16 05:30 PM Re: 2 Stroke Oil Help [Re: jackson_ranger]
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Originally Posted By: jackson_ranger
Originally Posted By: hopalong
I have a 96 fast strike 175, worked over and putting out about 220 at the prop.

I run pennzoil full synthetic or the blend of syn/oil at 50:1, I premix so I also add some extra for added safety.

before you do change I recommend a decarb. 2 cans of seafoam in 3 gals of gas/oil mix (or just the gas if your vro is still hooked up) and let idle for 15 mins. shut down and let it sit about 3 hrs. repeat then let sit overnight, go out next day and run it like ya stole it till gas is gone then fill up with one can seafoam to 20 gals. gas.

you will like the results.



Thanks for the info I wish I had that motor on my boat!


may be selling the boat to upgrade in a couple months. if ya get around fishermans cove on a weekend look for me, trailer is in back of the motel, dark copper 14 f150.
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#11917926 - 11/05/16 06:20 AM Re: 2 Stroke Oil Help [Re: jackson_ranger]
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I just changed my 95 150 over to XLF no problems at all I'm still running VRO smokes a lot less

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#11919262 - 11/05/16 11:10 PM Re: 2 Stroke Oil Help [Re: hopalong]
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Originally Posted By: hopalong
Originally Posted By: jackson_ranger
Originally Posted By: hopalong
I have a 96 fast strike 175, worked over and putting out about 220 at the prop.

I run pennzoil full synthetic or the blend of syn/oil at 50:1, I premix so I also add some extra for added safety.

before you do change I recommend a decarb. 2 cans of seafoam in 3 gals of gas/oil mix (or just the gas if your vro is still hooked up) and let idle for 15 mins. shut down and let it sit about 3 hrs. repeat then let sit overnight, go out next day and run it like ya stole it till gas is gone then fill up with one can seafoam to 20 gals. gas.

you will like the results.



Thanks for the info I wish I had that motor on my boat!


may be selling the boat to upgrade in a couple months. if ya get around fishermans cove on a weekend look for me, trailer is in back of the motel, dark copper 14 f150.


Damn, I was just out there a couple weeks ago. It might be a bit before I get out that way again, but if I do, I'll holler at ya.
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