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    Yamalube

    I currently run my 2006 GP1300R on yamalube 2-W oil as is recommended by manufactuer. I still have the Cat fitted.
    Is it okay to run it on yamalabe 2-M or is this likely to cause any problems??



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    while you still have the cat con just stick to the 2w mate

    the m is for non cat con engines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bren View Post
    while you still have the cat con just stick to the 2w mate

    the m is for non cat con engines.
    I have drained oil tanks to premix stock boats and seen 2M in the tank

    2M is formulated for outboards...

    yes recommended to stick with the 2W

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    ...one thing that surfaced thru a recent thread on this was that the API criteria rating (American Petrol. Ins, I think) which is used for Yamalube and certain Quicksilver PWC formula's is that it is different from NMMA's TCW-3 rating criteria. That API stuff is thicker. So if using it as a pre-mix, I think some carb'd ski's without injection may or may not perform as well.

    Just another thought.

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    since quicksilver was mentioned... which one is equvilant to yamalube w3? there are three different quicksilver at my auto sotre? I still have cat con too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pres319 View Post
    since quicksilver was mentioned... which one is equvilant to yamalube w3? there are three different quicksilver at my auto sotre? I still have cat con too.

    The one that is more expensive/'pink' label:

    http://www.marinepowerservice.com/Bo...ctID/45036.cfm

    PS; I'm assuming you're reffering to the 2-W equal. Otherwise Yamalube 2-M would be the TCW-3 equal.

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    the answer to this may be to technical for me but whats the difference? besides $10-12 a gallon? My problem is I dont have a dealer nearby that sells yamalube, but i do have a wally world! they sell all three kinds plus others. I have used the "premium" quicksilver (TCW-3) in ski's I have owned in the past with no problems. Are Yamaha engines special? I guess I should search.....but advice would be appreciated.

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    ...the 'pink' label Mercury Quicksilver sold at Wally world, that I linked to you above, is the one you want if you have a Catcon, which is also equal to the yamalube 2-W. It is used for craft w/emmision controls/Catcon's. It's a heaver viscose. You MUST use it on most stock catcon watercraft. Some Seadoo's use it also. It's an API rating system. TCW-3 is a whole nother animal/rating system from NMMA for 2-stroke/outboards, pwc's without catcons, etc...

    There are those here more technically astute that can answer you better.
    Hope that helps some.

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    guess i better start using pink label!

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