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    Can I change oil from Quicksilver to Yamalube?

    I purchased this ski a few months ago and the person who had it before me ran Quicksilver oil instead of Yamalube. I have always heard that running Yamalube would keep your ski running much longer. My question is, if it has quicksilver already in it can I swap to Yamalube and mix the oils? If not what should I do?


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    Ive mixed oils, Yamalube/Lucas, Lucas/Motul, Motul/Repsol. BUT that doesnt mean that I didnt do any damage.

    heres how you can be sure. pour QS and yamalube in a clear cup, swirl it, and see if in a week the oils have seperated. I never did the experiment with yamalube but i know MOTUL stayed mixed with the other two oils. Next im gonna see if MOTUL/Klotz stays mixed.

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    Yamalube sux from what I hear....

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleeplessnMS View Post
    Yamalube sux from what I hear....
    LOL, Rich calls it YamaGLUE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neowind View Post
    I purchased this ski a few months ago and the person who had it before me ran Quicksilver oil instead of Yamalube. I have always heard that running Yamalube would keep your ski running much longer. My question is, if it has quicksilver already in it can I swap to Yamalube and mix the oils? If not what should I do?
    how about changing from quicksilver to amsoil instead

    later cd

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    So would you consider Quicksilver worse or better than Yamalube? Quicksilver is the Walmart PWC oil.

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    You can find Quiksilver at most Walmarts but its a Merc product. I run it in my gp800 w/no probs. I was told that they mix well but can't personally confirm since I went to premix at the same time I went to Quiksilver full synthetic. The reason I switched was due to the crud left on my powervalves when I was running Yamalube.

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    I was searching for Oetiker clamps as they seem impossible to get hold of in the UK (at the small size end of the market) and I came across this on one of the threads from Mr.Waverunner.
    I've always been a Mercury fan and have been using Quicksilver for 30 years in boats and now ski's, and I've always been impressed with the clean burn characteristics when I've done any top-end rebuild work. Anyway, this is what he posted:Quote
    "I filled up the oil tank with Penzoil, but there was some Yamalube on the tank. I though never was going to be a problem. It created gunk that will clog the oil pump. That's what I found when I clean up my pump prior to install these clamps.
    Make sure you clean up the oil lines and the pump.
    Never mix Yamalube with any other oil.
    My son now use ONLY Penzoil from Walmart and works great.
    Hope it helps! "
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    Quote Originally Posted by pauladave View Post
    I was searching for Oetiker clamps as they seem impossible to get hold of in the UK (at the small size end of the market) and I came across this on one of the threads from Mr.Waverunner.
    I've always been a Mercury fan and have been using Quicksilver for 30 years in boats and now ski's, and I've always been impressed with the clean burn characteristics when I've done any top-end rebuild work. Anyway, this is what he posted:Quote
    "I filled up the oil tank with Penzoil, but there was some Yamalube on the tank. I though never was going to be a problem. It created gunk that will clog the oil pump. That's what I found when I clean up my pump prior to install these clamps.
    Make sure you clean up the oil lines and the pump.
    Never mix Yamalube with any other oil.
    My son now use ONLY Penzoil from Walmart and works great.
    Hope it helps! "
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    no cat......no probs....just run the majority of the old stuff out.

    the rest is invalid opinion with biased thought.

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    mix the oils in a cup, then you can see for yourself instead of trusting what other people (including myself) tell you.

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