Thread: What's the best oil in the STX?
08-11-2007, 10:59 PM #1
What's the best oil in the STX?
Just got a 99 900STX...what's the best oil to use? Sorry if this is ridiculous sounding, but I have a 95 SPI (SeaDoo Mineral Oil) and a 99 GTX RFI (SeaDoo Full Synthetic...plus a small amount to lube me up at the cashier).
So ...just wondering if the Kawa is as oil particular as the SeaDoos?
08-12-2007, 06:09 AM #2
tcw3 outboard oil, i ran it with 300+ hours and over 10 complete engine submerges
don't waste your money on the fancy stuff on that ski
08-12-2007, 11:21 AM #3
Good deal, thanks for the info any particular brand you choose or just the cheapest? When you say "that ski"...do you think the STX 900 isn't a good one? Just wondering because I don't know anything about the Kawa other than there's quite a few on the lake where we ride, one is a yellow STX...they all seem good...don't seem to be working on them on the bank as much as I do the SeaDoos we have.
08-13-2007, 06:58 PM #4
You should be using a API TC synthetic in the Sea-Doo.
08-13-2007, 10:29 PM #5
08-20-2007, 09:17 AM #6
as far as oil goes i use 100 percent sythetic in mine,always have.with the non sythetic with the straight rate pump,you get alot of smoke and load up in no wake zones.the sythetic smokes less and basicly no load up even in extended no wake zones.brand wise ive noticed no difference as far as performance goes,ive used penzoil,redline.same great results.
08-21-2007, 02:39 PM #7
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08-21-2007, 09:39 PM #8
HAHA...yea, well I suppose since I'm a DOOer also, maybe they will cut me some slack. I've learned to fix alot of things on them, that's for sure...local shop told my buddy his 02 GTI had "serious problems...motor might need rebuild sinc ethe shaft won't turn" what it needed was #1) a new battery and #2 a little nudge to get the starter bendix out of the flywheel where from low battery start attempt...I charged him "dinner" for my wife and I with him and his...they guestimated about $1800.00
Glad to hear its a good ski, I really like it so far.
08-29-2007, 07:35 AM #9
i just mean that ski (900 stx) i used to own one and never bought an engine part for it in 300 hours of rental service with many submerges
08-29-2007, 10:36 AM #10
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