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    Re-man engine, what oil?

    I've just fitted a re-man motor into a 2000 ZXI 1100. Which is a good oil to use for the break in period? I know i need to avoid synthetics, and that's all that seems to be available in stores here. Also, after that, any opinions on the best oil to use? I've deleted the oil injection and gone to pre-mix. I've read different threads on what ratio to use, most say 50:1, others say 40:1???? Any help is appreciated.


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    you can use any tcw-3, 2 stroke engine oil. yamalube is fine and available at any boating store. i use Maxima superM premix for stock motors or maxima castor 927 for race motors.

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    I had an opportunity to buy some kawasaki jet ski 2 cycle racing oil for $1 per Pint but it does not say TCW-3. It says it is good in all kawasaki 2 cycle engines but I can't get past the lack of designation. I also came across some Mercury Racing 2 cycle oil without the TCW-3 designation for even cheaper. Any thoughts? I have a 1999 Ultra 150.

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    Try the penzoil synthetic blend $12.83 a gallon at walmart. It is tcw-3 spec.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shelby427uk View Post
    I've just fitted a re-man motor into a 2000 ZXI 1100. Which is a good oil to use for the break in period? I know i need to avoid synthetics, and that's all that seems to be available in stores here. Also, after that, any opinions on the best oil to use? I've deleted the oil injection and gone to pre-mix. I've read different threads on what ratio to use, most say 50:1, others say 40:1???? Any help is appreciated.
    Why avoid the synthetics? I am about to start up my new rebuilt engine and wonder why the film strength of a synthetic would not be awesome? Is it about break in of rings?

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