Thread: Inexpensive Oil Options
08-17-2008, 06:46 PM #1
Inexpensive Oil Options
What is everyone else using? I'd prefer to purchase in gallon size. Full synthetics? Anyone try Citgo TCW3 at $7 a gallon. I still have the oil injection on my ski's. They are used for weekend fun only.
Last edited by rickreeves1; 08-17-2008 at 06:49 PM.
08-17-2008, 07:52 PM #2
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- Oct 2006
- Cleveland OH
No need to run synthetic unless you're highly modified. Run the regular dino oil and save a few bucks. Just make sure it's TWC III rated and enjoy.
I do find it funny that you chose a Corvette for your avatar and want to be cheap on your engine's life blood.
08-18-2008, 12:17 AM #3
08-18-2008, 09:51 AM #4
08-18-2008, 10:01 AM #5
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- Jul 2007
- near Toronto, Canada
I try to avoid Ethanol in gasoline for marine use, especially if it is going to sit in the fuel tank for weeks.
If you are only running it for an hour each week, then you should consider using the better grades of gasoline, and avoiding Ethanol blended fuel.
Your machine sits so much of the time - an important function of the oil is to protect the engine internals from corrosion. Some 2-stroke oils do a better job of corrosion protection. Since you run it so little, the more expensive oils would not make a big change in your weekly running costs.
Do you fog the engine after each week's riding?
08-18-2008, 10:24 AM #6
What are some recomended oil brands I can buy local in gallon size? Price?
Last edited by rickreeves1; 08-18-2008 at 11:14 AM.
08-18-2008, 10:37 AM #7
I use the Penzoil from Walmart. Usually just the dino oil, however I did pick up a gallon of the FS to try this time. Was less than $20 not sure exactly
08-18-2008, 11:05 AM #8
Any opinions on Lucas semi synthetic oil? That's what I've been using for the past year or so. The store I get it from only has it in quart sizes and they are expensive. I found it online for $18 shipped.
08-18-2008, 11:12 AM #9
I agree with K447 here. The better synthetic oil would benefit your water crafts engine. If you compare the prices of all the synthetics you'll find Amsoil is very competitive and always considered one of the better synthetics you can buy.
If you total the difference in Dino oil and Amsoil per year, I'll bet it's less than 50 bucks. Isn't your aging Polaris worth 50 bucks??
If you're letting your watercraft sit with water in the exhaust system you really should be fogging that bad boy after the weekend.
08-18-2008, 11:17 AM #10
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- Sep 2006
Ever heard the term "Pay me know or pay us later"
I agree with ph2ocraft and K447, use the better oil and forget about working on it and ride that ski hassle free!!
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