Thread: mixing oils
06-30-2009, 09:04 PM #1
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I'm new to the sport, and am trying to learn the ropes. I got the expensive oil recommended by the dealer for my '01 polaris virage txi and '97 seadoo gtx and then found some similar oil at autozone for significantly cheaper. Is there any problem with mixing different brands of oil if they are both synthetic 2 cycle oil?
06-30-2009, 09:20 PM #2
from what i've read there is no harm done by mixing oils of similiar make up. what i do to make sure is i put the two oils half and half in a glass jar and see if they separate. if they mix together your good, if there is a separation between densities than your not good.
07-01-2009, 01:03 AM #3
07-01-2009, 02:01 AM #4
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- near Toronto, Canada
Polaris minimum spec oil is TC-W3 (ashless), and in the fuel injected engines, you want to use a good quality 2-stroke oil that is compatible with fuel and oil injection (your Ficht engine has both). Doesn't have to be Polaris oil, but good quality. Synthetic is better, of course.
My understanding is that API TC oil is not recommended for use in TC-W3 engines, and vice-versa.
Use Sea-Doo compatible oil for Sea-Doo, and TC-W3 or better oil for almost every other brand PWC.
07-02-2009, 06:18 AM #5
I have mixed tons of different oils in my snowmobiles and Sea-Doo's. I will do a "compatability" check before I put the new stuff in the tank however. Only oils I have had issues with are the Bombardier synthetics and Klotz synthetics. Got little gummy worms in the jar.
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