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thanks for reminding me I have to pick up oil,

I think Im sticking with the Yammie LUBE.
Theres something about 2 stroke synthetic mixing with gas that I dont want trust. I mix a 50/50 synthetic/reg.oil in my truck but these 2 strokes havent been using this synthetic stuff too long.
I see penzoil Synthetic is being advertised a lot lately..
jurys still out.
 

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You are right, it's about $20 per gallon. I have switched to using the synthetic blend which can be purchased at Walmart for $10 per gallon. It does burn cleaner. More importantly, a de-carbonizer should be used in the gas with every tank or decarb the engine with a product like motor-tune every 50 hrs. This will truly extend the life of the power head. This is the only way to get the carbon buildup off the piston heads.
 

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$10 a gal, 20 for full synthetic???

WoW!!!! those prices are wild. I pay about 20 a gal. for yamalube. I saw the penzoil synthetic in a boat us flyer for over 30 if memory serves me correctly.
Why isnt there a Wallmart on the south shore, never stepped foot in one, alan
 

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Penzoil FULL synthetic..

is GREAT stuff!!! I've been using it in my 140 evinrude and 15 yamaha for the past three years. My buddy has been doing the same in his 30 mariner(yamaha). It is definitely cleaner burning and easier flowing. What convinced me was doing a test with with the yammie lube and the quicksilver in the jar. I just poured an ounce of each lube in each jar. Then filled the jar with gas. I then swirled it around and the synthetic stuff just mixed much quicker. Its almost like the dino stuff had to be disolved by the gas before it would mix in. I use the penzoil full synthetic which I buy at the new Levitown Walmart or the Uniondale Walmart for $20. They also have it in the walmart on middle country road a little east of No. Ocean Ave. Also if anyone uses their outboard in the colder months, synthetic pours the same regardless of temperature. I say go for it.
 

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I might try it, great test { the ole gas in the jar test }

next you should have lit it on fire to check combustion? he he
ahhh maybe not.
I think Im going to give it a try, the only thing holding me back is my Yamaha is low hr. still under warranty, OMC was rumored in the past not to honer the warrantys if different oil is used, hope Yammie isnt the same. Alan
 

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I was told alot of newer outboards are reccomending synthetic as their mix of choice! I was using EXON superflow reg 2 cyc oil TCW 3 7 bucks a gal. but was informed all 2 cyc oils are not the same, some leave more residue than others. I was also instructed to use an additive to reduce carbon buildup in gas/oil mixes for outboards. Over all if spending a few extra bucks on a better oil reduces engine failure looks like I'm a synthetic kind of guy!
 

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I have to say....

I'm with synthetic all the way. I initially tried it in my 96 Tahoe with 10K miles on it. I switched to Mobil 1 in the engine, transmission, transfer, and front and rear differentials. I run Valvoline synthetic power steering fluid. Its been very good. As for my trnasmission, I also installed a trans temperature gauge to monitor things while towing in hot weather. Synthetic definitely runs cooler. My tranny temp dosent go over 160-160 degrees unless its really hot out with the A/C on. They say longer oil change intervals but I keep it at 3000-3500. Costs a bit more but it dosent break down as easy and flows very smooth in cold weather. That's good for starting up in the winter. Just my 2 cents.
 
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