Valvoline Marine & Auto oils cheap at Supercheap

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Re: Valvoline Marine & Auto oils cheap at Supercheap

Postby repspec » Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:21 am

from someone who stands next to outboards all day...the better oils (mercury/quicksilver, yamalube, Etec oils) are the best. They tend to smoke less, smell less and burn better (2 stroke oils)
The cheaper oils smoke more and smell worse.

I use mercury tcw3 in my whipper snipper (i have access to our shop fuel) and after 2 or so years, it clogged up the muffler on it. My brother has the same whipper snipper and uses sthil oil and no dramas (both similar uses)



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Re: Valvoline Marine & Auto oils cheap at Supercheap

Postby Nude up » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:09 am

smile0784 wrote:
Nude up wrote:I am not a fan of valvoline motor oil smells like its reclaimed motor oil


I been using it for a while now since i bought 4 bottles when on special at bcf a year or so ago for both boats.
Cant really vouch for the smell issue but then dont pay that much attention to it.

I didnt know oil changes exhaust smell changes when it burns up in engine.

Ill start the boat up and see if i can smell the difference.
But is it worth the price difference just for a little smell difference?


Been using it in thw mower, whipper snipper and chain saw with out any issues.
Who else does this?


Sorry I was talking about engine oil not two stroke oil.

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Re: Valvoline Marine & Auto oils cheap at Supercheap

Postby purple5ive » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:22 am

repspec wrote:from someone who stands next to outboards all day...the better oils (mercury/quicksilver, yamalube, Etec oils) are the best. They tend to smoke less, smell less and burn better (2 stroke oils)
The cheaper oils smoke more and smell worse.

I use mercury tcw3 in my whipper snipper (i have access to our shop fuel) and after 2 or so years, it clogged up the muffler on it. My brother has the same whipper snipper and uses sthil oil and no dramas (both similar uses)


ive been told the same, the more expensive ones smoke less.
but what i dont understand is they are all confirming to TCW3 standards or more so how does it end up smoking a lot more than the $$$ ones.

ps anyone in the industry get good discounts on 2 stroke oil, im all ears... :-D
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Re: Valvoline Marine & Auto oils cheap at Supercheap

Postby smile0784 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:30 am

Nude up wrote:
smile0784 wrote:
Nude up wrote:I am not a fan of valvoline motor oil smells like its reclaimed motor oil


I been using it for a while now since i bought 4 bottles when on special at bcf a year or so ago for both boats.
Cant really vouch for the smell issue but then dont pay that much attention to it.

I didnt know oil changes exhaust smell changes when it burns up in engine.

Ill start the boat up and see if i can smell the difference.
But is it worth the price difference just for a little smell difference?


Been using it in thw mower, whipper snipper and chain saw with out any issues.
Who else does this?


Sorry I was talking about engine oil not two stroke oil.


Ah ok got it now

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Re: Valvoline Marine & Auto oils cheap at Supercheap

Postby smile0784 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:40 am

purple5ive wrote:
repspec wrote:from someone who stands next to outboards all day...the better oils (mercury/quicksilver, yamalube, Etec oils) are the best. They tend to smoke less, smell less and burn better (2 stroke oils)
The cheaper oils smoke more and smell worse.

I use mercury tcw3 in my whipper snipper (i have access to our shop fuel) and after 2 or so years, it clogged up the muffler on it. My brother has the same whipper snipper and uses sthil oil and no dramas (both similar uses)


ive been told the same, the more expensive ones smoke less.
but what i dont understand is they are all confirming to TCW3 standards or more so how does it end up smoking a lot more than the $$$ ones.

ps anyone in the industry get good discounts on 2 stroke oil, im all ears... :-D


Does it change with change with how the motor uses the oil?
Better motors use it better there for less smoke etc
Dont know just asking

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Re: Valvoline Marine & Auto oils cheap at Supercheap

Postby purple5ive » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:42 am

dont now, mine doesnt smoke that badly, only when it struggles to start in the cold times and you have to crank it for a while it smokes a bit. apart from that its actually good. but i use mercury 2 stroke oil in it
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Re: Valvoline Marine & Auto oils cheap at Supercheap

Postby repspec » Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:17 pm

different engines burn the oil differently it would appear...well to me anyway. You can pick a motor thats using less quality oils...and then see a difference once the oil has been changed.
Same with old fuel to new fuel.

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Re: Valvoline Marine & Auto oils cheap at Supercheap

Postby drew 2 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:35 pm

There is a difference between oil for water cooled 2 strokes and air cooled 2strokes.
TCW-3 means Two Cycle Water Cooled,the 3 means 3rd generation,ie "supposedly smokeless"
Air cooled 2 stroke motor oils are generally an API and or JASO standard,which from memory is an american or japanese standard for motorbike oils.

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Re: Valvoline Marine & Auto oils cheap at Supercheap

Postby smile0784 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:25 pm

drew 2 wrote:There is a difference between oil for water cooled 2 strokes and air cooled 2strokes.
TCW-3 means Two Cycle Water Cooled,the 3 means 3rd generation,ie "supposedly smokeless"
Air cooled 2 stroke motor oils are generally an API and or JASO standard,which from memory is an american or japanese standard for motorbike oils.


Now im just more confused lol

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Re: Valvoline Marine & Auto oils cheap at Supercheap

Postby drew 2 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:00 pm

Basically it means if the water pump sh*ts itself on your out board motor and stop's pumping water,take the cowl off the motor and switch to air cooled 2 stroke motor oil and all will be good ;-) You'll get home safely and win a darwin award :victory:



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