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Old 04-03-2010, 09:52 AM   #1
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With the high increasing prices on 2 cycle oil, what kind are you guys using? What price are you paying and where are you buying? Do you think the new Pennzoil is good? It seems to be the cheapest I've seen.
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Old 04-03-2010, 10:00 AM   #2
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i have used the penzoil for a few years now,and i have no problems with it. after all ,if penzoill can't make a good oil then who can? kmart has it for $20 a gallon . my local walmart has it for $15 a gallon. good luck finding it.
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Old 04-06-2010, 09:32 AM   #3
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I have a 200 hp optimax I only use Merc DFI oil as called for I take my containers to Vics cheapest by far
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Old 04-06-2010, 09:57 AM   #4
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I have a 70 Johnson and it runs perfectly fine with the Pennzoil...$15 at Wal Mart as stated.
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Old 04-06-2010, 11:15 AM   #5
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What does Vic's charge to fill a gallon of DFI? thanks.
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Old 04-06-2010, 11:28 AM   #6
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herea a link to quicksilver tcw 3 for $18.00 a gallon in the cleveland area. http://cleveland.craigslist.org/boa/1678340794.html
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Old 04-06-2010, 11:32 AM   #7
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Any oil is better than no oil at all!

As long as the oil meets or exceeds the spec set forth by your engine mfg, what difference does it make other than to your wallet?
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Old 04-08-2010, 08:52 PM   #8
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thanks guys for all the replies. And yeah I agree KaGee, and I'm looking for the right price....*L*... I do alot of boating so I'm looking for a deal. Here a few weeks ago BassPro had Pennzoil for $11 something during the spring sale and I missed it. I'm in Dayton and use to be a marina here that sold Evinrude if you had the containers for about $15. I'm always looking for a deal.
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Old 04-10-2010, 12:45 PM   #9
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$20.00 a gallon for Evinrude XD30 at Dayton Boat Store if you bring your own jug. Their number is 937-278-9511
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Old 04-10-2010, 05:33 PM   #10
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Meijers carries the gallon size Pennzoil 2 cycle oil for something like $14, it's the best price around, I always buy from there. They also have a great price on the pennzoil lower unit lube, I think it's around $5 per quart which is a great price as well.
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Old 04-13-2010, 11:46 AM   #11
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Good reports guys but I was really hoping for cheaper...*L*... oh well, beggers can't be choosy. I run a 150 Johnson so it's not easy on gas/oil. Maybe about 10 of us should go together and order a drum and split it. Just a thought
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I've always been a firm believer that if you run a Yamaha, use yamaha's oil. If you have a Merc, run Merc's oil, ect........

The manufacturer is covering the motor during the warranty period, so their not going to put their name on junk oil

If I spend big bucks on a motor, and they tell me to use oil XYZ, I'm going to run XYZ.

You most likely spent a good deal of dough on the motor, why try to save a few bucks on oil?

I used eight gallons of oil last season. If I found El Cheapo Premium for $3 less than my Merc oil, I would have saved $24 and chanced an oil related failure.

I also take empty jugs to Vic's and buy the oil in bulk.
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Old 04-15-2010, 08:42 AM   #13
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I agree with Het,when I had a Merc,it was Merc Premium Plus.Now with the Yamaha its Yamalube.
I'll pay a little more per gallon just for peice of mind I guess. I would rather spend $100 a year extra on oil rather than shell out $15-$20K for a new outboard.

I know plenty of people who use the Penzoil with no trouble at all,but I just can't do it.

I also heard a top notch marine mechanic call Penzoil........"death in a jug". Go figure!
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Old 04-15-2010, 09:13 AM   #14
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i use pennzoil in all my old evinrudes and johnsons !
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Old 04-15-2010, 12:29 PM   #15
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I get mine from DOMO-ONLINE. XD-30, three gals @ $22 a gal. Quick shipping.
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Old 04-17-2010, 09:13 PM   #16
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Tried to use another oil other than Merc. in my 90hp. It cost me $350 to have my carbs rebuilt. Was told by marine mechanic it was the other oil that caused it. Went back to Merc. only and haven't had any trouble sense, thats been about 8 years ago. I have to pay $32.95 a gallon at my local dealer but its the only Merc. supplier around here. It works flawlessly so I pay the price. Ouch!
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A Johnson rep told me when I got my Johnson that their oil had the right addatives for their engines and other oil was different.Sheds light on above post.
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Old 04-19-2010, 10:20 PM   #18
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So I should run the XD 30 in a 73' Johnson Seahorse 25HP?? Its going in on Wednesday to get the carb done and new lines and all, so i want to start it out right.
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I only use Mercury DFI oil for my opti. The opti's really don't use all that much gas or oil so I just use the Merc stuff.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Hetfieldinn View Post
I've always been a firm believer that if you run a Yamaha, use yamaha's oil. If you have a Merc, run Merc's oil, ect........

The manufacturer is covering the motor during the warranty period, so their not going to put their name on junk oil

If I spend big bucks on a motor, and they tell me to use oil XYZ, I'm going to run XYZ.

You most likely spent a good deal of dough on the motor, why try to save a few bucks on oil?

I used eight gallons of oil last season. If I found El Cheapo Premium for $3 less than my Merc oil, I would have saved $24 and chanced an oil related failure.

I also take empty jugs to Vic's and buy the oil in bulk.
Well, there ya go. Perfect explanation - I should have read this before I posted! but I agree 100%. I used 3 gallons last year. cost savings for off brands just doesn't make any sense in the long run.
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