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FRTDOG540 posted 05-31-2010 11:27 AM ET (US)   Profile for FRTDOG540   Send Email to FRTDOG540  
Guys--I was running my 175-HP Ficht on Ficht oil. I found it harder to find so I am using XD100. Should I use XD 50 instead? I'm not really worried about the difference in price, I just want the best for the motor. Thanks--Scott
seahorse posted 05-31-2010 03:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for seahorse  Send Email to seahorse     
XD-50 replaced the original FICHT oil many years ago.

XD-100 is the absolute best oil for your motor if price isn't a problem.

Peter posted 06-01-2010 08:27 AM ET (US)     Profile for Peter  Send Email to Peter     
For whatever its worth, I run XD-50 in my Evinrude Fichts.
Jefecinco posted 06-01-2010 09:52 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jefecinco  Send Email to Jefecinco     
I just sold my eleven year old 115 HP FICHT. For the eleven years I owned the engine I used only the Evinrude and later BRP recommended oil.

As soon as XD-100 oil became available I started using it. When the boat/motor sold the prospective buyer insisted on witnessing a compression test. All cylinders were between 147 and 150 PSI and the spark plugs were clean. The buyer was impressed and I believe the compression test clinched the deal.

I've been buying XD-100 in bulk for less than $35 per gallon. Given the results I believe the XD-100 is very inexpensive and would gladly pay double the price.


FRTDOG540 posted 06-05-2010 10:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for FRTDOG540  Send Email to FRTDOG540     
Thanks guys!!
Orca posted 06-13-2010 11:25 AM ET (US)     Profile for Orca  Send Email to Orca     
Is there a typical oil consumption rate per 50 or 100 gal.for Fichts? 225's in particular.
jimh posted 06-13-2010 02:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Oil in a Ficht motor is consumed in proportion to the gasoline used, generally in a ratio of 1:50.
Peter posted 06-14-2010 08:16 AM ET (US)     Profile for Peter  Send Email to Peter     
The rate of oil consumption depends on how much load the motor experiences (how hard it is run). My 225 Fichts run about 40 percent of the time below 1000 RPM and 40 percent of the time at 4000 RPM. The remaining 20 percent is scattered between 1000 and 4000 and some above 4000 RPM. I typically put 1 gallon of oil in the tank for every 60 gallons of fuel.

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