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Ready2Rip posted 03-14-2002 12:55 PM ET (US)   Profile for Ready2Rip   Send Email to Ready2Rip  
I'm thinking of running synthetic oil in my '89 Yamaha 200 (w/oil injection). Is this a good idea? I know the two oils don't mix well, so I'll probably have to flush out the old oil as much as possible & readjust the mixture.

Can anyone recommend a good brand of synthetic oil?



OutrageMan posted 03-14-2002 02:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for OutrageMan  Send Email to OutrageMan     
There have been some interesting threads in the past on this - including one person running synthetic on one engine and regular on his other in a twin set-up.

My father has been using Amsoil for about 20 years now in virtually every 2 stroke engine he has had. I can't remember one hiccup. I believe you can read about it @


Ready2Rip posted 03-14-2002 07:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ready2Rip  Send Email to Ready2Rip     
Thanks Brian,

I haven't been around the boards that long - I should have done a 2 year search. I'll give Amsoil a try.


WSTEFFENS posted 03-15-2002 06:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for WSTEFFENS  Send Email to WSTEFFENS     

I used Amsoil synthetic 30 wt in my 84 GMC Suburban with Gail Banks Turbo 6.2 diesel for 10 years. No problems, I sold it to a buddy who went back to std motor oil & he blew the turbo in 6 months. As Smokey Unick said if the engine fails, "it ain't the oil"!
Great products, a little pricy but delivered to your door by UPS in 2-4 days of order. I believe they got their start with the DOD making lube for aircraft (jets such as the SR71).

For some reason I was under the impression all TCW-3 lubes were synthetic or para-synthetic. Thought I read that some where.



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