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Eagleman posted 08-07-2002 10:47 PM ET (US)   Profile for Eagleman   Send Email to Eagleman  
I'm under the impression that any two cycle oil that is graded as TC-W3 is all the same. If my assumption is right then Mercury get's a premium for Quicksilver Two Cycle Oil without adding any additional value. I'm a first time owner of 200 Merc's on our Revenge and don't want to run brand x TC-W3 two cycle oil if it will damage the engine's. Thank you, Eagleman
SuburbanBoy posted 08-07-2002 11:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for SuburbanBoy  Send Email to SuburbanBoy     
This has been debated many times. Expand your search to two (2) years and select "oil".

Over the next 5 years, how many gallons do you expect to purchase? Is that savings worth any risk? Run the Merc oil and skip breakfast once per month. You will save more money.

At most throttle positions the oil is metered at about 75:1 or better. That is about 75 gallons of petrol per gallon of injector oil.

Good luck,


Eagleman posted 08-07-2002 11:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for Eagleman  Send Email to Eagleman     
I located the previous posts on this TC-W3 two cycle oil issue. No additional comments necessary. Thank you, Eagleman
bdb posted 08-08-2002 07:36 AM ET (US)     Profile for bdb  Send Email to bdb     
Oh yah? Well your gonna get another comment!

Actually Russ, your enegines are the same as the one I had on the 21. I always ran the Quicksilver, and what was probably most significant is that I had none of the carbon problems some folks encounter. This negated the need for decarbonizing additives etc. I gotta believe the oil was important to this. And my guess is that it probably makes the biggest difference at slow speeds where build-up is most likely to happen.

OutrageMan posted 08-08-2002 07:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for OutrageMan  Send Email to OutrageMan     

I think that the extra $3 you may spend is pretty cheap insurance.

Just like wax is a cheap insurance policy agains dirt, grime, and oxidation....oh wait a minute :)


Ready2Rip posted 08-09-2002 04:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ready2Rip  Send Email to Ready2Rip     
Quicksilver 2-cycle oil is available at my local Costco for around $10 per gallon. I don't know if this is a trial offering or something they intend to continue carrying, but it's the best price I've found. Check it out if there's a store near you.

Good luck!

Matthew posted 08-10-2002 02:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for Matthew  Send Email to Matthew     
Thanks for the Costco tip! $11.45 a gallon.
I was paying $20 at West Marine.
Swellmonster posted 08-12-2002 11:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
FWIW, I always buy my oil at the dealer, for $11 p/g. I didnt make it back their in time so I went to the all night Wal-Mart and put in their $6.00 econo tcw-3 oil. I fill up my reservoir and off I went.
Later that evening, when washing my boat, I discovered a little black sludge/oil dripping out of my prob.
Something tells me that cheap crap dont burn too clean.
Ready2Rip posted 08-13-2002 01:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ready2Rip  Send Email to Ready2Rip     
Just went back to Costco to stock up for the summer. Paid $8.97 per gallon. Wahoo!
Swellmonster posted 08-15-2002 09:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
Great deal!
Im gunna ask Sams to try to get it too!
JOHN W MAYO posted 08-18-2002 10:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for JOHN W MAYO    
Ready2Rip where is the cosco that you are buying the oil that cheap.....I want some.
I will check mine tomrrow.

Eagleman what length is your Revenge??? I have been thinking of a 200 hp for my 19 Revenge......wondering it would handle that hp ok, or if it would be to much. Currently have a problem 150 Merc

Ready2Rip posted 08-19-2002 12:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ready2Rip  Send Email to Ready2Rip     
The Costco I went to is in Torrance, CA. $8.97 sounds like a close-out price. Hopefully they're not trying to move their remaining inventory.

I have a Yamaha 200 on my Revenge 22, & wish I had a little more power. You would probably be happy with 200hp on a 19 footer.

Good luck!

JOHN W MAYO posted 08-19-2002 02:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for JOHN W MAYO    
Ready2Rip , thanks for you reply. At least now I have some input on the motor probably not being to big for the 19 revenge if I get a 200. Since you have a Revenge, what would you guess the max speed and fuel burn would be for a 200 EFI ON the 19 Revenge?....thanks in advance...
jimh posted 08-19-2002 02:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
There is a huge difference between a 19-Revenge, basically a small open boat, and a 22-Revenge, a quite stout cabin boat. I would not make any inferences about one from the other. What have they to do with 2-stroke oil?
pamlico posted 08-19-2002 04:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for pamlico  Send Email to pamlico     
My opinion when it comes to 2 stroke oil is,...if your engine is under warranty use the brand your engine calls for.

Example; Mercury/Quicksilver
Yamaha/ Yamalube

And so on.....
A dealer can void a warranty if your not using it under specifications.

Todays outboard's call for the taste of TC-W3 this oil not only lubricates but burns off which of course reduses that unwanted carbon build up and stuck piston rings.

If you see a buddy of yours on the water using some cheap no-name brand 2 stroke oil, be a friend and tell him he is slowly killing his motor. That the oil he is using may lubricate but its not burning off like TC-W3 will.

If your going to use a TC-W3 oil that isn't recommended by the manufacter go with a name brand such as Castrol or Pennzoil.

JOHN W MAYO posted 08-19-2002 09:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for JOHN W MAYO    
The Revenge 19, is open boat. It has a cabin, said previously you were not familair with that model.

I was on this oil topic as you sent me here in a previous message.

The reason I ask about the HP of the eng and the revenge is because the original writter of the POST...Eagleman , STATED..his boat was a Revenge with 200 Merc's

(Both of interest to a whaler owner)
I am only asking a simple question and trying to lean something.....ABOUT THE OIL AND BOAT,.....AND YES I AM SHOUTING!NOW...

Matthew posted 08-20-2002 01:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for Matthew  Send Email to Matthew     
I was back at my local Costco yesterday, and although I have 3 gallons of Quicksilver 2 stroke oil, I went down the oil aisle to see if it was possibly a seasonal item. It was off the shelves!
If you see it and need it, buy it!
JOHN W MAYO posted 08-20-2002 06:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for JOHN W MAYO    
ref:Quicksilver 2-cycle oil
I Checked at my Cosco also, they said that they did not carry it, but some Cosco's may would depend on the area. I tried to get them to order it. They said they wouldn't, if a lot of requestfor it, they might.
I agree, buy it if you see it at that great price.
triblet posted 08-21-2002 11:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
You void your warantee by using an oil other
than TC-W3. You do NOT void the warantee
on your Johnson by using Yamaha, Nissan,
Castrol, or Penzoil TC-W3, or even Lubrimatic


Ready2Rip posted 08-22-2002 01:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for Ready2Rip  Send Email to Ready2Rip     
Good point, but I wonder how many people have their engine(s) under warranty in the Classic Whaler Forum? I bet it's under 20%. Perhaps that's the topic of another thread, though.
tcrabtree posted 09-17-2010 06:01 AM ET (US)     Profile for tcrabtree  Send Email to tcrabtree     
[This discussion was revived after being dormant for eight years, and the topic changed. Please start a new discussion in order to change the topic. Thanks--jimh.]

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