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    Not quite sure why Mercury or my dealer never contacted me on this. Been running Premium Plus ever since brand new. This is what they told me to run. Have now switched to Optimax oil. Anyone need 3 gallons of Premium Plus.....CHEAP.?

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    Just an FYI, Larry - the guys at Watson's have always recommended DFI. When I bought the new boat it came w/ DFI recommendations in the operator's manual.
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      Wonder if that would apply to the older carbed 2-strokes, like my 2004 XR6?
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      • #4
        The difference between a DFI 2-stroke and a conventional carburated or EFI 2-stroke is that the oil is NOT mixed with the gasoline. Other than a small recirculation loop, there is no gas/oil mixture flowing through the crankcase in a DFI outboard. It's mostly air with oil injected right at the critical lubrication points. An air/oil stream flows into the combustion chamber, again, not really mixing with gasoline. So with a cheap oil, you have an increased chance of carbon deposits. So I would have to say no Erik.
        Originally posted by gnfsnva View Post
        Wonder if that would apply to the older carbed 2-strokes, like my 2004 XR6?
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        • #5
          Originally posted by 31Airborne View Post
          Just an FYI, Larry - the guys at Watson's have always recommended DFI. When I bought the new boat it came w/ DFI recommendations in the operator's manual.
          Yeah Brian. When I bought mine new in 2006, the manual, the dealer, and even Mercury rep said use the Premium Plus. What boils my a$$ is that they never contacted me of the change in 2010. Of course, warranty went out in 2011....so I guess they play a lot of folks.......as in...."hey...you never got a notice from us?...Sorry bout that....your blown motor is out of warranty and needs a new power head". $%^&^&**
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          • #6
            Sux, Larry - I agree. I had a 2006 Pro XS on my Tr 21X. Never heard a word from them on that either. A lil bit of good news perhaps - Harbin Marine sells the DFI in bulk and it's lots cheaper than paying for the by-the-jug option. Know it's a haul from Warrenton but it'll be closer when you're on the riva.
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            • #7
              Yes sir. Always buy in bulk. I can get it there or at Anna Point Boat sales when I'm down there. Thanks.
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              2010 Tie for VA-Outdoors Angler of the Year
              2009 Caroline County Rotary Club Tournament Winner
              2007 Tuesday Night Classic Champions
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              • #8
                [QUOTE=dirtman;83929]Not quite sure why Mercury or my dealer never contacted me on this. Been running Premium Plus ever since brand new. This is what they told me to run. Have now switched to Optimax oil. Anyone need 3 gallons of Premium Plus.....CHEAP.?

                If your are looking to get ride of it "CHEAP" I will be at Lake Anna Saturday and Sunday. Doing the Fish 4 the cure TX Sunday. Sent you a FB message.
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                • #9
                  [QUOTE=WVTERP;83942]
                  Originally posted by dirtman View Post
                  Not quite sure why Mercury or my dealer never contacted me on this. Been running Premium Plus ever since brand new. This is what they told me to run. Have now switched to Optimax oil. Anyone need 3 gallons of Premium Plus.....CHEAP.?

                  If your are looking to get ride of it "CHEAP" I will be at Lake Anna Saturday and Sunday. Doing the Fish 4 the cure TX Sunday. Sent you a FB message.
                  Pat
                  FB message returned Patrick.
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                  2010 Tie for VA-Outdoors Angler of the Year
                  2009 Caroline County Rotary Club Tournament Winner
                  2007 Tuesday Night Classic Champions
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                  • #10
                    My last black motor was a 225 efi and I swear that thing would run on crisco!! Most reliable motor I ever owned. Liked fuel but it was a runner. Anybody priced Yamalube lately? :)

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