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littleblue 11-03-2014 03:19 PM

XD 50 Oil - Okay for older 2strokes?
Is it okay to use XD-50 in an older auto mix 2-stroke? Specifically, I have a 1998 Mercury 200 EFI Offshore. I heard reviews using the Evinrude XD-50 producing less smoke. I've been using it the past year or two. This year I had a fuel pump go out and the Mercury mechanic told me to only use Mercury oil. He didn't specify any reason, s I'm assuming it's just because he is a Mercury dealer.

I do notice that the XD-50 is a lot less viscous. The Mercury oil is much thicker...

Anyway, I just poured my last bottle of XD-50 and it's time to order more oil, I'm not sure what to get.

Any advice / opinion appreciated.


muskamoot 11-03-2014 04:49 PM

Your motor doesn't require anything but a top quality TCW3 oil.Mercury,Pennzoil,whatever color jug you like best.

Fletch 11-03-2014 05:27 PM

XD-50 is just fine. In my opinion, it's better than fine.

miamiboater2000 11-03-2014 06:03 PM

XD-50 is a great oil but to expensive and unesessary for that motor,,if it was mine id run wallmart super tech tcw3 and save a few $$$...

littleblue 11-03-2014 07:17 PM

To be clear, I'm not talking about xd-100. I can get the xd-50 online for $24.00 a gallon which seems to be about the same as Quicksilver Premium Plus.

I really wonder about the viscosity (or lack thereof).

SeekingStripers 11-03-2014 08:13 PM

Overkill but buy whatever you want. I usually wait and get West Marine semi synth when on sale for 12-18 per gallon and buy a case...same goes for Pennzoil XLF or whatever....just get it when on sale...

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