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#2300487 - 06/28/11 01:27 PM TCW3 question
55Test Offline


Registered: 09/22/04
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Loc: New Brunswick
I want to try some TCW3 in my 98 Civic, but I don't know if there is any particular brand I should go for, or are all TCW3's a good choice. Canadian Tire has about a half dozen different types on their website:

TCW3 at Canadian Tire
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#2300489 - 06/28/11 01:32 PM Re: TCW3 question [Re: 55Test]
azsynthetic Offline


Registered: 06/01/07
Posts: 1221
Loc: Phoenix AZ
They are all basically the same. The only difference would be dino, blend, or synthetic. Personally, I would just get the cheapest 2T oil and call it done.

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#2300492 - 06/28/11 01:34 PM Re: TCW3 question [Re: 55Test]
VR1 Offline


Registered: 06/19/11
Posts: 132
Loc: North Texas
Umm is your engine 2 stroke? If it isn't I would not put that in your CIVIC 2 stroke oil will damage a four stroke engine.
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#2300495 - 06/28/11 01:35 PM Re: TCW3 question [Re: 55Test]
VR1 Offline


Registered: 06/19/11
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Loc: North Texas
TCW3 is just a oil classifaction for two strokes I use Kaw Chem in my STXR-1200 jet ski.
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#2300497 - 06/28/11 01:38 PM Re: TCW3 question [Re: 55Test]
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Registered: 07/11/10
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Loc: Coney Island, NY
Some people prefer the Marine TC-W3. I run the Pennzoil Marine synthetic blend TC-W3 only because I got it on closeout at Target a few months ago. I still have about 8 quarts in my stash.

Most important is it must be TC-W3 and ashless. When you look at the back of the container it will also specify that it is ashless. When it burns up in the combustion chamber it will not leave anything behind and burn clean.

Good luck. I've had great success with running my mix of TC-W3 in my fuel at every fill up. 3 ounces of TC-W3 to every 12 to 14 Gallons of gas. Just drop it in the fuel tank and fill away. Keeps the fuel pump and the entire fuel system to the combustion chamber lubed.


Edited by mongo161 (06/28/11 01:41 PM)
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#2300513 - 06/28/11 01:54 PM Re: TCW3 question [Re: 55Test]
azsynthetic Offline


Registered: 06/01/07
Posts: 1221
Loc: Phoenix AZ
As a fuel additive for your car it can be any 2T oil and not just TCW3. TCW3 is for marine usage to conform to EPA regulations only. See this thread for explanation.

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=2290010#Post2290010

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#2300520 - 06/28/11 02:02 PM Re: TCW3 question [Re: 55Test]
toyotapriusguy Offline


Registered: 12/14/10
Posts: 138
Loc: California
I've used TC-W3 in the prius for the last few months. Squeezed a few more mpg, the engine is much smoother when it's kicking on and off.

However, I have noticed that my oil is getting darker than usual before I change it. It's always been slightly darker than honey but this time around it's almost the color of burnt transmission fluid. Same oil, same driving, but with the TC-W3. Going to leave it out for the next 5k on this oil and see if it's lighter. Saved oil from this change to compare.

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#2300521 - 06/28/11 02:02 PM Re: TCW3 question [Re: 55Test]
VR1 Offline


Registered: 06/19/11
Posts: 132
Loc: North Texas
Yea you can use it but, I would not. Why would you want to put oil in the gas?? Is your engine that shot or burn so much oil you need that kind of lubrication in a four stroke engine? I hope you have a set of spark plugs on hand because your going to oil foul them in no time.
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#2300529 - 06/28/11 02:12 PM Re: TCW3 question [Re: VR1]
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Registered: 02/19/07
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Loc: Chicago IL USA
Originally Posted By: VR1
2 stroke oil will damage a four stroke engine.

At low doses it's a very effective UCL. My four stroke diesels often get a bit of it to help lubricate the fuel system as well.

Originally Posted By: VR1
Yea you can use it but, I would not.

You just said it will damage a four stroke engine, but you can use it?

Originally Posted By: VR1
Why would you want to put oil in the gas??

At low doses it's a very effective UCL. My four stroke diesels often get a bit of it to help lubricate the fuel system as well.

Originally Posted By: VR1
I hope you have a set of spark plugs on hand because your going to oil foul them in no time.

TC-3 & TC-W3 are ashless oils. How do oils that are designed to burn and not leave any residue behind 'oil foul' spark plugs?
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#2300532 - 06/28/11 02:20 PM Re: TCW3 question [Re: 55Test]
VR1 Offline


Registered: 06/19/11
Posts: 132
Loc: North Texas
Well the way the question was ask it seemed like he was talking about his engine oil. He never stated adding to fuel. He can use it but, I woudn't. TCW-3 can still foul plugs I have had it happen to my oil injected jet ski before and my weedeater and blower as well. Just like a resistor plug will resist fouling it still can be fouled. No different than a water resistant watch water can still get in eventually. I have noticed many people trying to reinvent the wheel and I don't understand why.
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#2300535 - 06/28/11 02:22 PM Re: TCW3 question [Re: 55Test]
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Registered: 06/01/07
Posts: 1221
Loc: Phoenix AZ
The forum is fuel additive so what make you think he is adding it to engine oil?

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#2300541 - 06/28/11 02:29 PM Re: TCW3 question [Re: 55Test]
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Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 33535
Loc: New Jersey
I'd get a marine TCW3, as clean burning as possible. I've had good success with synthetics...

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#2300544 - 06/28/11 02:31 PM Re: TCW3 question [Re: 55Test]
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Registered: 07/11/10
Posts: 3201
Loc: Coney Island, NY
I use TC-W3 in my fuel as a UCL. It's common knowledge that Ethanol in the fuel has caused many problems in fuel systems. Look at all the fuel pumps that have to be replaced on vehicles due to Ethanol in the gasoline. Ethanol attracts moisture and will dry out any seals and gaskets that are in your fuel system. By attracting water, Ethanol speeds up the corrosive effects of water in gasoline and fuel systems and robs your fuel system of any lubrication.

The added benefit of using TC-W3 in my fuel has been a slight increase in MPG during the year, with the exception of Winter. In the Winter the Oil companies all come out with winter blends that really hurt MPG ratings.

Not only does TC-W3 keep your fuel system lubed and help with fuel economy in some instances but it also helps to clean the upper cylinder when it burns off in the combustion chamber and burns off clean.

I have been using my mix of TC-W3 and Chevron Fuel System Cleaner of 3 ounces each at each fill up of 12 - 14 gallons of gasoline and all I can say is thanks to all who posted this marvel on BITOG.
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#2300547 - 06/28/11 02:39 PM Re: TCW3 question [Re: 55Test]
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Registered: 01/10/08
Posts: 4657
Loc: Milwaukee, WI
The D series Civic engines absolutely do not need any 2 cycle oil to outlive the rest of the chassis. I'd be more worried about clogging the cat or fouling the O2 sensors than protecting it from a threat that doesn't exist.

That being said, TCW3 does burn relatively cleanly and at a 500:1 I doubt it would cause any issues.
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#2300550 - 06/28/11 02:40 PM Re: TCW3 question [Re: 55Test]
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Registered: 06/19/11
Posts: 132
Loc: North Texas
Why not use a little bit of Acetone or if your really want to clean the thing decarbonize it with a small cup of water in the throttle body? Do it with the engine hot though! Steam clean it! Honestly though if you use a good gas like the Chevron you'll be fine. Both my vehicles have close to 100k and show no signs of any fuel problem whatsoever.
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