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favorite brand of TC-W3? #3402803 06/21/14 06:59 AM
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Hey guys,

looking to get some new TC-W3, which brands of TC-W3 is everyone using?

Re: favorite brand of TC-W3? [Re: flatlinerz] #3402813 06/21/14 07:13 AM
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I use Walmart by the gallon, but then I use TC-W3 only to add to my diesel fuel.


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Re: favorite brand of TC-W3? [Re: Donald] #3402822 06/21/14 07:40 AM
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I use Walmart too. Cheaper by the gallon. I don't believe there is a difference in brands. It all has to meet the same standards to be TC-W3.


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Re: favorite brand of TC-W3? [Re: flatlinerz] #3402847 06/21/14 08:19 AM
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Quote:

I don't believe there is a difference in brands. It all has to meet the same standards to be TC-W3.


Why is this not true for SN rated oils.... lol.


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Re: favorite brand of TC-W3? [Re: simple_gifts] #3402870 06/21/14 08:49 AM
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Originally Posted By: simple_gifts
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I don't believe there is a difference in brands. It all has to meet the same standards to be TC-W3.


Why is this not true for SN rated oils.... lol.


Do you mean there is no standard or specification required to be labeled a SD oil?


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Re: favorite brand of TC-W3? [Re: Charlie1935] #3402882 06/21/14 09:10 AM
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I meant SN.


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Re: favorite brand of TC-W3? [Re: Donald] #3402900 06/21/14 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted By: Donald
I use Walmart by the gallon, but then I use TC-W3 only to add to my diesel fuel.

Haha, ya that's all I use the tc-w3 oil for also. Roughly 1 oz per gallon with a few oz of power service. The only 2 stroke oil I use as intended is the stihl mix in my chain saws.


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Re: favorite brand of TC-W3? [Re: dixon700] #3402908 06/21/14 10:03 AM
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I use Walmart by the gallon, but then I use TC-W3 only to add to my diesel fuel.

Haha, ya that's all I use the tc-w3 oil for also. Roughly 1 oz per gallon with a few oz of power service. The only 2 stroke oil I use as intended is the stihl mix in my chain saws.


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Re: favorite brand of TC-W3? [Re: Donald] #3402918 06/21/14 10:11 AM
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Originally Posted By: Donald
I use Walmart by the gallon, but then I use TC-W3 only to add to my diesel fuel.
same here.if im out ill grab some at autozone.i believe its also made by warren


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Re: favorite brand of TC-W3? [Re: Charlie1935] #3402966 06/21/14 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted By: Charlie1935
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I don't believe there is a difference in brands. It all has to meet the same standards to be TC-W3.


Why is this not true for SN rated oils.... lol.


Do you mean there is no standard or specification required to be labeled a SN oil?


What I meant is that many people indicate some SN oils to be "better" than other SN oils, when SN indicates a specific performance spec.

People rave about PYB, it is SN as is my $1.50/qt Citgo oil. Good chance it is better, but can there not be "better TC-W3" than others?

I'm at the point where SN, TC-W3 etc is "good enough"

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Re: favorite brand of TC-W3? [Re: flatlinerz] #3403029 06/21/14 01:22 PM
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cheap. I buy Pennzoil quarts at O'Reilly with 5 off 5 for 49 cents.


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Re: favorite brand of TC-W3? [Re: Charlie1935] #3403089 06/21/14 02:57 PM
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Originally Posted By: Charlie1935
I use Walmart too. Cheaper by the gallon. I don't believe there is a difference in brands. It all has to meet the same standards to be TC-W3.


The Walmart brand *really* stinks though. But I'd take that over MMO. And have.

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Pennzoil Marine {Semi-Synthetic}! Just pick up a qt every week when we are there buying groceries-->WM!

Started using 3oz TC-W3 & 2oz Redline SI-1 every fill up.


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I am going to try the Amsoil HP Marine Synthetic TCW-3 before my preferred customer membership expires.

It is about a third the cost of the Red Line Watercraft Injection Oil, less than the Pennzoil FULL Synthetic TCW-3 in Vato Zone (the ONLY place I've ever seen it for sale), and just about twice the price of the dino Sino Mart Super Tech stuff (I will 'splurge' to get a full synthetic! wink ).


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Re: favorite brand of TC-W3? [Re: flatlinerz] #3407891 06/26/14 07:38 PM
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Citgo TCW-3 is at Menard's for $13.99, I switched when they had a $5 rebate, limit 2.

not smelly.

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