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Old 02-28-2018, 10:08 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I've always used the Yamaha brand.
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X2 on the Yamaha brand.
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What is the reason why anyone would use anything but Yama-lube?
Answer? Because I've been to the plant where they bottle "Genuine" Yamalube. And on the same bottling conveyor line, out of the same tank the same oil was put in "Genuine" Mercury Outboard Oil; "Genuine" Honda Motor Oil; "Genuine" Yamalube. And a few others. When I asked what gives (you wouldn't believe it ) the guy at the shipping dock said

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You guys are all getting hosed.
And by the way company I work for private labels our "Genuine" oil from the same place
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Old 02-28-2018, 10:22 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Answer? Because I've been to the plant where they bottle "Genuine" Yamalube. And on the same bottling conveyor line, out of the same tank the same oil was put in "Genuine" Mercury Outboard Oil; "Genuine" Honda Motor Oil; "Genuine" Yamalube. And a few others. When I asked what gives (you wouldn't believe it ) the guy at the shipping dock said



You guys are all getting hosed.
And by the way company I work for private labels our "Genuine" oil from the same place

And the "Genuine" oils all cost close to the same price some of them will add different additives good or bad.

My thing is what's the big savings $20/$30 for one oil change per season. Why not just use the oil/filter that the manufacture recommends.

Its always interesting to see how many back yard mechanics think they know more then engineers, there job is to test, test, test and get the most they can design out of a product and then back it off for longevity.

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Answer? Because I've been to the plant where they bottle "Genuine" Yamalube. And on the same bottling conveyor line, out of the same tank the same oil was put in "Genuine" Mercury Outboard Oil; "Genuine" Honda Motor Oil; "Genuine" Yamalube. And a few others. When I asked what gives (you wouldn't believe it ) the guy at the shipping dock said



You guys are all getting hosed.
And by the way company I work for private labels our "Genuine" oil from the same place
Getting hosed how? We ride 4 strokes that require 1 oil change a year. For piece of mind I'll to stick to what the manufacture suggests and take the minimal $$$ hit.
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And the "Genuine" oils all cost close to the same price some of them will add different additives good or bad.

My thing is what's the big savings $20/$30 for one oil change per season. Why not just use the oil/filter that the manufacture recommends.

Its always interesting to see how many back yard mechanics think they know more then engineers, there job is to test, test, test and get the most they can design out of a product and then back it off for longevity.
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I'm not a backyard mechanic; I saw the 250 gallon tote that the entire line was drawing from (oil was from Taiwan) and they aren't putting any additives, in they are all filling everyone's bottles from one source. If anyone knows more than the engineers (or trying to) it's the purchasing people at that company buying the stuff for 25 cents a quart from the Chinese and selling it for $26 bucks a gallon ( or whatever the price is)

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Getting hosed how? We ride 4 strokes that require 1 oil change a year. For piece of mind I'll to stick to what the manufacture suggests and take the minimal $$$
Just telling you where it's coming from. Isn't that they aren't anything special more than any Farm & Barn oil.

Getting hosed? You wanna take a guess how much they are paying the Chinese for it ?

Just use Mobil 1

Rumor use to be Yamaha was in contract with Citgo. Citgo makes Mystic, and all the Farm & Barn oils till the asians started shipping it in

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this is why I would stick with Yamalube.

https://www.yamaha-motor.ca/micro/ya...ditions_en.pdf

How can you beat this and why would you cheap out on your oil to save a buck or too. Bet lots don't know what gold you got here. 20 year 160 km warranty. I'd be 80.
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Thats great oil as long is it is for snowmobiles and not cars..
Really, please enlighten us, why would that be?

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Hate to say it but two very different types of oil.
And why is this bad?
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Old 11-30-2019, 09:38 PM   #17 (permalink)
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this is why I would stick with Yamalube.

https://www.yamaha-motor.ca/micro/ya...ditions_en.pdf

How can you beat this and why would you cheap out on your oil to save a buck or too. Bet lots don't know what gold you got here. 20 year 160 km warranty. I'd be 80.
Please show me a engine where the oil chemically failed and blew an engine up. You can take that paper and wipe somebodys ass with it because it means nothing. By law if the oil (just like Mobil one) meats the criteria of the engine, (which Mobil 1 does) then they can't deny you anything
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100% pure snake oil
or yamalube if out of snake oil...
All oils are formulated different (additive package) im no oil engineer so just get the yamalube
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