Don’t Forget to Stir Your Oil

Waring Boat Motor Immersion MixerWhen you’ve got a drum of oil it’s a good idea to stir it from time to time and I’ve found a method that works alarmingly well. However, you have to do this with the lid on the 55 gallon drum or you’ll be wearing your oil. The way to do this is to cut as small a diameter circle as possible to fit the mixer through so you can stir the oil without throwing it. I’ve only tried this with the bulk Evinrude XD 50 oil as that’s the drum I bought.

Once you’ve got the small hole cut in the top of the lid just place the immersion blender in the hole, you can even rest the motor of the blender on the lid if you cut your hole right. Plug it in, flip the safety and pull the triggers for unattended operation. Then just let it sit. These things are ultrapowerful and, ironically, are known as boat motors! It’s just a giant mixer that moves at an incredible speed. Don’t let it run too long so it doesn’t overheat, but long enough to stir all the oil in the drum. It may need a couple of minutes to really get moving.

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Shelf life of Oil

My friend Al, at the Evinrude Service Center says he is still using oil that he has stored in his garage for 8-10 years ….and it is still good. He stressed that you have to keep it free of any dirt, heat or moisture. So, getting a drum of bulk oil and taking 1-2 years to use it up should be no problem at all.

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The Difference Is Genuine

Evinrude XD 50 Bulk OilEvinrude/Johnson XD50

ENHANCED FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE – WITHOUT A DROP OF STEROIDS. Evinrude/Johnson XD50™ is a synthetic blend oil that delivers dependable performance under heavy-use conditions. XD50 meets the specific demands of direct injection outboards and water-cooled 2-cycle outboard engines. XD50 – more reliable, less maintenance.

  • Reduces smoke for cleaner operation
  • Protects against wear with superior lubricity
  • Contains CarbX™ Combustion Cleaner

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Motor Oil Facts, Not Friction

High Performance Evinrude E-Tec Outboard Motor Using Evinrude XD 50

Evinrude XD 50 Continues to Lead the Industry in Cost-effective Innovation

NEW YORK, Feb 05, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — MS — There are meaningful differences in motor oils and choosing the right one can have a major impact on how well your car runs. Selecting the right oil is the quickest and cheapest way to improve your car’s performance and reliability.

Base oils

The two primary types of base oils used are mineral and synthetic. Mineral oils are by-products of refined crude oil. Refining helps reduce the impurities but leaves molecules of all shapes and sizes. Synthetic oils are manmade compounds where molecules are all the same size and shape; consequently, synthetic oil has less friction and performs significantly better than mineral oils.


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Must Have Info – Read This!

Help Preserve Healthy Coastline with Evinrude XD 50 Engine OilAn Environmental Guide for Watercraft Operators
Reprinted from Evinrude XD 50 Engine Oil website
©Personal Watercraft Industry Association

All boaters participate in the ecosystem, a system created by the interaction of a community of organisms with their environment. We are not separate from nature, but a part of it. As boaters, we cannot ignore the effect we have on the environment. The waters that we enjoy may be impacted by our actions. Every boater has a responsibility to learn and use environmentally safe boating practices and products (like Evinrude XD 50 Motor Oil) that will protect the waters for the future.

As a watercraft rider, you are considered a boater. Watercraft are defined as Class A inboard boats by the U.S. Coast Guard and are required to follow most boating regulations.

The Personal Watercraft Industry encourages you to adopt the following simple guidelines to preserve our natural resources.

Beware and show you care by following these general rules.


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Prices just keep getting better

SmileyAs a top performer XD 50 outboard motor oil from Evinrude/Johnson is a very popular formula. Offering improved emissions and superior protection against engine wear, this oil has earned its place as a staple for those who have 2 stroke engines. That’s why the continuosly dropping price comes as such a surprise. With already rock bottom prices, how can it get any better?

It just did! For less than $22/gallon you can stop using the other stuff and start using the oil that was designed for YOUR engine. If you need a TC-W3 compliant oil then this is for you. So stop by and check out the lower price on XD 50 motor oil!

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Stay on top with XD 50

Evinrude XD 50Evinrude’s top-quality synthetic blend for 2 cycle outboard motors is XD 50. Performance enhanced and ready for action this unique oil boasts a cleaner combustion and even reduced smoke emissions. Anyone who’s been in a smoke cloud can tell you, this is a good thing. Aside from being a synthetic blend and cleaner burning outboard motor oil XD 50 also protects against engine wear with superior lubrication.

If you’re looking for an oil that provides a high load performance and unmatched dependability then XD 50 is the formula for you. Enjoy the reduced maintenance and top performance of 2 cycle engine oil from one of the world’s leading innovators. With bulk pricing and fast delivery there’s no better time to buy.

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The Fantastic Yamaha FX Nytro XTX Crossover

The newly announced Yamaha FX Nytro XTX crossover snowmobile looks fantastic. It’s 130 horsepower –1049cc — three cylinder engine has enough power to climb everything but the trees along the trail. Sorry, it doesn’t use Yamalube 2S oil —it’s a four stroke engine.


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“With every trip I collect new mementos, though few are collected in scrapbooks. And those who fish for bass across the land collect them too. They are the images from first light to last and from first fish to last. And we’d share them in a minute. Some recall particular triumphs often preserved in snapshots and clippings, while others we tend to hide, at least until the time we’re ready to laugh about them. Daybreaks, canebrakes, heartbreaks, muggy nights, and foggy mornings. A hundred things that worked, and a thousand things that should have. That’s bass fishing.”

-George KramerBass

Before you head out for bass fishing, make sure you don’t get stranded. Get the right 2-cycle oil for your outboard motor!

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What’s the big deal?

Synthetic OilA lot of people don’t know exactly what sets synthetic oil apart from its counterpart. Motor oil that’s derived from the proces of turning oil into petroleum is what has traditionally been called motor oil. Synthetic oil is oil created from chemical compounds. Historically, traditional mineral oils such asd those derived from processing crude oil are not as efficient or beneficial to the use of high performance engines.

Synthetic oil offers a full host of advantages versus mineral oils and can often last much longer. As a more economical, more earth friendly product, synthetic motor oil is unmatched in terms of convenience and ease-of-use. Most people don’t need to know exactly how a 2 cycle outboard motor oil works. All they need to know is that the motor itself works. But with synthetic oils you can improved the overall performance of your outboard motor, not to mention increase oil efficiency.

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Yamaha Motor annual net sales up 11%

Line GraphYamaha Motor’s operating income rose 2.8%, to JPY127 billion, and ordinary income climbed 11.9% to JPY140.3 billion. However net income decreased 7.8% to JPY71.2 billion during the fiscal year under review, due to a special provision for an accrual for product liabilities.

Motorcycle sales have increased 15.5% from the previous fiscal year, exceeding one trillion yen at JPY1.05 trillion, led principally by favorable sales in Indonesia, Vietnam and Brazil. Marine product sales rose 8.8%, to JPY289.9 billion, reflecting steady increases in personal watercraft sales in the US and outboard motor sales in Europe.

Meanwhile, operating income from the motorcycle business rose 15.4% to JPY63 billion. Operating income from the marine product business increased 21.6%, to JPY28.2 billion. Operating income from the power product business dropped 19.5%, to JPY22.2 billion.

Negative factors affecting operating income include an increase in selling, general and administrative expenses totaling JPY52.8 billion from 2006, the impact of a change in the product mix and related factors totaling JPY10.3 billion, an increase in R&D expenses totals JPY7.5 billion, hikes in raw material prices totaling JPY4.9 billion, and an increase in depreciation expenses totaling JPY5.7 billion.

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The Outboard Motor

Fifties Evinrude AdThe history of the outboard motor is as simple as its operation. A testament to ingenuity, the outboard motor was invented in 1907 by Ole Evinrude. A pattern maker by trade, Ole Evinrude finished his first outboard motor in 1907 And even to this day, outboard motors are basically the same: using Ole’s idea of a vertical crankshaft, horizontal flywheels, and set of bevel gears. Today Evinrude motors, with the help of some good outboard motor oil, will propel a boat a bit faster than the ’07 version (150 mph versus 5 mph).

Since its invention the outboard motor has come quite a ways in terms of technology, efficiency and performance. Throughout the years other engineers have expanded on Evinrude’s ideas and made the outboard motor one of the most remarkable inventions of the century. Ole Evinrude is a great example of the entrepeneurial spirit and the innovation that mark much of boating culture.

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