TCW3 2-stroke oil for ethanol defense - Smart Car Forums
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-28-2011, 10:44 PM Thread Starter
 
Ninji's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: California
Posts: 28
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
TCW3 2-stroke oil for ethanol defense

I have been hearing a lot about people adding a small amount (1 to 2 ounces/30 to 60 mL oil per 5 gallons/20 Liters of gas/petrol) of TCW3 2 stroke oil to act as an upper cylinder lubricant and to defend against the corrosiveness of ethanol blended gas. TCW3 is an ashless oil used mostly for water cooled outboard engines. Is anyone currently trying this? What are your thoughts?
Ninji is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-29-2011, 04:17 AM
happy smarting (Mod emeritus)
SCOA Club
 
GetSmrt28277's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: smarting here & there
Posts: 5,297
Thanks: 182
Thanked 259 Times in 180 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Garage
how do you think this would affect the warranty?
GetSmrt28277 is offline  
post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-29-2011, 04:26 AM
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Bowie, MD
Posts: 141
Thanks: 26
Thanked 22 Times in 17 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Garage
Interesting, I wonder how this is different from other gas/oil additives.
mdsbrain is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-29-2011, 04:29 AM
happy smarting (Mod emeritus)
SCOA Club
 
GetSmrt28277's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: smarting here & there
Posts: 5,297
Thanks: 182
Thanked 259 Times in 180 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Garage
GetSmrt28277 is offline  
post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-29-2011, 04:43 AM
 
Mister P's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: FL, Venice
Posts: 479
Thanks: 5
Thanked 13 Times in 9 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have a friend who has added a small amount of diesel to his cars for years. He says it is what is used in gas fuel additives.

Here is a long thread discussing the subject. Y'all can reach your own conclusions.

Been testing - LS1 Performance Information
Mister P is offline  
post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-29-2011, 04:44 AM
 
fmaxwell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Virginia
Posts: 305
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by GetSmrt28277 View Post
how do you think this would affect the warranty?
Would not affect mine -- both of my smart cars are out of warranty.
fmaxwell is offline  
post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-29-2011, 05:32 AM
Bohemian Moderator 451gas
SCOA Club
 
jwight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Dayton, OH USA
Posts: 28,034
Thanks: 7,368
Thanked 5,803 Times in 3,517 Posts
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 78 Post(s)
Garage
No way I was going to read that entire thread, but... IMHO just more "we know better than the xyz engineers" stuff. Do we think M-B (or GM or Ford) isn't aware of the fuel components in our gasoline? If they thought an additive was needed they'd specify it don't you think? Instead, at least for the smarts, they say exactly the opposite in the owners manual - no additives. So, you car, your money, etc. but it looks like "snake oil" to me.
jwight is offline  
post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-29-2011, 07:01 AM
SCOA Club
 
WhiteNBlack08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,295
Thanks: 364
Thanked 1,928 Times in 896 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 360 Post(s)
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by jwight View Post
No way I was going to read that entire thread, but... IMHO just more "we know better than the xyz engineers" stuff. Do we think M-B (or GM or Ford) isn't aware of the fuel components in our gasoline? If they thought an additive was needed they'd specify it don't you think? Instead, at least for the smarts, they say exactly the opposite in the owners manual - no additives. So, you car, your money, etc. but it looks like "snake oil" to me.

Agreed, besides, I can't believe that stuff is any good on the cat. If you had an issue, and they found out you were adding that stuff, guaranteed they wouldn't cover it under the emissions warranty. A new OEM muffler is over $400, imagine what a new manifold with cat would cost.....:eek:
WhiteNBlack08 is offline  
post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-29-2011, 08:12 AM
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Bowie, MD
Posts: 141
Thanks: 26
Thanked 22 Times in 17 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Garage
That being said every time i've seen a MB go in for service they always pour in a bottle of fuel treatment.
mdsbrain is offline  
post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-29-2011, 08:48 AM
Bohemian Moderator 451gas
SCOA Club
 
jwight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Dayton, OH USA
Posts: 28,034
Thanks: 7,368
Thanked 5,803 Times in 3,517 Posts
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 78 Post(s)
Garage
jwight is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Smart Car Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
First line of defense: AMATOYA fire reconnaissance vehicle concept BigWarpGuy The Car Lounge 1 02-09-2010 07:26 AM
name brand ethanol vs no name non ethanol Monalis smart General Discussion 11 08-31-2009 05:11 PM
Cute Smartie no defense against idiot Road Ragers... heathere3 smart General Discussion 16 03-26-2008 10:43 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
 

Clubs, Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.