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Saw this in wally world. Wondering if its been used by any of Yall?
http://www.quicksilver-products.com/...otorcycle-oil/
Must have just started carrying it,
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Quicksilv...&wl13=&veh=sem
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i've never seen that one - i worked at a walmart tire and lube center for the last 10 years until last june, and never came across that brand. i have used castrol gtx 20w50 from wally world recently and valvoline vr-1 in 20w50, 50, and 60wt depending on season. i don't bother with synthetic in my engine, but if the price is right, go for it.
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Yup, they carry the Quicksilver 20W50 Synthetic in gallon bottles.

I bought some of the qt. bottles in the clearance
aisle for $2.50 a bottle.
Looked for it on the shelves and assume they needed the shelf space so that is why the put 6 qts. in clearance.

Did some research and it has good comments.
After all, Mercury Marine isn't going to put out junk.
Just got a new bike and I'm figuring on using the oil.
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Yup, they carry the Quicksilver 20W50 Synthetic in gallon bottles.

I bought some of the qt. bottles in the clearance
aisle for $2.50 a bottle.
Looked for it on the shelves and assume they needed the shelf space so that is why the put 6 qts. in clearance.
many times with wally world, if they put something like that on clearance it's because it's been discontinued due to not selling well.
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I would be careful about what oil I ran if I used a wet clutch. I don't.
Some of the friction modifiers used in oils cn affect your clutch. If they do, nothing you can do but throw the frictions out and buy new ones.
Almost any mineral oil will work in these engines (as will vegetable oils) and the most important thing to do is change it regularly. With no oil filter on these tractors any metal particles just float continuously around until they find a home embedded in a bushing somewhere.
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many times with wally world, if they put something like that on clearance it's because it's been discontinued due to not selling well.
I did walk back to the oil section and the space was limited.
No empty spots for the Quicksilver qts.
The bottle (in my hands) states it is fine for engine, tranny and clutch.
Rated API SF/SG/SJ/SL/SM and JASO MA/MA2

Myself, I never use one oil.
I don't do one-size-fits-all oil.
I'll be using this for engine only.

I'm buying oil in one qt. bottles.
Enough bottles for the engine (2W50).
A separate qt. for tranny that is listed for a tranny.
Same for the primary.
I have an UGC that has three holes.

I have many qts. of Sport-Trans oil for the Sporty.

You can only add them one bottle at a time!

Sometimes tranny and/or primary oil is cheaper than the engine oil.
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I have not used it.
Mercury doesn't make oil, just like HD doesn't make oil.
Use it and don't worry about it.

There are several people using it in Harleys and posting good Used Oil Analysis on BobIsTheOilGuy.com.
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Your profile shows both a 1970 and a 1980. I don't play with late model stuff. But your 1970 shares primary/tranny oil with the engine. There's no such thing as 1 oil for the tranny and one for the engine. They intermix through the foo foo valve.
If your talking about a 1970 with the wet clutch I simply wouldn't run a synthetic. That's me. But these engines work very well with mineral based oils and do not require anything "special". Certainly not full synthetics.
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20-50 CASTROL GTX since 18,000 miles.....now at 200,000 and when I pulled the cam cover to bead blast it the inside was CLEAN....use what you want, but GTX is proven for decades and millions of miles.....

Things I do not attempt to save money on:

1....OIL

2....TIRES

3....BRAKES

4....DAMPERS
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ferrous you ok?? ill chalk that up to late night drinkin but foo foo transferin oil crank to primary. hope it was just the drink gettin to ya
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