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Old 01-03-2011, 09:59 PM
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Opti-4 Oil?

Anyone use Opti-4 oil additive in their mowers? When I bought my lazer the dealer really talked it up. I was just wondering if anyone had any experience with it?
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Old 01-04-2011, 08:21 AM
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Haven't tried it. Not a big fan of oil additives. I use Mobil 1 synthetic. I trust after 30+ years they put all the additives needed in. Dealers are there to sell products. Just my .02.
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Old 01-04-2011, 08:47 AM
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we have used it during engine break in for extended warranty offers, but that is it. i think the oil iteself is probably great, but i dont know about additives.
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Old 01-04-2011, 03:46 PM
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I checked into it a bit more. It's not an additive, it's the oil you have to use. And it figures out to be around 13.25 per quart. Thats about average for the middle quantity. Cheaper if you buy a drum, more if you buy less.
Still figuring if its worth it in the long run? I've always used mobil 1 in all my stuff, leaning that way again.
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Old 01-04-2011, 04:13 PM
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Did a little research. Most modern synthetics are right around 1000ppm zinc. The minimum recommended by SAE for flat tappets is 1200ppm zinc. Royal Purple is one the few common affordable brands I could find in that range. Never had a problem with Mobil 1 after decades and dozens of different engines.
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Old 01-04-2011, 07:10 PM
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I've seen the opti-4 oil at a couple dealers but never have tried it. Actually have an old ariens snow blower that has the opti-4 oil sticker on it, lol. I'm of the same opinion, use the dino oil for the break-in period and up to about 100 hours then I switch to synthetic, Amsoil air cooled formula for me!
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Old 01-04-2011, 07:16 PM
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Anyone use Opti-4 oil additive in their mowers? When I bought my lazer the dealer really talked it up. I was just wondering if anyone had any experience with it?
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Old 01-05-2011, 09:06 AM
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Now you guys got me thinking. I've used amsoil products in differentials, manual trannys and dirt bikes. I have to say the shifting was noticeably smoother especially on my KTM which is notorious for "notchy" feeling shifters.
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Old 01-24-2011, 06:38 AM
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Opti Oil

We use Opti in all of our 2 stroke mix fuel. It seems expensive upfront, but calculate the cost per gallon of mixed fuel compared to the regular 50/1 stuff and you'll be surprized. When we made the switch, all of our equipment seemed peppier. Fouled plugs are not ever an issue. Probably my favorite benefit is that the machines don't smoke like the do with regular mix oil. Anymore, I avoid regular mix oil at all cost. I keep backup opti around so I never have to substitute regular mix oil in a pinch.

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Old 03-10-2011, 09:29 AM
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Opti 4 Oil doubles your engine warranty if bought & used when you first buy your new commercial mower. Most dealers are now recommending using it. I've never had any warranty work done on the engine with the Opti 4 Oil, so I don't know how well they honor their warranty work. But if it doubles the engine warranty, I'll use it.
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