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This is a discussion on 708 oil consumption significantly reduced! within the Engine forums, part of the Yamaha Wolverine Gen 1 708 cc SxS category; I’m a sceptic, so when I talked to the service department at my dealer about my oil consumption and how wide spread it was with ...

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    708 oil consumption significantly reduced!

    I’m a sceptic, so when I talked to the service department at my dealer about my oil consumption and how wide spread it was with the 708, I kinda brushed it off as B.S. when he donated a bottle of Engine Med Rx to me and said, “ try this, we’ve seen amazing results with smoking engines after it’s use”. He went on about our ethanol fuels, and the carbon buildup on the rings and valves etc. I’ve never put much stock in these kind of products, but do use Stabil off and on especially when winterizing all my mowers etc. 300 miles ago I changed the oil and started using the Engine Med as suggested, every fill up. I kept checking the oil and it kept reading full! It didn’t quit smoking immediately but after 4th ride I no longer see any smoking on the cold start. In 300 miles I would have added 5 ounces of oil 3, possibly 4 times! I finally added 2ounces after the 300 miles as it was 1/8” below the mark. I’m pretty happy and feeling a lot better about my 708 engine. This is a Yamahalube product. I told the service manager about my results and he stated that the oil consumption problem is primarily related to the ethanol fuel and carbon buildup and that it’s going on with a lot more engines than the 708 and not just with Yamaha. They sell everything but Polaris and see a lot of stuff. They have the highest rating Yamaha gives as a service dept. and quoted me 1020 to do the top end of my engine and could have taken my money, but instead donated a 24.00 bottle of cure to me to try. He suggested that once it’s cleaned out to just be on a schedule of using it every 3rd or 4th fill up. With all the stories I’ve read on here about dealers that don’t care after the sell, I’m feeling pretty lucky to be 20 miles from them.
    I’m not saying there is no issue with some of these engines or that mine is completely cured, but if your a smoker and consumer you may want to give it a whirl! I’d say mine is 95% better! Name:  83B2713D-58F4-4B66-AD28-6B974B8A297B.jpeg
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    Be sure not to get the Fuel Med Rx bottle, they look exactly the same!
    As a side note, I should have went by hours but didn’t check the meter. My miles come slow! I’m averaging 9 miles per hr in 4200ish miles. That’s about 34 hours of driving for the 2 oz of oil!
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    Keep us informed as you get more mileage in with the additive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MORSNO View Post
    Keep us informed as you get more mileage in with the additive.
    Sure will morsno!
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    I looked it up and on Amazon Canada its $20 for the "The handy 3.2 oz size is formulated to treat 5 gallons of gas for continuous use. Just treat, toss and take off." That an expensive tank of gas!!

    Oh there is a listing for the multi use 16 OZ size, a bargin at $59. EH!!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tripplec View Post
    I looked it up and on Amazon Canada its $20 for the "The handy 3.2 oz size is formulated to treat 5 gallons of gas for continuous use. Just treat, toss and take off." That an expensive tank of gas!!

    Oh there is a listing for the multi use 16 OZ size, a bargin at $59. EH!!"
    16oz treats 160 gallons so about 2.70 per full tank of treatment Canada.
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    3.2oz is said to do 5 gal. I assume US for convenience. Thats 25 gal doing the math.

    A one off treatment is one thing. But for every gas fill seems a definite over kill.
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    After reading this I'm really glad that I only run Rec Fuel (non-ethanol).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tripplec View Post
    3.2oz is said to do 5 gal. I assume US for convenience. Thats 25 gal doing the math.

    A one off treatment is one thing. But for every gas fill seems a definite over kill.
    What sounds handy, convenient and sensible to me is buying 2 16oz bottles while your at the store. That’s gonna last awhile and cost much less! 15cents a gal US and roughly 37cents a gal Canada. Who’s going to notice that when our fuel prices fluctuate up and down a 1.00 a gal through out the year. Pretty easy to just conveniently squeeze out a 1/4 oz if you add 2.5 gallons of gas. Eh!

    Not sure why someone would try a 1 time instacure treatment anyway.
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    This is interesting @Budro2. I just posted about my oil consumption in the "What don't you like about your Wolverine" thread and then saw your reference to this thread. I'll be really curious to learn more about this. Over 1,000 of the 1,200 miles on my machine have been ridden in Iowa where I can buy 87 octane no ethanol and that's what I run in all my machines when I have access to it. I have run a tank or two of 87 10% ethanol through my Wolvy when that was all I could get and I run gas treatment in it when that's been the case. I put ~100 miles on each of the last 3 weekends I rode in the Fall and each time had to add 5 ounces to get it back to full. I'm wondering if I should have them tear it down to investigate or if I should try some of this special sauce for a while and see if it improves. I have the extended warranty so if there's a problem, I should be covered. I just don't want to put another 1,000 miles on it and then have to fight to get it the issue resolved.
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    I wonder why this thread doesn't bump the the "Active Topics" list when someone posts to it? Any ideas @MORSNO or @MassiveOverkill?
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