Some may have noticed that AMSOIL has changed their injector oil recommendation for all Sea-Doo personal watercraft models with 2-stroke engines.
Previously, AMSOIL had suggested Interceptor Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil for Sea-Doo 2-strokes. The reason being is that Sea-Doo had traditionally suggested oils meeting the API TC specification. As Interceptor is AMSOIL’s premium API TC 2-stroke oil, it was the default choice for Sea-Doo models.
But a change in thinking prompted AMSOIL to suggest two other choices.
AMSOIL’s Revised Sea-Doo Two-Stroke Oil Recommendation
AMSOIL’s premium recommendation is now HP Marine Synthetic Two-Stroke Oil. The reasons AMSOIL went this route are twofold. First, HP Marine offers excellent wear control and clean engine internals. Secondly, HP Marine offers low aquatic toxicity and strong anti-rust/corrosion protection. Overall, HP Marine ticks all the boxes as the perfect Sea-Doo 2-cycle injector oil.
Isn’t HP Marine A TC-W3 Oil?
HP Marine is suggested for applications requiring NMMA TC-W3 two-stroke marine oil. Many will argue that TC-W3 oils should be avoided in Sea-Doo applications. But, keep in mind that HP Marine’s elite synthetic formula exceeds the TC-W3 standard by a country mile.
AMSOIL’s in-house testing shows that HP Marine also performs flawlessly in API TC applications. Today’s sophisticated synthetic oil technology transcends old thinking. Decades ago, a 2-cycle oil could either perform well in TC-W3 (marine) or API TC (dryland). Due to previous oil technology limitations, a 2-cycle oil may not have provided peak protection and deposit control for both categories.
Today’s ashless detergents (as found in HP Marine) and synthetic base oils are worlds better than the formulations from yesteryear. HP Marine is overbuilt in terms of wear protection and RAVE power valve deposit control. The “API TC vs. TC-W3” discussion is obsolete when it comes to some of the elite synthetic two-stroke oils of today.
AMSOIL’s Second Two-Stroke Oil Choice For Sea-Doo Models
A less expensive choice for 2-stroke Sea-Doo applications is AMSOIL Synthetic Two-Stroke Injector Oil. This product commonly replaces synthetic, semi-synthetic and mineral oils at a great price. This full-synthetic two-stroke oil also provides excellent wear protection, clean engine internals and strong corrosion control. AMSOIL designed this oil to cover many application types on both water and land.
Is Interceptor Still A Safe Choice for Sea-Doo 2-Stroke Models?
Interceptor is and was a safe choice for Sea-Doo Rotax 2-stroke engines. Nothing has changed there. Interceptor is among the best of the best API TC oils on the market.
In conclusion, AMSOIL could have stuck with Interceptor as a safe recommendation for Sea-Doo 2-stroke engines. But HP Marine also delivers cutting edge wear and deposit protection for hard-running 2-strokes. The extra boost of anti-corrosion protection and marine low-toxicity was a enough to tip the scales in favor of HP Marine.