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This can be a big can of worms, some run oils that meet the standard rating the engine calls for and get by just fine and save a few bucks, others want the best oil you can buy that exceeds the standards that their engine calls for to put in their engine, which is fine also but you will pay a bit more for that oil, so what to do? I always buy oil that "exceeds" the standards for your engine not oil that just "meets" the standards for your engine, a example for this would be... on a scale of 1 to 10 a oil that just "meets" the standard requirements for your engine would be around 4 on that scale, a oil that "exceeds" the requirements for your engine would be around 8+on that same scale, keeping in mind no oil is perfect, with both these types standards of oil will Yamaha warranty your new engine if a failure occurs.. yes.. BUT.. they have the right to test your oil you are using if its not Yamalube and if they find that the oil you used caused the problem even though it met the standards then "YOU" will have to go after that brand oil company YOU USED to get reimbursed for the engine job, not Yamaha, so good luck with that, so in saying all of this my recommendation is just stick with Yamalube at least till your warranty is up, heck Yamalube is a very good oil, I run nothing else but.
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