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Registered: ‎03-20-2014
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Oil swap

I have been running XD-50 in my 02' Fitch since I had bought it in late winter last year. I don't know what oil was being used by the previous owner, but I was considering switching to XD-100. Would it be ok to switch and would I need to flush my tank now or would it be ok to run the tank low then just fill with the 100?
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Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Oil swap

the oils will mix but it is  best to run almost out of the XD-50 then add the XD-100 for best results.




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