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#1 sodisr OFFLINE  

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Posted May 25, 2015 - 10:33 AM

Anyone have a preference for thier 2 cycle engines.??   I used to like lawnboy oil,but it seems harder to get  and  expensive..

 

  petrolium based,,,,, synthetic,,,  blend...????

 

Like I said Iv'e been using lawnboy oil..   After 25 years of use,, my lawnboy seemed to like it...

 

Now I went to the store the other day and some off-brand stuff is on the shelf... I'm looking for a top grade mix..          any sugestions............   sodi


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Posted May 25, 2015 - 03:35 PM

Amsoil Synthetic 2 stroke oil is about the best you can get.It doesn't smoke very much and it smells rather pleasant.

 

I've been running Yamalube 2R that I got down at our local Yamaha dealer.Buy it by the Quart for $8-$12 it smokes a bit more and it Stinks but it does a good job.My old Lawn Boy and the old saw likes it.

 

I still have part of a case of Lawn Boy oil but I won't use it.It carbons up pretty fast compared to the newer full synthetic oils.


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Posted May 25, 2015 - 08:26 PM

 I'm bad for getting whatever is cheaper.



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Posted May 26, 2015 - 09:35 AM

What about  outboard motor oil...????  Are all 2 cycle oils the same.?  just pay attention to the mix.??



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Posted May 26, 2015 - 07:58 PM

I use a oil that covers everything with one mix, either Arnold from TSC or Promix from Lowes.



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Posted May 28, 2015 - 10:12 AM

Well,, I bought some Pulan-Pro  2 cycle oil the other day..   Someone else mentioned this before,,,  Why did they change the format on how to read the ratio....  Milometers to gal,  or Liters ..  The oil I  bought say's  , Squeeze to the line  for a 40-1  mix... and pure it in a gal. container..   There's 3 lines on the fill tube..????   I had to get the calculater out to figure it  out..  What a pain..  I needed , 32/1 mix.. and the mix table was for 40/1....  All I could do is add a little more oil ... To guess a 32/1 mix...



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Posted May 28, 2015 - 10:29 AM

What about  outboard motor oil...????  Are all 2 cycle oils the same.?  just pay attention to the mix.??

 

They are in the same boat as a motor oil, not all the same. Engine manufactures have their own blend or specific mix and with the newer equipment I would stick to an OEM blend that has the special cooling additives needed in todays thin blend's

 

The older equipment should be run on the "Dino" blends such as outboard or a good quality non synthetic mix

 

Since most equipment is 50:1 alot of the manufactures no longer show the lines or tables for the old 20:1,32:1 40:1 blends, sometimes you have to get out the calculator and measure, I generally have a container for each ratio I use with lines added to it to mix.


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Posted May 28, 2015 - 01:58 PM

I have a Polaris ATV and 4 snowmobiles and a Suzuki dirt bike. They all are ran with Polaris VES oil I buy by the gallon from a off road shop. I also use it in my chain saws and trimmers and leaf blower. Only thing that I don't use it in is the 115 HP and 9.9 Mercury out boards. They get quick silver.

 

:D   Al


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Posted May 28, 2015 - 02:25 PM

It's easy to figure the ratio. Just divide 128 oz(1 gal)by the ratio. the result will be oz per gallon.
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