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Old 10-10-2013, 03:18 PM
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Which type of 2 cycle oil should you use in a 2 cycle gas motor?? Some people say caster based 2 cycle oil , some say synthetic and some reccomend non synthetic. I am confused. I was told that synthetic oil does not allow the ring to break in and caster based oil carbons up the motor !! So which camp is correct??
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Castor is a good oil to use. The best would be a class 5 synthetic but it's pricey.I use blendzall green label castor. It does leave carbon but it wont hurt anything except the plug may need changed once in a while.Steer clear of any synthetic oil less than class 5 as it doesn't lube a 2 stroke as well.
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I run just two stroke marine oil in my racing boat, its like $6 a qt.
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I run Redline racing 2 stroke oil in any and all 2 strokes .
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I run Redline racing 2 stroke oil in any and all 2 strokes .
Great oil ^^^^
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Redline is GOOD!
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Originally Posted by nitrohead5300 View Post
Which type of 2 cycle oil should you use in a 2 cycle gas motor?? Some people say caster based 2 cycle oil , some say synthetic and some reccomend non synthetic. I am confused. I was told that synthetic oil does not allow the ring to break in and caster based oil carbons up the motor !! So which camp is correct??
I would think about using what the motor manufacturer recommends.
Then use whatever you want.
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I run Redline racing 2 stroke oil in any and all 2 strokes .
The guy who did the work on my motor said I am to use this and this only as most oils, including synthetic are only really made for 2 strokes pushing up to 14-16 thousand RPM where you need something around the 22-26 rpm range.
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Thanks for sharing your opinions and experences with 2 cycle oil.
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