Best 2 stroke oil recommendation?

Discussion in '2-Stroke Engines' started by mcassMB6, May 24, 2008.

  1. mcassMB6

    mcassMB6 Member

    I've heard of Castor Oil- not the choice for me, but which pre-mix oil brand would be the best choice?

    Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

    -mcassMB6
     

  2. Addicted

    Addicted New Member

    I'm a big fan of Amsoil synthetic,great stuff!
     
  3. kawasaki999

    kawasaki999 Member

    Dido the Amsoil
     
  4. mcassMB6

    mcassMB6 Member

    Okay, so I've seen it advertised here on MBC, but what makes it so great? Why not a Pennzoil or other 2 stroke synth oil? I'd hate to think that I"d always have to special order 2 stroke oil...

    How much is it anyway?
     
  5. Addicted

    Addicted New Member

    I recently bought a very expensive new bike(No pedals)and did a lot of researching oils,I liked the amsoil best.They have been at it a long time,they were the first with synthetic.Great wear protection,extremely low deposits,I love it so far.Go to their website and look around.
     
  6. kawasaki999

    kawasaki999 Member

    You can buy it at napa auto parts. Why settle yor 2nd best?
     
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  7. JohnnyLoves

    JohnnyLoves Member

    Personally, I heard there is no big difference between 2 cycle engine oils. I like the 1 gal jugs of it from Walmart, maximum cost effectiveness. So far no probs, and the engine sounds like its running smooth.
     
  8. Addicted

    Addicted New Member

    That Couldn't be farther from the truth,There is a HUGE difference between different brands.Wear,deposits,spooge from the exhaust,smoke production.
     
  9. kawasaki999

    kawasaki999 Member

    The difference is your motor will last 1/2 as long on walmart oil, yea it will run ok.
     
  10. JohnnyLoves

    JohnnyLoves Member

    lol point taken and definitely noted.
     
  11. DetonatorTuning

    DetonatorTuning Active Member


    no amsoil experience but from Pablos site, those are marked at 50-100:1.

    i just bought an engine from DDM and they recommend 25:1 for it.

    what's up ?

    thanks,
    steve
     
  12. Remember this is an engine from China were talking about here. 50 to 1 mix is bad for these engines. So even though Wally World oil works for your weed eater,that weed eater is not hauling you around.
    I did castor early in my engine life and loved it but is pretty pricey getting it from e-bay no other way. Then I started mixing it with Auto Zone Valvoline synthetic. Yes,I had some deposits in my exhaust that needed some cleaning but it's assuring to know that stuff is protecting my engine.
    It's well broken in now with 2,000 miles so my castor is almost gone and the Valvoline stuff from Auto Zone is taking over.
     
  13. Ghost0

    Ghost0 Guest

    Just because an oil has a recommended mix ratio doesn't mean you have to follow it. Typically you want to use the best oil you can but at the ratio the engine manufacture recommends not the ratio the oil manufacture recommends. Synthetic usually isn't the best to break in a motor. The oil is actually too good and will increase your break in time. Not bad just takes longer. I did break mine in on Synth though and it is fine. I started at 20:1 and I am now at 40:1 even thought the oil recommends 50-100:1. Just being on the safe side. I use the Amsoil Saber. I am told it is the oilier of their 3 brands. I run my engine very lean for best performance and still have plenty of oil residue in the exhaust so I know it is being well lubricated.
     
  14. davidsis

    davidsis Guest

    I run a special recipe for my engine 1oz Amseoil, 3 oz wall mart 2 stroke oil.
     
  15. kawasaki999

    kawasaki999 Member

    Amsoil at 100:1 is like other oils at 50:1 So if you mix it at 50:1 its like 25:1 . I have a DDM gp-460 I run amsoil at 80:1 like amsoil recomends for extreme conditions. I broke the motor in at 25:1 pennzoil outdoor air cooled 2 gals. before I switched to Amsoil.
     
  16. eljefino

    eljefino Member

    at the very least make sure you get air cooled oil as noted above, there is a motorboat spec (TCW3?) for water cooled engines that's way cheesier.
     
  17. thatsdax

    thatsdax Guest

    I use..

    I use both Val and AMSoil. If you can not get or afford AMS oil, then go with Val. Only the best will do. Enjoy the ride..
     
  18. kawasaki999

    kawasaki999 Member

    Just got back from walmart and there oil is for outboards, outboard motors run cool and the oil does not have the additive that air cooled oil has.
     
  19. arceeguy

    arceeguy Active Member

    I use Mobil 1 Racing 2T at 32:1 premix on all of my two stroke engines. No smoke, and excellent Mobil 1 lubrication. I hear that they don't make it any more though, but I've got a few quarts left.

    A mower repair guy said that he uses Mercury outboard oil on all of his equipment, and that even though it is formulated for water cooled engines, a trimmer or blower would not suffer. He does not recommend using TC-W oils on high revving dirt bikes, snowmobiles and even some water cooled personal water craft. I used outboard oil for a long time because I had a boat at the time, and my blower and trimmer did suffer from clogged exhaust ports after several years. The synthetic stuff leaves very little carbon deposits and virtually no smoke. I guess when my stock of Mobil 1 is depleted, I need to find another synthetic 2 stroke lube.
     
  20. spad4me

    spad4me Member

    In my little corner of Arizona.
    Checkers stopped selling Mobil 1 Racing 2T.
    I bought the last 2 quarts for $1.00 each.
    My current mix is 64 oz of mobil one plus, 16 oz of Benol Castor, and finally, 2 oz of Marvel mystery oil .
    Mixed at 16 to 1 with cheap gas for the summer heat.
    120 F at 2 am.


    I can still get Penzoil for aircooled engines and wally world generics.
    I would NOT use an outboard oil they only are good to 212 degrees.
     
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