what oil do you use

Discussion in '2-Stroke Engines' started by nickk, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. nickk

    nickk New Member

    hi all
    what 2 stroke oil does every body use
    i'm mainly asking australians but all input will be take into view
    as i'm just asking to find out the best protection(feels like i'm asking about frangers)
    adam from screaming emu uses castrol tts
    i'v used 2t
    pablo love pablo oils (havent seen it here)
    what ratios do you use eg 20:1 32:1 16:1 etc
    ta nickk
     

  2. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    Only the cheapest garbage for my engine!!!

    I get the stuff that's in wal-mart's garden dept.

    Been running it at 40:1. spark plug looks pretty good. Been thinking about going up to, maybe, 30:1.
     
  3. Pablo

    Pablo Motored Bikes Sponsor

    I'm telling you - choose any good brand in Aussie - mix it from 20:1 to 32:1. If your engine self detonates, it's not because of the oil mix!!!:ack2::detective::jester:
     
  4. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    thinking that 30:1 would be a smart move

    bluegoatwoods

    just from what we have seen up here on the mountain top

    thinking that a change to 30:1 would be a smart move

    ride that THING
     
  5. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    I'll bet you're right, MountainMan.

    Lubrication is, perhaps, the most important thing in engine care. At least that's true with autos and other four strokes.

    And I joked about "the cheapest garbage for my engine". But when it comes right down to it, this stuff I use is probably okay. But it's probably not anything really great. I think I will thicken it up a bit.
     
  6. heathyoung

    heathyoung Member

    I use 2T here, 25:1 - its great, no smoke and no bad smells. Burns pretty clean, although the engine is ported and compressed.
     
  7. cspaur13

    cspaur13 Member

    i just use the cheap walmart brand of 2 stroke oil at 20:1
     
  8. brisbane_boy

    brisbane_boy Member

    hey mate, where in aus are u??
    Iv just finished a bottol of mobile T2 motorbike oil.
    and am now goin to try castrol tts.

    just get a 2 stroke oil that is made for motorbikes and is fully synthetic.
    i run 50:1.
    works a treat.
     
  9. cspaur13

    cspaur13 Member

    im not in australia. im in florida
    but im still kinda in the break in period.
    after i finish the tank im gonna try 32;1
     
  10. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    just wondering brisbane_boy

    where did you find the run with mixture of 50:1 information ?

    that's a pretty lean mixture to be running un here on the mountain top

    as we ride those things
     
  11. alex

    alex Guest

    castrol 2t oil, 32:1, 4,000 + miles and still going strong....
     
  12. sparky

    sparky Active Member

    I use Klotz Super Techniplate.

    - 16:1 for break-in (1 or two tank fulls bare min, making sure not to get near top speed)
    - 32:1 is prolly pretty good for all mixtures after that

    EDIT: Just realized that a 1 gal gas can usually has 4 extra ounces for 2-stroke oil. Coincidence?? I think not!
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2009
  13. zaviii

    zaviii Member

    I use pretty much any 2-stroke oil for air cooled engines, haven't settled on a specific brand yet. I run it 25:1

    http://www.savegasmoney17.com
     
  14. Skyliner70cc

    Skyliner70cc Active Member

    That's a great oil cuz it has 20% degummed castor oil in it! If your engine fails, it won't be from an oil related failure or overheating.
     
  15. Lorcher

    Lorcher New Member

    I use AMSOIL 100:1, but mix it closer to 50:1 in my 97 octane gas. I also use Marvel Mystery Oil and Sea Foam.
     
  16. will_start

    will_start Member

    I bought a fancy Oil called Castrol Activ 2T, mix it at 20:1, 500ml per 10 Litres.
    Read the Blurb from the site below.
    It was an extra $3 per litre, on a no name variety.
    and I figure my engine needs all the help it can get.

    I Dunno if its better, or does what it says...

    http://www.castrol.com/castrol/sectiongenericarticle.do?categoryId=9009752&contentId=7018615

    Castrol Activ 2T is a modern, high quality 2-stroke engine oil fortified with Deposit Protection Formula designed to provide continuous protection against the build up of carbon deposits on the engine and spark plug, keeping them clean to ensure fast and reliable starting.
    Benefits
    # Cleanliness of engine and spark plug to ensure fast and reliable starting
    # Good protection against exhaust system blocking
    # Good lubricity to protect pistons from scuffing
    # Reduced pre-ignition and catalyst deterioration
    # Continuous protection against the build up of carbon deposits on the engine and spark plug during use.
     
  17. seanhan

    seanhan Member

    I use Lucas 2 stroke 50:1
    in my 32cc Tanaka
    It likes it !!!!
     
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