home brew 2stroke oil

Discussion in '2-Stroke Engines' started by frankz, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. frankz

    frankz New Member

    anyone heard any good recipes......... i cant believe its rocket science

  2. frankz

    frankz New Member

    what is diff from normal oil........or veggie oil
  3. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    I've never heard of anyone making two stroke oil.

    I don't know much about the stuff, but it's obviously a hydrocarbon. Since it's meant to be burnt, I would guess that it's a smaller, more volatile, molecule than oils that are better suited to lubrication only.

    and this would seem to suggest that trying out other off the shelf oils might not be a very good idea.
  4. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    Thinking about it a little more, there's bound to be referrence material that would tell you if, say, vegetable oil had acceptable characteristics.

    Any chemical engineers on this site?
  5. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    Pablo -- on site -- could tell you what is required

    and I will put my money here -- it is not easy to make

    I would rather spend time -- riding that MB THING
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2009
  6. BSA

    BSA Guest

    Apparently vegetable oil has been used on methanol burning 2 strokes with great succses. I know someone running a HT on methanol.

  7. cooltoy

    cooltoy Member

  8. arceeguy

    arceeguy Active Member

    Castor bean oil is vegetable oil, and has good lubricating characteristics but it forms gobs of carbon in the ring lands, combustion chamber and plug.
  9. luke

    luke Guest

    the modern kits run well on cheap lawnmower two stroke oil if you are trying to save money.i used to use ordinary 30-50 car motor oil on old villiers engines but i wouldn't recomend it on modern bikes.old bikes where built to run on cruder fuel.
  10. Skyliner70cc

    Skyliner70cc Active Member

    NOt carbon, but a varnish that is a superior dry lubricant. Pure castor is hardly used anymore and a touch blended into a quality synthetic lubricant allows the benefit of syn's cleaning burn while providing the benefits of castor.