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What's the best brand of 2 stroke oil...

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Mary

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to use in a Tanaka 40 engine? I need to get some more and I forgot the name.

Thanks,

Mary
 


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turbo/chaos

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me i think ther is 3 out ther amsoil royal purple or yamalube 50 50 mix
 
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Hive

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Oil

Mary, I messed around the WWW searching for data etc, and ended up going with easiest brand to find.

I use the Tanaka stuff as I can buy it locally, but any reputable brand made for application should do well at manufacturer's stated mix-ratio.

I found the Amzoil ratio data confusing and think the stuff is over priced. No doubt, it is excellent product and will do the job, however, if you can figure out correct type to use and if it makes any difference.

My neighbors and I share a chainsaw and we really do not worry about it too much and it has been running well for years, abused as it has been, not being on a bike notwithstanding.

Tanaka engines are chrome lined and tough.

A neighbor messes with two-cycles engines as a hobby and he says I have right idea- can't go wrong with mfgr's recommended stuff.

I am anal, but this is one thing I have decided to keep simple and follow maker's advice; it is simple.
 

loquin

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The only problem with castor oil is that it is quite unstable - it starts oxidizing the minute you mix it, and goes stale in a few weeks. Which plays hob with the lubrication...

Maybe the synthetic blends would help counteract this, but, unless you're racing and throw away any unused fuel after each weekend, it would be an expensive oil to use, I would think.
 
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sklein25

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I prefer Castrol A747 as my #1 choice and Klotz R50 as my second. Both are full synthetic and have castor oil already in them. I've rebuilt many engines that have used both these lubricants. When mixed in the proper ratio and through proper break-in period, using these lubes will help maintain a long running engine.

But only my $0.02 worth........
 
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Mary

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Mary, I messed around the WWW searching for data etc, and ended up going with easiest brand to find.

I use the Tanaka stuff as I can buy it locally, but any reputable brand made for application should do well at manufacturer's stated mix-ratio.

A neighbor messes with two-cycles engines as a hobby and he says I have right idea- can't go wrong with mfgr's recommended stuff.

I am anal, but this is one thing I have decided to keep simple and follow maker's advice; it is simple.
Hi Bob,

Yes, I know what you mean by "anal", me too, sometimes drives me nuts :)
Then, I just give it up and go with simple. :D

VIA the grapevine, I heard that Dennis at GEBE likes the Lucas brand. So, I'll check to see if I can get here.

Mary
The Trout Whisperer
 

Skyliner70cc

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The only problem with castor oil is that it is quite unstable - it starts oxidizing the minute you mix it, and goes stale in a few weeks. Which plays hob with the lubrication...

Maybe the synthetic blends would help counteract this, but, unless you're racing and throw away any unused fuel after each weekend, it would be an expensive oil to use, I would think.
Please cite your source of information. THis shouldn't be an issue with today's additive technology. Vitamin E is added in small amounts to stabilize castor oil making your point moot. I've got 90 day old castor oil based fuel in my motorbike and in one of my cars. No problem to date. Yes, I said car, I supplement the oil injection in one of my rotary vehicles with a hint of castor. Been doing it for years and on 5 prior rotaries without any issues.

I pay about 15 cents/oz for castor oil when I buy by the gallon. I'm currently using 70/30 in my used engines and 100% castor in my new engines. Not a bunch of money....
 
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spad4me

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Where do you buy your castor Skyliner70cc

128 X .15 = $19.20 for a gallon pf Castor.
I am using Benol $7.36 a pint = 46 cents an oz
16 X .46= $7.36

Where do you buy your castor Skyliner70cc
 
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