Witch Color to Use~Oil that is?

inspectorcritic

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I go shopping for 2 stroke oil there is:
Blue oil
Red Oil
Pink Oil
Green Oil
Black oil
Think I used them all but reading the label it says its for weed eater, chainsaws, ouutboard motors so on, well I'm not riding a chainsaw or weedeater I know you can build a bike from one, my form of broom I ride is a motorcycle and there is only one color that says its for motorcycles the color is deep green made by Quaker 2 stroke engine oil. The bike is quiter runs real smooth feels like it was intended for a motorcycle not a chainsaw ride no auto store out of three I check with carries it Wally-mart don't carry it either but oh thank heaven for 7 Eleven carries it in 8 oz for 3 bucks. Tried that black oil Economy Power from Home Depot sounded either my chain guard was rubbing or it was grindind the guts out of my crankcase. One can order special motor oil from gas bike companies but its such a hassel go through the mail.
 


inspectorcritic

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Expensive, still sounds risky have you taken off your muffler use a flash light see if the piston or cylinder scorn?
That mix is so light its not even shaded, but does it run okay whats your average speed and how does it pull a incline?
I use walmart super-tech at 32:1 - when on sale, it is $12 a gallon.
 

crassius

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on the older, smooth cylinder motors I use two tanks of 16:1 to run in, then go to 32:1

on newer, well honed cylinder motors I use two cups of 16:1 to run in, then go to 32:1

been doing it this way for many years

note, that diff countries and areas may have much diff gas than here
 

inspectorcritic

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on the older, smooth cylinder motors I use two tanks of 16:1 to run in, then go to 32:1

on newer, well honed cylinder motors I use two cups of 16:1 to run in, then go to 32:1

been doing it this way for many years
How many engines are you going through sounds like you are burning them out by using 32:1?
A mechanic may suggest that he may also be looking for some work too!
32:1 would that be equivelent to 2 ounces of oil per tank?
I just put in 2 ounces per 1 half gallon tank this morning sounds louder and ruffer and a Chinaman keeps talking in my head, No, use 3 ounces of oil per tank or motor will burn out after 8 months you can use 2 after you got your money out of motor, have erran for you, must ride longway. So that worries me I want to take some hill climbs see if it pulls a load better.

note, that diff countries and areas may have much diff gas than here
 

butre

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a 2 stroke is a 2 stroke is a 2 stroke is a 2 stroke. unless it's a diesel, whole nother can of worms there. weed eater oil is fine, air cooled outboard is fine, chainsaw is fine, dirt bike is fine. just don't use snowmobile oil or water cooled outboard oil, they're too thin to ensure longevity.

personally I use lucas semi-synthetic. it's not much more expensive than the cheap stuff, only about a dime per dose different, and the little single gallon bottles (ie. 2.56 oz) are convenient to carry around with you.

Do you know gas cost about $2.00 a gallon your paying about $10.00 too much, you must have some other problem.
$12 a gallon for oil, not for gas. that and $2 a gallon for gas works out to $2.37 a gallon for bike juice.
 
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Ratio Gas to Oil

1 Gallon Gas 2 Gallons Gas 3 Gallons Gas 4 Gallons Gas 5 Gallons Gas
16:1
8 oz Oil 16 oz Oil 24 oz Oil 32 oz Oil 40 oz Oil

20:1 6.4 oz Oil 12.8 oz Oil 19.2 oz Oil 25.6 oz Oil 32 oz Oil

32:1 4 oz Oil 8 oz Oil 12 oz Oil 16 oz Oil 20 oz Oil

40:1 3.2 oz Oil 6.4 oz Oil 9.6 oz Oil 12.8 oz Oil 16 oz Oil

50:1 2.56 oz Oil 5.12 oz Oil 7.68 oz Oil 10.24 oz Oil 12.8 oz Oil

100:1 1.28 oz Oil 2.56 oz Oil 3.84 oz Oil 5.12 oz Oil 6.4 oz Oil



5 Liters Fuel 10 Liters Fuel 15 Liters Fuel 20 Liters Fuel 25 Liters Fuel
16:1
313 ml Oil 625 ml Oil 938 ml Oil 1 250 ml Oil 1563 ml Oil
20:1 250 ml Oil 500 ml Oil 750 ml Oil 1000 ml Oil 1250 ml Oil
32:1 156 ml Oil 313 ml Oil 469 ml Oil 625 ml Oil 781 ml Oil
40:1 125 ml Oil 250 ml Oil 375 ml Oil 500 ml Oil 625 ml Oil
50:1 100 ml Oil 200 ml Oil 300 ml Oil 400 ml Oil 500 ml Oil
100:1 50 ml Oil 100 ml Oil 150 ml Oil 200 ml Oil 250 ml Oil
 
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