|Best oil for Make and break engines
Post Number: 16
|Posted on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 12:02 am: ||
Does anybody have any experience with the oil that is added to the gasoline. Would the new synthetic 2 stroke engine oils be better than the standard 30 weight oil? I have heard that the old engines do not run hot or fast enough to burn the oil and as a result they run dirty.
Post Number: 2279
|Posted on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 07:41 am: ||
I have been using 30W non detergent for the last 30 plus years and they seem happy with that
Post Number: 115
|Posted on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 09:40 pm: ||
For 2 cycle engines- the synthetic 2 cycle oil adds a few months to the life of the gas-oil mixture. The alcohol in the synthetic does not evaporate as fast as the regular 2 cycle engine oil.
According to a Stilh tech person, At end of the season, do not run the carb dry, but put in gas that has no ethanol - expensive. ( when corn gas sits for several months, it turns to brown sugar in the carb jets)
I also add Marvel Mystery oil to the gas to off set the damage from the corn gas we have to buy. ( For diesel engines= 1/4 qt to 30 gals of diesel)
How old is your 2 cycle engine- My 1963 British Seagull requires oil 10:1 to gas, My Stihl equipment- 40 or 50:1 ( 10-20 years old)