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Old 08-09-2010, 12:35 AM
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Default 2 stroke oil or not

I ran out of gas several miles from home and opted to get gas at a station rather than pedal home. They didn't have 2 stroke oil of course so I grabbed some 10w40 and guestimated 3 oz in a half gallon of fuel. I drove on home with no bad smoke or running problems. I'm wondering if it's safe to run this tank out, or use it in my lawnmower or car.
I just checked wikipedia and it says that 2 stroke oil is low ash which prvents deposits. Are these like carbon deposits in the combustion chamber?
When I was a teen with my first motorcycle (Yamaha 50), I would buy Golden West recycled motor oil for 29c a quart and mix with the 29c a gallon gas and took off.

Rod S

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