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Old 02-19-2012, 02:41 AM
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Default Re: Is this the proper Engine oil?

The problem with synthetics is they do their job too well. Motor builders recommend you use a mineral base non-synthetic for the break-in period. You can find small bottles of 2 stroke oil for chainsaws at large department stores. Poulan has small bottles that mix with about a gallon of gas. Run that until you run out of that mix then shift to the synthetics. 32:1 is a good starting ratio then whatever suits your fancy. Many here are running Opti-something at as much as 100:1. That's a little thin for me but many swear by it. The old racer in me likes the Maxima K2 oil I'm useing. Kinda expensive but so is a new motor
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