Can I Use This Oil

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by jowens, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. jowens

    jowens New Member

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    I was looking around the garage today and found some synthetic blend Pennzoil Marine 2-Cycle outboard oil. I would rather not see it go to waist but dont know if I can use it for my china girl. It states that its recommended for premix and injector systems, so could I use it?
     
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    Well before anyone says it.....I didnt use the Google search bar but did read what I needed to kn0ow on an updated Sticky thanks to Gearnut.....http://motorbicycling.com/f4/2-stroke-engine-kits-same-4579.html......its the last post in the thread this past Saturday.....really appreciate the site and help from everyone here!dnut
     
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    For the benefit of those who didn't see the information you probably read, outboard motor oil, as a rule, is formulated for water cooled engines only. They typically run at a lower temperature than an air cooled engine therefore the oil might not hold up to the higher temperature requirements and fail. We always suggest to look for a 2 cycle oil specially made for air cooled engines.
    Good luck with your project. Have fun, ride safe.
    Tom
     
  4. rustycase

    rustycase Gutter Rider

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    There are many, many people wiser than I who are very particular about the mix oil they use for their 2 smoke engines.

    I am not discriminating. :) I'll run anything that claims it will work for 2 stroke lubrication. Never burned one up for lack of lube. in 50 years.
    I HAVE fouled many plugs using too much oil, though.

    IMO tolerances are so poor in a china motor that any sauce will do the job.
    if I were racing??? then I'd probably find a way to run the Opti2 at 100:1.

    I'm a genuine, ingrained hack.
    Buy a jug of proper oil and mix the two together... :)
    run it at 40:1

    Best
    rc
     
  5. ddesens

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    run the oil. dont look back. It will be fine.
     
  6. Pablo

    Pablo Master Bike Builder & Forum Sponsor

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    Just mix it 32:1 and ride. It won't cause you motor to 'splode under normal conditions.

    Indeed it's NOT best to run water cooled engine 2 stroke oil in the China Bombs. But as long as you don't weigh 392 #'s, ride like an arse with roids, and it's not 106°F, you'll be OK.
     

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