? difference btwn 2strk marine oil tcw-3

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  1. mr.charlie

    mr.charlie New Member

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    can anyone explain to me the diff between marine 2 stroke tcw-3 oil and regular (coastal brand) 2 stroke oil...can you mix the 2 ?......and add a lil marvel mystery?.....
     
  2. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Two stroke oil for air cooled engines is formulated differently. It is for air cooled engines that run at various rpm. Marine oil is for liquid cooled more-or-less constant speed engines.

    I wouldn't mix them, and I would only add MMO to the mix AFTER you mix your gas and oil to 32:1, not as part of the mix.

    Now I can almost guarantee you will get at least 5 differing opinions and debates about this.

    They make two different oils for the differing applications for a reason.
     
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    mr.charlie New Member

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    joe i gotta come clean here....i made a mix w/marine oil !....is this serious?..im still in the break in period.......
     
  4. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    It in reality will probably not hurt anything, especially if you mixed the two 50/50.
    Not sure what mix you are running but if you are running 16:1 I would suggest a change to 24:1 for break in.
     
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    i should have explained better....my initial gas up was made w/the marine oil and gas at the recommended break in ratio!.....i had bought regular coastal 2 cycle...but in my haste to hit the road i reached into my oil cabinet and saw the "Wally World" blue marine tcw-3 container (which was opened already)...and didn't give it a second thought.....till i was readin the lengthy post here about Optima2 and toms problems.....and then i was ...."OH SH&t !........even more so concerned as im in break in period......i'd hate to be doin damage to a great 1st build because of my ignorance.......
     
  6. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Just mix your gas and oil with the air cooled 2 stroke oil at 24:1 from now on, you will be fine.
     
  7. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    BTW- the 16:1 bit is because the Chinese use regular 30wt motor oil and that makes a mess and causes all kind of carbon build up too.
     
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    thanx joe!.....i have alot of people watchin what im doin ....and the last thing i need is a catastrophic..bing- bang- boom- butafuco meltdown ........
     
  9. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    That will only happen if you forget to mix the oil with the gas. :)
     
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    so i broke my motor in with outboard 2 stroke motor and ran it at least 500 mile at 16/1 after some reading i bought some all purpose stuff from wally worls and have been running 32/1 for about 300 miles

    im not sure of the long term effects of a high mix ratio or the fact that it was wrong type of oil but whatever i learned my lesson anyway next time ill just use multipurpose at 24/1 mix for breah in then 32/1 after a gallon or two of that
     

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