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Synthetic 2 stroke oil questions

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  • Synthetic 2 stroke oil questions

    is there any reduction in wear usinga synthetic oil?what are the benefits?and which oil is best?

  • #2
    Re: Synthetic 2 stroke oil questions

    The full synthetic is great but expensive. The synthetic blend is great and more reasonably priced. I prefer Penzoil and have found it at Wal Mart and K Mart. Good luck!


    • #3
      Re: Synthetic 2 stroke oil questions

      Check out this months issue of Trailerboats Magazine. They do a full write up on the Pro's and Con's. www.trailerboats.com.


      • #4
        Re: Synthetic 2 stroke oil questions

        I checked out the trailerboats.com and did not see any mention of the pro's and con's on oil.


        • #5
          Re: Synthetic 2 stroke oil questions

          Interesting that you should bring this up, Len.We haven't had a fight about oil all week. Have you read the article on oil types in the Engie FAQ Section?Have you done a search for threads about synthetic oils?Try those out. Good luck.


          • #6
            Re: Synthetic 2 stroke oil questions

            Len:In a word, YES. Ive been able to tear several small engines apart over the years that were run on synthetics. they generally look like new inside, even after being abused. They still have the hone marks in the cylinders and are clean as a whistle inside, rings are free and very little carbon buildup if any.


            • #7
              Re: Synthetic 2 stroke oil questions

              i used shell 100% synthetic 2 stroke oil in my outboards and i use synthetic lower unit lube too. i was skeptic, thought id try it at least once and see what happens...i ran through a full 6 gall tank mixed with 87 octane and 50:1 synthetic and my engine is noticabley quieter, smoother, and doesnt smoke as much... all of the engines i have used it on are small tillers, 3hp, 5hp, 6 hp, and 14 hp... so i dont know about big motors gaining a few hundred rpms to play with or not...it was 20 bucks a gallon for the 2 stroke and 6 dollars a quart for lower unit lube.. i wont change back to regular unless i absolutely have too..they also start easier, but i think that may have to do with the smooother running-ness of it...to shorten my story to a few words.." i love it"try it and youll see........mikey