Recent Topics
10/1-11/16 5 qt's Napa Synthetic w/Silver OF$21.99
by tenderloin
28 minutes 5 seconds ago
10/1-10/28 O'Reilly Sales Ad
by tenderloin
58 minutes 11 seconds ago
Got the Hi-Power
by john_pifer
Today at 12:03 AM
Upgraded Mobil Jet Oil 387
by syfi
Yesterday at 11:40 PM
klotz super techniplate feed back
by mcn1970
Yesterday at 10:58 PM
ISIS appears 5 miles from Baghdad
by dave1251
Yesterday at 10:34 PM
ML-The Silent Danger of Abrupt Lubricant Failure
by wemay
Yesterday at 10:15 PM
Apple releases important update
by Mystic
Yesterday at 09:56 PM
Machinery Lubrication - 'GrpIII syn is mktng term'
by wemay
Yesterday at 09:41 PM
The Paint is Peelin'!
by Nick1994
Yesterday at 09:39 PM
Pennzoil Syn Blend Or Yellow Bottle 5w30 ?
by crazyoildude
Yesterday at 09:29 PM
fram ultra, weird oil pressure
by bowhuuntr
Yesterday at 09:27 PM
Newest Members
PAssatGuy, mcn1970, KCChemist, bbuice, Hemingway
51460 Registered Users
Who's Online
25 registered (dmack2, 901Memphis, Duke, Falcon_LS, 6 invisible), 549 Guests and 162 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
51460 Members
64 Forums
220062 Topics
3474881 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG

Topic Options
#2084674 - 11/23/10 12:32 AM API TC 2 stroke oil?
Texan4Life Offline


Registered: 01/28/10
Posts: 2135
Loc: Texas
I got a little 2 stroke generator and in the manual it specs API TC 2 stroke oil.

Is this the same as TC-W3?

I have never seen API TC where would I buy it?

I have been running it on super tech universal 2 stroke oil. But after I flipped through the manual it speced API TC.

I just thought 2 stoke oil was 2 stroke oil.


Edited by Texan4Life (11/23/10 12:34 AM)
_________________________
2005 Dodge Ram 1500, 5.7L
[Current Fill: PP 0w-20][Baldwin B2-HPG]

Top
#2084680 - 11/23/10 12:54 AM Re: API TC 2 stroke oil? [Re: Texan4Life]
mechanicx Offline


Registered: 10/23/09
Posts: 8576
Loc: Ohio
There are two classes of 2 stroke oil. TC is low ash and TC-W3 is no ash. TC is sort of an obsolete/minimum standard for the low ash type but some say it is equivalent to FC or EGC. The highest spec for low ash oils is JASO FD or ISO EGD. A FC or EGC would be a pretty good oil as well. This link should help 2-strok oil

Top
#2084767 - 11/23/10 07:14 AM Re: API TC 2 stroke oil? [Re: Texan4Life]
Maximus1966 Offline


Registered: 11/01/10
Posts: 438
Loc: USA
This is what you want:

http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/sto...p;ci_sku=441281

It is low-ash rather than ashless.

BTW, the TC spec is in no way obsolete.

Top
#2084868 - 11/23/10 09:49 AM Re: API TC 2 stroke oil? [Re: Texan4Life]
boraticus Offline


Registered: 04/19/09
Posts: 2533
Loc: Canada
Air cooled two cycle engines require TC3 not TC3W. TC3W is used for liquid cooled two cycle engines such as outboard motors and isn't formulated to withstand the same temperatures as TC3. Not saying it won't work but it's not the best choice for air cooled two cycle engines.

I use Canadian Tire Motomaster brand in my air cooled engines. It's API TC3 rated. It's made by Imperial Oil (Exxon). If you can find an American equivalent, you'll be using one of the best conventional two cycle oil out there, and it's fairly inexpensive.

Top
#2084877 - 11/23/10 10:01 AM Re: API TC 2 stroke oil? [Re: Texan4Life]
Texan4Life Offline


Registered: 01/28/10
Posts: 2135
Loc: Texas
Went to home depot and found some homelite brand 2 cycle oil that lists JASO FD and ISO EGD.

According to that site API TC was equivalent to JASO FC and JASO FD is basically FC but with more detergents.

So I'm good to go with JASO FD speced oil?
_________________________
2005 Dodge Ram 1500, 5.7L
[Current Fill: PP 0w-20][Baldwin B2-HPG]

Top
#2084984 - 11/23/10 11:36 AM Re: API TC 2 stroke oil? [Re: Texan4Life]
Cujet Offline


Registered: 02/15/03
Posts: 4140
Loc: Jupiter, Florida
Yes, your oil was a good enough choice. In fact, your method was good too. Look for oil used by similar air cooled equipment.

Chainsaw and lawn equipment oil is just fine.
_________________________
Turbo's rule.

Top
#2085284 - 11/23/10 05:26 PM Re: API TC 2 stroke oil? [Re: Texan4Life]
mechanicx Offline


Registered: 10/23/09
Posts: 8576
Loc: Ohio
Yes JASO FD is the highest spec for the low ash type. It would be a great choice.

Top