2-stroke oil choices

dnewton3

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Regarding two cycle air cooled power equipment ... Some of the better specs I can find for two cycle lubes is the JASO FD and ISO L-EGD. Seems that this is designed for air cooled stuff and to help not only run clean, but actually clean up previous deposits. It's common on some of the brand name products (Echo, Husky, etc; though I cannot find anything on Stihl's lube). Just about the only source of that kind of lube from a non-OEM is the Mystic JT-4 Lawn and Garden. https://www.mystiklubes.com/do/product/OUTDOOR_POWER/663091002 I'm looking to find competitive pricing options; does anyone know of any other aftermarket lubes that would also meet those specs?
 

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Menards was selling a Sears brand not too long ago so I bought a bottle out of curiosity and made up a mix and fired it up in my 20" Chainsaw. Good stuff. Don't know who blends it.
 
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VPracing 2stroke can be found at Walmart I run it over Sthil oil any day including first tank out of the box at the dealer brrought my own fuel in for a 261 pro saw also same mix in a Husky 576 from day one. It is the only oil I run now in every air cooled two stroke I own. Mix is blended with VPracing C9 race fuel 40:1 in everything
 
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Originally Posted by 2015_PSD
Originally Posted by spasm3
Originally Posted by dippschtick
https://www.amsoil.com/shop/by-prod...l-synthetic-2-stroke-oil/?code=ATPPK-EA. Usually not the cheapest stuff but can be mixed at higher ratios.
That's what i'm running. Price is not bad if you buy a quart.
Same; I usually wait until I have enough for free shipping and with the preferred discount and the fact that you can mix at 100:1 makes it a good value.
I've been afraid to run 100:1. I know people do. I was ding 40:1 but with the amsoil I have been running 50:1. I have an expensive chainsaw, I just can't bring myself to try 100:1 in it.
 
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Originally Posted by Chris142
Originally Posted by dblshock
I use WalMart ST TCW-3 in everything gasoline $13.99.
Not for air cooled stuff.
that's a myth. been using twc3 for 30 years in my lawn biz with out a single failure oil related . I tried torco and the older stuff that specked 32/1 would run terrible on it. the very best 2 stroke oil was mobil1 2t. still have a few qts that I am saving for my stihl 4 mix engines that I don't run twc3 in
 
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Originally Posted by dave123
VPracing 2stroke can be found at Walmart I run it over Sthil oil any
I love the VP Racing 2 stroke as well. The Stihl oil I got free with my chainsaw is only JASO FB, so it sits on my shelf for use in my snow blower.
 
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both echo oils are jaso fd, the regular and the red armor. I have just been using the red armor.. only use 1-2 a year of the squeeze bottles 16oz?
 
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I'm not a Royal Purple user for motor vehicle oil. I do use it for my 2 stroke engines due to the availability and price from Amazon. It has been a jackpot for me. Long term use with a Shenadowa and a Echo SRM2400 weedwacker. The Echo lasted me nearly 20 years of homeowner use but hard use at that. Three acres and a back yard with constant brush (not weeds) to take down.
 
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Lawnboy 32:1 oil was tcw3 before there was a spec. my 1975 Stihl spec'ed 40;1 special Stihl sauce.. My local True Temper hardware store was closest.I'm on my 3rd qt of Valvoline Universal 2 stroke oil. I am over oiling the weed wacker fuel, for sure. I follow the directions on the weed wackers to start them and they start. grin2
 
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Originally Posted by super20dan
Originally Posted by Chris142
Originally Posted by dblshock
I use WalMart ST TCW-3 in everything gasoline $13.99.
Not for air cooled stuff.
that's a myth. been using twc3 for 30 years in my lawn biz with out a single failure oil related . I tried torco and the older stuff that specked 32/1 would run terrible on it. the very best 2 stroke oil was mobil1 2t. still have a few qts that I am saving for my stihl 4 mix engines that I don't run twc3 in
Not a myth, you need to do a little research.
 
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I now use Amsoil Interceptor or Dominator in my 2 stroke Waverunner, and I buy it by the gallon. I keep a older quart container for my various 2 stroke OPE and use the same stuff. I used some cheaper stuff on the Waverunner, and suffered a failure. When I tore the engine down, I was not too pleased with the wear I found. After rebuilding the engine, I stuck to Amsoil Interceptor. I started doing a compression test 2-3 times in a riding season, and pulled off the head after 2 years. I was very pleased with what was essentially no wear at all. The big Yamaha 1200 cc or 1300 cc marine 2 stroke engines for the Waverunners came with oil injection, and the tank holds about 1.5 gallons of oil, 18 gallons gas. Generally a tank of oil lasts between 3 and 4 tanks of gas. The mix ratio varies depending on throttle position, anywhere from 100-1 at light throttle, up to 32-1 at heavy throttle.
 
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Royal Purple 40:1, IMO it's the EPA and marketing departments telling people to use 50:1 or higher, not anyone who works on small engines. Granted depending on the value of the gear, and your stubbornness to repair it, it may be retired due to some other fault before wear from a (leaner than <span style="font-style: italic">I</span> like it) oil mix.
 
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Originally Posted by super20dan
Originally Posted by Chris142
Originally Posted by dblshock
I use WalMart ST TCW-3 in everything gasoline $13.99.
Not for air cooled stuff.
that's a myth. been using twc3 for 30 years in my lawn biz with out a single failure oil related . I tried torco and the older stuff that specked 32/1 would run terrible on it. the very best 2 stroke oil was mobil1 2t. still have a few qts that I am saving for my stihl 4 mix engines that I don't run twc3 in
My BIL(a 50 yr outboard & OPE repair specialist) says the same thing. It doesn't seem to matter.
 
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