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Kendall 27 yr old 2 cycle oil Would you use it? #4727014
04/14/18 05:44 PM
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I have 2 quarts in plastic containers of Kendall 2 cycle oil that says "Kendall 2 cycle oil and 50:1 SAE 30 wt Motor Oil" that is 27 years old. Would you use it for snowblowers, weed wackers, hand and back pack blowers, chainsaws that are 15-40 years old? It's been sealed.

Re: Kendall 27 yr old 2 cycle oil Would you use it? [Re: JLawrence08648] #4727019
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Corked in 1991.

Heck yes I'd use it.


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Re: Kendall 27 yr old 2 cycle oil Would you use it? [Re: JLawrence08648] #4727023
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In that kit, yes.

Maybe not in a motorcycle though. An engine seize can kill you.

I'm told autotrans scooters are OK because the transmission disengages fast enough to stop you spilling. Wouldn't want to test it though.

Re: Kendall 27 yr old 2 cycle oil Would you use it? [Re: JLawrence08648] #4727034
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I bought a case of TCW3 outboard motor oil in the early 90's. Put the 1955 outboard away until last year. Fire up right away and in went the old/new TCW3 oil. Runs like a Swiss watch.

Re: Kendall 27 yr old 2 cycle oil Would you use it? [Re: JLawrence08648] #4727045
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I wouldn't use it, I'd take a few pictures of it and place it on the mantle. smile


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Re: Kendall 27 yr old 2 cycle oil Would you use it? [Re: JLawrence08648] #4727068
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It should work but why risk it? 2 cycle oil is not expensive.

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Re: Kendall 27 yr old 2 cycle oil Would you use it? [Re: JLawrence08648] #4727074
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I would use it in my weed eater. I was mixing up a gas/Oil blend for mine a couple of weeks ago and found some old 2 cycle oil in the back of a shelf in my garage that I did not know was there. It comes in those small containers so it is easy to overlook.

This oil is probably only 3 to 5 years old, but seems to be working fine. Some guy posted a used oil analysis a while back for a GM car that had been sitting since like the '80s. And the oil was still in pretty decent shape. Oil just sitting in a bottle or oil pan seems to be all right.


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Re: Kendall 27 yr old 2 cycle oil Would you use it? [Re: JLawrence08648] #4727079
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It's 2 stroke oil - I'd use it and I wouldn't even think twice about it.


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Re: Kendall 27 yr old 2 cycle oil Would you use it? [Re: JLawrence08648] #4727131
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I'd use it w/o giving it a second thought.


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Re: Kendall 27 yr old 2 cycle oil Would you use it? [Re: JLawrence08648] #4727154
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Should be just fine...


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Re: Kendall 27 yr old 2 cycle oil Would you use it? [Re: JLawrence08648] #4727245
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Yup, I would. I still have a half gallon of Golden Spectro from 2000 when I quit racing motocross. I'm going to use it some day too!


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Re: Kendall 27 yr old 2 cycle oil Would you use it? [Re: Jett Rink] #4727264
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Originally Posted By: Jett Rink

This oil is probably only 3 to 5 years old, but seems to be working fine. Some guy posted a used oil analysis a while back for a GM car that had been sitting since like the '80s. And the oil was still in pretty decent shape. Oil just sitting in a bottle or oil pan seems to be all right.


You're probably right, but this is 2-stroke oil, NOT 4-stroke motor oil. Different thing.

This means its intended for use in a total loss system.

This in turn means that, unlike 4-stroke motor oil, it doesn't need to have high oxidative and thermal stability, so perhaps it doesn't.

This point comes up sometimes re using 2-stroke as motor oil (which I have considered as a work-around to try and get a smoker through a UK MOT test, reasoning it would burn cleaner).

General drift of informed advice there seems to be:- DONT

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