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#4727014 - 04/14/18 06:44 PM Kendall 27 yr old 2 cycle oil Would you use it?
JLawrence08648 Offline


Registered: 01/20/17
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Loc: NJ
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.

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#4727019 - 04/14/18 06:50 PM Re: Kendall 27 yr old 2 cycle oil Would you use it? [Re: JLawrence08648]
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Heck yes I'd use it.
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#4727023 - 04/14/18 06:56 PM Re: Kendall 27 yr old 2 cycle oil Would you use it? [Re: JLawrence08648]
Ducked Offline


Registered: 10/25/12
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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.

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#4727034 - 04/14/18 07:04 PM Re: Kendall 27 yr old 2 cycle oil Would you use it? [Re: JLawrence08648]
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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.

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#4727045 - 04/14/18 07:17 PM Re: Kendall 27 yr old 2 cycle oil Would you use it? [Re: JLawrence08648]
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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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#4727068 - 04/14/18 07:46 PM Re: Kendall 27 yr old 2 cycle oil Would you use it? [Re: JLawrence08648]
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Registered: 03/18/18
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It should work but why risk it? 2 cycle oil is not expensive.


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#4727074 - 04/14/18 07:54 PM Re: Kendall 27 yr old 2 cycle oil Would you use it? [Re: JLawrence08648]
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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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#4727079 - 04/14/18 07:57 PM Re: Kendall 27 yr old 2 cycle oil Would you use it? [Re: JLawrence08648]
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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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#4727131 - 04/14/18 08:52 PM Re: Kendall 27 yr old 2 cycle oil Would you use it? [Re: JLawrence08648]
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I'd use it w/o giving it a second thought.
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#4727154 - 04/14/18 09:23 PM Re: Kendall 27 yr old 2 cycle oil Would you use it? [Re: JLawrence08648]
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Should be just fine...
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#4727245 - 04/14/18 10:54 PM Re: Kendall 27 yr old 2 cycle oil Would you use it? [Re: JLawrence08648]
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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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#4727264 - 04/14/18 11:31 PM Re: Kendall 27 yr old 2 cycle oil Would you use it? [Re: Jett Rink]
Ducked Offline


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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


Edited by Ducked (04/14/18 11:32 PM)

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