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#4778258 - 06/05/18 02:56 PM 2 Stroke oil.....What's the difference ??
fins Offline


Registered: 07/19/06
Posts: 115
Loc: ohio
I wasn't sure which forum to post this in.........

I always thought 2 stroke oil was all the same, marine, chains saw, lawn mowers, motorcycle,, weed eaters etc....

What IS the Difference ??

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#4778294 - 06/05/18 03:32 PM Re: 2 Stroke oil.....What's the difference ?? [Re: fins]
Motorsen Offline


Registered: 06/27/10
Posts: 14
Loc: Denmark
Lots of differences! Outboard engine is seawater cooled, thus running no more than 55C water temp. Outboard 2 stroke oil have ashless additives and have a lower viscosity due to the lower running temperature.

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#4778404 - 06/05/18 05:43 PM Re: 2 Stroke oil.....What's the difference ?? [Re: fins]
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#4778437 - 06/05/18 06:20 PM Re: 2 Stroke oil.....What's the difference ?? [Re: fins]
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Registered: 05/18/15
Posts: 223
Loc: St. Louis, MO
I use Stihl Ultra 2-stroke oil in all my 2-stroke OPE. Never had an engine failure running this stuff at 50:1.
In fact - Stihl doubled my warranty back when I bought an FS-45 trimmer years ago just for buying a 6-pack of Stihl Ultra oil with my purchase. Been using that oil every since - even with other brands of 2-stroke equipment.

Only real difference is when you get into the Marine oils - as noted above.


Edited by Lawn_Care (06/05/18 06:21 PM)
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#4778448 - 06/05/18 06:32 PM Re: 2 Stroke oil.....What's the difference ?? [Re: Kamele0N]
JLawrence08648 Offline


Registered: 01/20/17
Posts: 237
Loc: NJ


This was great. Anyone who has a Toro 2 cycle snowblower or any 2 cycle that requires TCW3, needs to use only TCW3! And tug cannot use TCW3 in a non TCW3 machine. This article explains it all.

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#4778615 - 06/05/18 09:48 PM Re: 2 Stroke oil.....What's the difference ?? [Re: fins]
AMC Offline


Registered: 10/17/10
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Loc: South Eastern, CT
Or you can use this and there is no difference:

https://www.valvoline.com/our-products/motor-oil/multi-purpose-2stroke-engine-oil

It is both TC-W3 and Jaso-FB rated and works in all 2 stroke equipment. Air cooled, small equipment and water cooled, large marine equipment all the same. Autozone almost always has it in stock for about 6 bucks per quart. I may give it a try next time I need some 2 stroke oil.
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#4778715 - 06/06/18 12:25 AM Re: 2 Stroke oil.....What's the difference ?? [Re: fins]
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Registered: 07/19/17
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Loc: PR CA, USA
I use Maxima oil in all my 2 strokes.

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#4778850 - 06/06/18 08:21 AM Re: 2 Stroke oil.....What's the difference ?? [Re: fins]
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Registered: 12/16/06
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I disagree. You do not want to use TCW3 oil in a air cooled two stroke. It leaves a hard carbon and siezes the rings. I very had several two strokes down and that was the case.
Use a TC rated two stroke oil with a FB/ FC or FD rating.
FD is the best rating.
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#4778882 - 06/06/18 08:52 AM Re: 2 Stroke oil.....What's the difference ?? [Re: Panzerman]
JLawrence08648 Offline


Registered: 01/20/17
Posts: 237
Loc: NJ
Originally Posted By: Panzerman
I disagree. You do not want to use TCW3 oil in a air cooled two stroke. It leaves a hard carbon and siezes the rings. I very had several two strokes down and that was the case.
Use a TC rated two stroke oil with a FB/ FC or FD rating.
FD is the best rating.


Toro says to use only a TCW3 in their engines. Are you saying not to use TCW3 in their engines or the companies that say you must use TCW3 or only the engines that are not recommending TCW3?

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#4778933 - 06/06/18 10:03 AM Re: 2 Stroke oil.....What's the difference ?? [Re: fins]
Broo Offline


Registered: 04/11/15
Posts: 128
Loc: Canada
Nice to read, I didn't know there could be a difference. My only 2 stroke engines are my string trimmer and chainsaw. I use whichever 2 stroke oil is cheapest at Canadian Tire, usually Motomaster.

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#4778990 - 06/06/18 11:06 AM Re: 2 Stroke oil.....What's the difference ?? [Re: fins]
fins Offline


Registered: 07/19/06
Posts: 115
Loc: ohio
So............ TCW3 in 2 cycle Marine Outboards

Regular 2 stoke oil in everything else........chainsaws, 2 stroke lawn mowers, trimmers, etc.


Edited by fins (06/06/18 11:07 AM)

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