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Old 10-06-2012, 02:24 PM
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Adding 2 stroke synthetic?

I heard adding 8 ounces of 2 stroke synthetic oil to a full tank of fuel is excellent for the injectors and pump because the fuel is low sulfur making it dry. I know that sulfur additives work just fine, but 2 stroke oil is a little cheaper and i heard it works the same. Any thoughts on this?
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Old 10-06-2012, 02:47 PM
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Never tried it myself but I've heard that it really quiets the motor down.


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Old 10-06-2012, 03:15 PM
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Its not the sulfur that is the issue, its how they take it out of the fuel.

But yes, 2-stroke oil is fine. I used to run a good bit of it, but quit. Noticed about a 1mpg gain when on it and the engine was quieter/smoother.
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Its not the sulfur that is the issue, its how they take it out of the fuel.

But yes, 2-stroke oil is fine. I used to run a good bit of it, but quit. Noticed about a 1mpg gain when on it and the engine was quieter/smoother.
Why'd you quit using it?

Did it affect the engine after you stopped using it? I figured if the engine was used to it, it would act more negative than it did before you added the oil


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Why'd you quit using it?

Did it affect the engine after you stopped using it? I figured if the engine was used to it, it would act more negative than it did before you added the oil


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IDK really. I bought a couple gallons cheap at one time, and once i burnt it all up i just never bought anymore.

And the engine doesn't get used to it or anything like that. Hell, it doesn't care what you put in the tank for the most part.
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Yea its good i used to run 8 oz a fill up and every few thousand i would add a quart of transmission fluid to the mix helps out alot with maintaining the injectors the 2 stroke oil keeps the o-rings from getting dry and the tranny fluid is a good clean

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I run 1oz per gallon, even when using red diesel on the farm. Truck seems to like it, and I can get it for next to nothing. Haven't noticed any mpg gain, but the injectors are noticably quieter.
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I run 1oz per gallon, even when using red diesel on the farm. Truck seems to like it, and I can get it for next to nothing. Haven't noticed any mpg gain, but the injectors are noticably quieter.
Farm fuel is just dyed road fuel, same stuff.
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Farm fuel is just dyed road fuel, same stuff.
We've got the good stuff. Boss purchased 1200 gallons in 2009 prior to the 15ppm regulation on non-hwy fuel, and the tanks haven't been filled since due to financial reasons and a partial shutdown.
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We've got the good stuff. Boss purchased 1200 gallons in 2009 prior to the 15ppm regulation on non-hwy fuel, and the tanks haven't been filled since due to financial reasons and a partial shutdown.
No issues with 3 year old fuel sitting?
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