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2-cycle oil vs. additives

been reading as much as i could...but was hoping to get some input from yall..

why use 2-cycle motor oil??
how much 2-cycle oil to use per gallon??
what are the benifits?? cleaner injectors?? better mileage??

or would using one of the better additives work better such as power service in the gray bottle from walmart???

any input would be appreciated

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I use 2-cycle in mine.

It lubes the injectors and quiets the motor down.

As for mileage, i didn't see much difference.

I use 1 oz of 2 cycle TO 1 gallon of fuel.


Make sure you use ONLY ashless 2 cycle. Otherwise known as TCW-III.
Which is marine outboard 2 cycle.

If you use regular 2 cycle with ash in it, well, you better plan on replacing your injectors in the not so distant future

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Interesting...Have heard of people running Marvel Mystery Oil and ATF, any opinions ?
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I wouldnt run any oil in my fuel. My injectors cost to much to replace.



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Ive run four or five tanks of fuel with walmart tc3 two stroke oil. I did notice the motor ran a bit quieter. Less chatter anyway. Mileage didnt seem to change at all though and I did notice the soot spot on my bumper above the pipe developed faster. Supposedly the benefit of the two stroke oil is that it lubricates the fuel system in place of the sulfur that was pulled out when we switched to ULSD. The sulfur acted as a high pressure lubricant.

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i thought i saw a sulfur additive somewhere would that make the truck last longer?

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I wouldnt run any oil in my fuel. My injectors cost to much to replace.
There aint nothing wrong with 2-cycle as long as its the ashless kind(TCW-III). It won't hurt the injectors.

However if you use the kind that IS NOT ashless, then yeah, you'll definitely destroy your injectors.

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