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Updated: 05/02/2014 08:00:01AM

Which oil is better?

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mechanical mojo • tony towns

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We often get asked about 2- and 4-stroke oils and what is best. Should I use synthetic or use the manufactures or aftermarket oil?

Well, 2 and 4 stroke oils are quite different. 2-stroke oils are made to be ashless when burned, so there is less carbon build up when burnt. And 4-stroke oils are not intended to be burnt during normal combustion. This is one reason there are not interchangeable. In other words, never use 2-stroke oil in a 4-stroke, and never use 4-stroke oil in a 2-stroke.

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