There are two distinct objections that arise when discussing two cycle engine oils with owner operators. The first objection or issue that air cooled two cycle engine operators discuss is the severe smoking that can occur due to the two cycle engine oil being burned as part of the fuel mixture. The other distinct issue that business owners of two cycle engines like to mention is the aversion in utilizing a specialty two cycle engine oil due to its initial higher price. This objection to higher price product on the surface we can understand. Superficially, it appears that you’re just burning a fuel oil mixture, so why waste money on a higher priced product? When digging a little deeper however, there is a reason for a higher initial investment when considering the use of a premium air cooled two cycle oil. Time and time again, it has been proven that the huge benefits and the superior protection offered by these premium two cycle oils vastly outweigh their initial higher investment.
Modern, current air cooled two cycle engines are typically running at much higher RPMs and much higher temperatures. Additionally, two cycle engines are prone to ring sticking, varnish formations and other deposits, along with wear from exposure to chemicals. To prevent and minimize these potential problems while being asked to perform in extreme environments, Two Cycle Engine Oil utilizes exclusive chemistry and unique synthetic base oils to provide extraordinary lubrication and protection.
Two Cycle Engine Oil is a blend utilizing specialized synthetics along with super refined base oils. This unique combination functions to eliminate the potential of smoking. Two Cycle Engine Oil is smokeless.
Another proactive strategy when engineering Two Cycle Engine Oil was to create an oil that offered superior film strength and effective lubricity so as to reduce friction and wear on moving parts. Two Cycle Engine Oil has a slightly higher viscosity when comparing it to conventional two cycle oils. This uniquely higher viscosity is due to the blending of the formula’s use of a robust additive package, plus the special synthetics added to the super refined base stocks. Two Cycle Engine Oil offers increased cylinder lubricity. NOTE: When the weather is extremely cold, you will have to blend the oil and gasoline mixture for a longer period of time.
Less Piston Scuffing
Air cooled engines operate at much higher temperatures, leaving them susceptible to piston scuffing. To reduce this potential of piston scuffing, Two Cycle Engine Oil utilizes high lubricity specialized synthetics.
Spark Plug Fouling Resistance
There are three specialized tests that can be conducted to test the quality of two cycle engine oils. The three tests are: (1) Pre-Ignition Test, (2) Spark Plug Fouling Test, and (3) Exhaust Blockage Test. Oils run a 20:1 fuel-oil ratio. Many conventional or traditional two cycle oils fail these three important tests. In sharp contrast, Two Cycle Engine Oil passes all three tests with flying colors. This is possible because of the use of top of the line base oils, along with specialized synthetics and extra amounts of additives.
Blends Easily with Gasoline
You can create a perfect blend of Two Cycle Engine Oil along with gasoline when temperatures fall above 13 degrees Fahrenheit and beyond. Two Cycle Engine Oil can be used in equipment where the oil and gas have been pre-mixed or it works perfectly in equipment where the Two Cycle Oil is injected into the gasoline from its own separate reservoir. By creating the perfect mixture of Two Cycle Engine Oil, this proper mixture will prevent a too rich mixture of product at the bottom of the tank or a too lean mixture of gasoline being at the top of the tank. In addition, a proper mixture eliminates the potential of stratification of gasoline and oil in the tank. Remember, because of Two Cycle Oil having a slightly increased viscosity, more care must be given to creating a proper mixture during cold weather temperatures. CAUTION: Two Cycle Engine Oil was not formulated for two cycle marine engines, so do not use in those marine applications.
To recap, Two Cycle Engine Oil is a semi-synthetic smokeless oil. It offers superior mixing with gasoline, provides superior lubricity, reduces friction and piston scuffing, minimizes fouling and smoking, and generates excellent volatility for completer burning.