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teaman91

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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:26:01 AM

does anyone know if semi-synthetic 2 cycle oil is worth the extra $$$$
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teaman91
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 8:23:08 PM

I use to use it on my trombone lol do you know if it is full synthetic for your trumpet cus my bottle of oil just said synthetic it didn't say full synthetic so i was wondering if was just semi-synthetic.
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PithyOpiner
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 1:01:43 PM

I use it on my trumpet and it makes the valves go faster.
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teaman91
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2013 1:43:21 AM

yeah i run it in my car i was just wondering if it is a waste since the 2 cycle oil doesn't really have time to break down before it gets burnt up.
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2013 1:34:14 AM

I use it in my chain saw, weedeater and lawnmower.
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WEPSMAN
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 10:16:05 PM

I do not know. I run synthetic in 2 of my vehicles.
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Vincent_Leung
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 8:15:04 PM

probably. in fact i gonna try it next time.
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teaman91
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 5:32:30 PM

im using it in a weed eater and backpack blower but not a lawnmower but they are almost the same
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PithyOpiner
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 3:52:52 PM

Are you using it in your lawnmower?
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teaman91
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 12:23:11 AM

does anyone else have any opinions I would like to hear more opinions thank you people.
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teaman91
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 4:59:12 PM

thanks everyone yes I will just use the reg. 2 cycle oil.
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bearscharger
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 4:14:41 PM

don't think it would make that much of a difference
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EdPG
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 10:27:23 AM

35 years of running 2 cycles engines & having 100's of them. Only used
reg. 2 cycle oil.
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 9:46:35 AM

Don't think so.
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 9:13:37 AM

First, if you're saying "extra $$$$", it makes it look like restaurant menu pricing, with a $ meaning inexpensive and $$$ meaning high priced and $$$$ meaning very expensive. So, is that what you're asking "If semi-synthetic 2 cycle oil is very expensive, is it worth the extra cost", or are you simply asking if semi-synthetic 2 cycle oil is worth extra cost over other oils? Those are two entirely different questions.

Second, you're not saying why you are considering semi-synthetic 2 cycle oil or if it's suggested or recommended for the equipment you're considering using it in.

Simply asking "does anyone know if...is worth the extra $$$$" doesn't give anyone any information to start to answer your question.

And, it doesn't help you when members say "I use this...", "I use this in my whatever..." because you may be using it for something entirely different. What they use, without saying why, doesn't help you. It's as if you asked a question about a Corvette engine and someone telling you that they drive a Honda. It's irrelevant to what you want to know.

Give us more information, and maybe we can answer your question.

That said, if I understand correctly, semi-synthetic 2-Cycle Oil is simply an advanced technology “smokeless” 2-stroke oil formulated from a special blend of mineral oil, synthetic oil and a low ash additive package containing fortified dispersant inhibitors. The end result intent is that there is a more thorough burning of the fuel resulting in more power and fewer emissions for a safe operator environment. Users should (can?) expect less fuel consumption and no more filter clogging, easier piston travel, and consequently allows for more net power and less ring and cylinder wear. Synthetic oil helps prevent piston burning, spark plug fouling, ring sticking and corrosion caused by combustion residues; and reduces carbon build-up and provides rust protection during storage.

But, again, you're not telling us why you're considering it or what equipment you're considering using it in, in order that anyone can answer your question.


[Edited by: Gas_Buddy at 1/12/2013 9:17:53 AM EST]
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 8:01:39 AM

Why do you need 2 cycle oil, unless you are putting it into a combination gas/oil burning engine? Don't put this into any vehicle.
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jes
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 4:54:23 AM

I use "regular" Mercury 2 cycle oil in my 1988 Merc 150XR4 outboard motor and have since it was new. I have had no issues what so ever.
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