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# 180479 10-Sep-2015 14:41
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Ever since getting my new scooter I've bee playing it safe and purchasing 'Castrol Power1 TTS Racing 2T Fully Synthetic' but I wonder whether I'm paying more for something that isn't actually giving me any material benefits or whether I'm better off just getting the bog standard 2 stroke oil from the local service station such as the Shell 2 stroke that comes in a yellow 1 litre container.




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  # 1385016 10-Sep-2015 14:43
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Is it a racing scooter?  Do you race it?

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  # 1385020 10-Sep-2015 14:49
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This might seem a bit obvious - but what does the manufacturer of your scooter recommend?  It should be in the manual.




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  # 1385022 10-Sep-2015 14:50
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I see they offer an Oil Selector to help you choose the oil to use.  I'd give it a try as well:

http://www.datateck.com.au/lube/CastrolRetailNzl/




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  # 1385031 10-Sep-2015 15:04
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ubergeeknz: Is it a racing scooter?  Do you race it?


50cc scooter - going back and forths from work. No racing, just general transportation.

pdath: This might seem a bit obvious - but what does the manufacturer of your scooter recommend?  It should be in the manual.


They don't give a recommended brand other than, "it needs to have these qualities".




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  # 1385033 10-Sep-2015 15:05
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What sort of scooter do you have?




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  # 1385076 10-Sep-2015 16:00
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Pretty sure you don't need full synthetic oil.  The cheaper mineral 2T oil should be absolutely fine if it meets the specification given by the manufacturer.

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  # 1385093 10-Sep-2015 16:30
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Since you are burning it in a 2stroke I thought you were supposed to get the additive free 2stroke oil to minimize the bad smells from the additives burning. Doesnt seem to help in my old weedwhacker which stinks no matter what oil I use tho.




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  # 1385123 10-Sep-2015 18:08
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richms: Doesnt seem to help in my old weedwhacker which stinks no matter what oil I use tho.


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  # 1385228 10-Sep-2015 20:14
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richms: Doesnt seem to help in my old weedwhacker which stinks no matter what oil I use tho.


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It smells of memories!

One thing to consider is that the fancy oils will often have different mix rates.

That will likely require tuning and possibly re-jetting to get the fuel mix right. Otherwise, you might risk poor performance and faster engine wear.

I would only use expensive two stroke oil on a high performance, much bigger engine. e.g. motocross bike, track bike or even maybe an old classic Kawasaki H1 or H2

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  # 1387250 14-Sep-2015 15:00
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If it is quite smoky, then synthetic may be better.

Synthetic oils, and in particular certain brands (Nulon is one) can smoke a lot less in two stroke engines.

If it runs on premix, the manufacturer may specify require a high fuel:oil ratio for a synthetic grade oil.

If it has a operate oil tank, then oil rate may be adjustable.




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