Originally Posted By TheOtherDave:
Originally Posted By capnrob97:
I have several 2 cycle engined yard equipment, using 50:1, 40:1 and 32:1
Can I really use one mix of this 'Pro Mix' safely in all engines?
The label says yes.
It would be nice to only have to deal with one gas can of 2 cycle mix.
Sure it is. Question is, how much do you value your 2-cycles? If we are talking about chainsaws and weedwhackers, no big deal. But, if we are talking about a $7500 dirt bike or 1970's vintage kawasaki triple that was just restored..... well, you can put that syrup in your chainsaw if you like but it ain't getting near my bikes.
Apple and Oranges.
Pro-Mix and the others has a ton of additives in it to make it more universal. It's formulated to be versatile. It's not rated for large 2 strokes.
I have a $6500 KTM380 dirt bike and use the proper premix ratio recommended by the manufacturer. I also use the properly rated pre-mix oil. TWCxxx, Read the back of the bottle for the application.
A Kwacker Triple uses injector oil that is the proper viscosity for the pump and the oil lines. Yamaha 2s is a semi-synthetic made for this. I use PJ1 Silverfire smokeless for my GT750 Suzuki.
Snowmobiles use a thinner injector oil so the oil will flow when really cold.
I also have used up my odds and ends premix oil in my weed wacker and post hole digger.
I mixed it at 32:1.
My old IT465 recommended 16:1. Smoked like pig but ran fine.
My 2 cents.