Fuel Additives in 2-Cycle Motors

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by cward, Mar 18, 2007.

  1. cward

    cward LawnSite Member
    Messages: 190

    Is there a problem utilizing fuel additives in 2-cycle engines? I always use a good quality carb/injector cleaner several times a year in my mowers especially in the spring after winterization. The question is, I'm not sure if it is safe to do this on my 2-cycle engines. I've asked my dealer and he wasn't sure either. Anyone have any thoughts or experiences on this matter?
  2. Guthrie&Co

    Guthrie&Co LawnSite Senior Member
    from nc
    Messages: 784

    not to sure either but i run 4cycle anyway. its the wave of the future 2 cycle is becoming obsolete
  3. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,285

    i run sta-bill in all of my 2 cycles year round, been doing so for 4 years with no problems
  4. pjslawncare/landscap

    pjslawncare/landscap LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,410

    Im not totally sure , but I do know that most cleaners will break down the lubrication properties that 2 strokes depend upon
  5. Sammy

    Sammy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,734

    I only use Stihl 2-Cycle Oil.
    It comes with Sta-Bil in it.
  6. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,405

    I run seafoam every now and then to give everything a clean out and the regular echo 2 stroke oil.


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