Used oil in two stroke engines

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Korey, Jan 18, 2007.

  1. Korey

    Korey LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 269

    I ran out of oil/gas mix and had to use used oil that I had leftover in my truck for my blower and trimmer. The equipment worked great and was wondering if you could use used oil as a mix without causing premature wear.
  2. MowerMedic77

    MowerMedic77 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,164

    The short answer is no, all I can say is you are lucky! I had a customer do this and he ended up buying 2 new handhelds, to correct oil is cheap in comparison.
  3. lucforce

    lucforce LawnSite Member
    Messages: 223

    Simply Amazing.
  4. HenryB

    HenryB LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,844

    I know a tree guy that mixes motor oil and gas in his saws. He's also a good mechanic. I never understood this.
  5. Korey

    Korey LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 269

    Interesting. I put in more oil than necessary, but I guess I won't do it anymore!

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,568

    Sounds stupid taking a high dollar trimmer or saw and sweating a $1.50 can of oil.
  7. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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  8. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,025

    I had a customer in that told me thats all he does. I cant believe anything he owns lasts as long as it should...but whatever.

    He basically takes used oil out of his large equipment and then mixes it with gas for his 2 cycle stuff.

    I would not recommend this:nono:
  9. SLR

    SLR LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,210

    HA restrorobs face drop is funny,but this used oil stuff is for Adam&Jamie on mythbusters to play with,i did however used to do this sort of stuff on old junkie powersaws all the time with nothing happening,but it was never used oil,just new motor oil mixed rich.
  10. davidcalhoun

    davidcalhoun LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,045

    Anybody want to try 90 weight gear oil next?

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