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2 Cycle Oil - Fuel Additive
First and foremost... 2 Cycle Oil theory was designed for the older diesel engines in mind. The older engines deisgned for HSD and LSD.
DO NOT USE 2 CYCLE OIL IN 2007 NEWER VEHICLE ENGINE DAMAGE COULD RESULT!
As far as 2 cycle oil usage and information I've got a awful lot to even think about posting as a sticky so the best I can do is post link to the information and allow you guys (and gals) to read up and post question about such...
General 2 Cycle Oil Information
Typical usage of 2 cycle is 128:1 ratio. But some 3rd Gen Cummins tend to like a light does at 200:1 Ratio. As for Fords and Chevy's the both can use the 128:1 without much problem
HFRR Testing of fuel additives
Orignal test results document
Bosch Fuel Tesing
MSDS Sheets of common products
Some of the common reason that 2 cycle oil might not perform as you expected.
- Under/Over Dose of 2 cycle oil
- Not measuring proper amount of oil to fuel.
- Mixing With Other Additives
- Cetane Boosters
- Injection Cleaners
- Anti-Gels (Pour Point Depressants)
- Overhead Computer Vs. Hand Calculation
- Weather Changes
- Winds (Headwind or Tailwinds)
- Road Conditions
- Rain Flooded, Snow packed / Slushy
- Speedometer/Odometer Errors
- Changes In Fuel Quality
- Winter Fuels (High Cetane >45)
- Summer Fuels (Low Cetane <45)
- Changes In Operation Of The Vehicle
- Load weight and towing weight changes
- In town or highway operation
Michael Nelson - 2002 Dodge Cummins & 1996 Dodge Ram 5.9L Gasser
116K Miles On My VP44 - 4 Years of 2 Cycle Oil Diet! - Mixed at 128:1 Ratio - 25.3 MPG maxed out!
Last edited by Mopar1973Man; 01-04-2009 at 03:10 PM.