Adding 2 Cycle Marine Oil to your gas?


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Adding 2 Cycle Marine Oil to your gas?

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Has anyone ever heard of adding 2 Cycle Marine Oil to your gas to clean out your fuel system and make your bike run better. I found a post on the Valkyrie Riders Cruisers Club site where one of their Forum members had been putting 1oz of 2 Cycle Oil for every 5 gals of gas in his GL1500 Valkyrie. He claims it not only cleans out the fuel system and carbs, but it also lubricates the inside of the cylinders. I'm currently using a Marine Fuel Stabilizer in the Gold Wing and Valkyrie. Any thoughts out there?

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It probably wouldn't hurt anything, but I can't see it cleaning out passages or anything - two cycle oil doesn't have solvents or anything. You'd be better off using something purpose-made like Seafoam.

As for lubricating the inside of the cylinders, that's hogwash. The cylinders are lubricated by engine oil, and the point of contact is the piston rings, which ride on that film of oil. "lubricating the inside of the cylinders" - there's nothing moving there to lubricate! Any lubrication you applied would be instantly burned away - which is the reason for the oil scraper ring on the piston.
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I was skeptical so that's why I asked the question. I'll definitely consider using Sea Foam and I've never heard of Hog Wash, but I'll look into it. Thanks for responding.

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DragonRdr wrote: Thu Aug 18, 2022 3:40 pm ... I've never heard of Hog Wash, but I'll look into it.
That's for Hardleys, isn't it? :lol:
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hog wash . ever washed a hog? ever heard of someone washing a hog. means an action that has never been.
as far as the oil in the gas, HOG WASH.
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DenverWinger wrote: Thu Aug 18, 2022 5:41 pm
DragonRdr wrote: Thu Aug 18, 2022 3:40 pm ... I've never heard of Hog Wash, but I'll look into it.
That's for Hardleys, isn't it? :lol:
I took him literally, I thought he was referring to an actual product called Hog Wash. I google it and there actually is?

https://powersportselite.com/hog-wash-c ... z-80-0297/
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Do they also stock Snake Oil and Blinker Fluid?
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Adding 2 cycle oil to gas has been an old "trick" used for decades.
Some people swear by it, but never has there been any actual proof that it does anything.

I for one am one that only adds oil to my engine and gasoline to my fuel tank.
I have added things to my fuel that are proven to do something (primarily fuel cleaners that contain PEA) when trying to address a specific problem.

IMO, it is bad to have oil burning in your cylinders, even small amounts. There is a reason the pistons have rings on them, one of which is to keep oil out of the combustion chamber, adding oil (even small amounts) just seems counter intuitive.
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The only time I could see it useful is in situations where you are trying to burn four year old fuel, and the valve stems are sticking to the point where pistons are pushing the stuck valves back into the head.

An old 1952 Hudson, owner tried driving it around after years of sitting, the fuel was so varnishy the valves were sticking, the engine was backfiring thru the carb 'cause intake valves weren't closing good, and it ran just horrible! He (my boss at the time) got it to the shop and we proceeded to check to see why running so bad. I took a sniff of the fuel in the tank and immediately knew why.

We drained the fuel, put a couple gallons of fresh, that helped some, but made a big difference adding half a quart of 2-stroke oil to the two gallons of fuel (plus whatever of the old fuel we couldn't siphon out.)

Exhaust was a little smoky, but it lubed the sticking valve stems nicely. Drove it around some on that mix, mainly to see if the engine was gonna be ok, and filled 'er up with some nice fresh fuel. Good to go after that.
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DragonRdr wrote: Sun Aug 21, 2022 2:40 pm
DenverWinger wrote: Thu Aug 18, 2022 5:41 pm
DragonRdr wrote: Thu Aug 18, 2022 3:40 pm ... I've never heard of Hog Wash, but I'll look into it.
That's for Hardleys, isn't it? :lol:
I took him literally, I thought he was referring to an actual product called Hog Wash. I google it and there actually is?

https://powersportselite.com/hog-wash-c ... z-80-0297/
So Hog Wash actually isn’t hog wash. :)


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