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Old 11-23-2010, 05:14 PM
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Why add 2 cycle oil to diesel fuel?

I noticed in a thred a couple of days ago discussing the type of 2 cycle oil to add when filling up with diesel. Why is this done? How many of you guys add 2cycle?
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to lube up the fuel side of things.
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I run it almost every time I fill up, maybe it is my imagnation but I can tell a difference in how the injectors sound if I forget to add it
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I am very interested in doing this and remember reading about it a little. How much do you guys add and what kind are you using? Injection, tcw-3, standard 2 cycle oil, etc?
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Yes, I always use Lubro Moly Super Diesel Additive every fill up, great stuff and found at Napa......but what is this 2-cycle add?? Somebody please explain!!
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I am very interested in doing this and remember reading about it a little. How much do you guys add and what kind are you using? Injection, tcw-3, standard 2 cycle oil, etc?
I use injection and/or TCW-3 which ever is cheaper.I have been getting injection oil for $6.50 a gallon
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I add 2-cycle and DK everytime I fill up as well.
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How much do you add per full tank?
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How much do you add per full tank?
Well let me admit that I am bad about not measuring exactly.
2-3oz of DK w/16-20oz of 2-cycle.
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^I would like to know as well. I have a 45 gallon tank. Anyone run tranny fluid? I have ran hydraulic fluid in there as well. Runs like a firecracker when combined with Lubro Moly!!
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I use about a 1/3 DK to oil,then about 16oz to a fill up would equal bout 3/4 oz of the mix per gal
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^I would like to know as well. I have a 45 gallon tank. Anyone run tranny fluid? I have ran hydraulic fluid in there as well. Runs like a firecracker when combined with Lubro Moly!!
I ran tranny fluid in mine for years but then I learned here about the 2-cycle.Switched to it because it is a burning oil.
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Ah, I have never ran it. So, roughly one quart per fill up....I always fill it up when it's a 1/2 tank. Cool, I'll give it a try.
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Is using an additive like Stanadyne enough or should 2 cycle be added also?
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Can I just add regular 2 cycle oil like what you would put in a weed eater or any type of lawn equip or does it have to be a special type of 2 cycle oil? I have alot of quarts just sitting around would like to do something with them.
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