The Right Mix for Two Cycle Oil

Four_stroke_cycle_compressionGetting the right gas to oil mixture ratio for a two stroke engine can make or break your engine — literally. Luckily, manufacturers have already come up with the right amount of each to best maintain and run an engine. Whether you have a golf cart, garden tool or motor skates, it’s important to find out which ratio will work the best for you.

For most tools, transportation and recreational motors, the ratio will be in the range of 20:1 to 100:1 gas to two cycle oil. For most motorcycles, you will need 32:1 but others require 40:1 and others use 50:1. This makes it incredibly important to check your model rather than making an assumption. Make sure to not add oil to the fuel for a 4 cycle engine.

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Best Mercury Engine Oil Mix

mercury_250verado-sternrunEngines are complicated things. For mechanics, it’s like second nature to figure out what oil is right for your engine, and doesn’t take much to figure out why one is more beneficial than the next. For those who are not so trained in the art of maintaining mechanics, it can be overwhelming to even decipher which oil is made for which vehicle.

If you have a mercury engine, knowing the right fuel to oil ratio is one of the most important pieces of information. You should have 50 parts of mercury engine oil to 1 part of gas. This will lengthen the life of your motor and ensure it runs more smoothly. Make sure to also have regular tune-ups twice a year when your boat is being used regularly.


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Where is the Oil Filter on my 2-stroke Engine?

mercury-4-strokes-175-verado-close-upIt’s not a news-breaking headline that you need a good filter to get the best performance from an engine. Having a new filter can promote the longevity and performance peak of your engine. But why do 2-stroke motors not have an oil filter?  I did some research and found out there is good reason.  In a 4-stroke engine (like the one in your car), the oil is added to a reservoir and is then recirculated through the engine, lubricating the moving parts and settling back into the oil pan.  It collects the “bad stuff” as it circulates, and therefore, it must be filtered before returning to the engine again.

So what makes a 2-stroke engine different?  In a 2-stroke engine, the oil is consumed with the combustion process.  Since it is not recirculated, no oil filter is necessary!

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Bulk Outboard Motor Oil to Stay Prepared

the-luxury-yacht-comes-with-lots-of-toys-including-a-23-foot-motor-boat-two-jet-skis-and-scuba-equipmentI’ve always been the kind of person who overprepares for things, because I think it’s a lot better to be overprepared than to be underprepared. I always keep stocked up on supplies for whatever activity I might be interested in. Sometimes that means having a lot of extra camping or fishing supplies, while other times it means keeping maintenance materials for vehicles on hand.

One of the ways in which I am quite clearly overprepared is with my boat’s maintenance materials. I see this as a good thing, however, as I’ve been able to draw from my bulk outboard motor oil supply for so long that I haven’t had to make any runs to the store or do any shopping online to get more motor oil ever since I got my boat.

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Mercury Outboard Oil for Birthday Boating

CW-330-Doctors-Gone-WildWork has been really stressful lately so I decided to plan ahead and take some time off around my birthday. I thought that it would be really nice to go on a fishing and boating trip with my friends somewhere far away from work and home, because that would be the perfect way for me to finally get some much-needed relaxation time in.

Luckily, fueling up my boat isn’t particularly stressful and I already had all the Mercury outboard oil that I would need for the trip. I was glad I had thought ahead on that, because with all the extra tasks I’d been doing at work to be able to go on vacation, I didn’t really have time to go out and do a whole bunch of maintenance on my boat as well.

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Using Evinrude XD50 Oil like My Friends

boating_friendsThe majority of my friends have their own boats and I go out boating and fishing with them pretty frequently. However, I always felt like I was mooching off them a bit because I never had my own boat and we were always alternating with my friends’ boats. Recently, I decided to finally bite the bullet and purchase my own boat so that I could contribute.

Luckily, all of my friends were all really well-versed when it came to boats, so I was able to get a lot of advice about what kind of boat to get. Additionally, they were able to help me figure out what sort of maintenance supplies I would need. For instance, when it came to my oil needs, they guided me towards Evinrude XD50 oil, as it was generally what they used as well.

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Knowing If Your Vehicle Needs 2 Stroke Oil

0a7fcdb2250f43fa9c30ae8ec2af096aIt’s important to know as much as possible about your vehicle, whether it’s car, a boat, or anything else. The reason for this is because knowing a lot about vehicles allows you to know how to diagnose and treat any problems with it. Obviously, if you’re less experienced, it’s generally in your best interest to bring your vehicle in to a mechanic, but having some knowledge can help.

Even having the most basic information can help significantly. For instance, if you have a 2 stroke engine in your boat, you have to be certain that you’re using 2 stroke oil when you’re doing maintenance on your boat. Similarly, knowing the type of car you have can be important when it comes to choosing tires or anything else for your vehicle.

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New Boats May Need Yamalube Ringfree Plus

runabout_from_lake_centerWhen it comes to purchasing a new boat, or even a previously owned boat, it’s very important to get all of the necessary supplies to go along with your purchase. This can sometimes add up to a larger cost than you initially calculated, but it is always worth it to be prepared for maintenance and anything else that might happen to your boat.

Getting outboard motor oil for your boat is obviously very important, as well as purchasing fuel additives that are sometimes necessary like Yamalube Ringfree Plus. It’s also very important to make certain that you purchase cleaning supplies for your boat, so that you can make sure to keep it in good shape externally after it’s been used.

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