Sticking With Yamaha 2s Oil

paytonrubi2xw8My friend comes to me if he has any problems with his outboard engine. He has only owned one boat in his life and he just recently purchased it. He has no history of boat ownership in his family so he had nobody to teach him the basics of boat care when he was younger. I do my best to help him out whenever he needs it.

Last week, he told me that his engine sounded choppy when he took it out on the lake. At one point, the engine stalled. I told him that he should change his oil so his engine could get lubed up and that should solve the problem. He told me he used Yamaha 2s oil and asked if it was the right oil to use. I said it was good so long as he constantly used it and not got anything a grade lower. I told him to stick with good oil because it would reduce carbon deposit buildup in his engine. I also told him to change his oil frequently to better the lifespan of his engine.

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Proper Boat Storage

I’ve often written on this blog about the importance of winterizing your motor boats. It occurred to me last night that I have written enough about proper storage the rest of the year. Even during the busy boating season, you can’t just leave your boat out.

At the end of every run you should clean your boat. Wipe down the seats, handles, and coverings so that the salt water doesn’t damage them. Putting a tarp over the boat so rainwater doesn’t get in is a good practice to keep, too. When you’re done securing your boat, make sure that your Yamaha 2S oil is secured as well.

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No Crankcase Here!

Chainsaws, trimmers, and outboard motors are likely equipped with 2 stroke engines. Unlike their 4 four stroke counter parts, 2 stroke engines do not have a crankcase. To provide proper engine lubrication, 2 stroke engines require a mix of specially formulated synthetic 2 stroke outboard oil.

Equipment manufacturers typically work with the oil industry to develop these specialty 2 stroke oils. To find out which 2 stroke oil is recommended for your motor, take a look at your owner’s manual. If you can’t find your manual, then check out the manufacturer’s website.

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Yamaha PW80

Yamaha is well known for making quality motorcycle and outboard engines. The Yamaha PW80 is a prime example. Typically used in trail midsize trail motorcycles, the PW80 is suitable for tackling bumps and jumps with ease. New riders prefer the PW80 because it is lightweight and easy to handle.

To go into more engine detail, the PW80 runs on unleaded fuel and is a single-cylinder two-stroke. The engine is air-cooled and requires Yamaha 2S oil (or the equivalent). The transmission is a manual three speed operated by foot. All in all, it’s a solid engine that I would recommend to others, particularly motorcycling newcomers.

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Great Gifts for Boaters This Holiday Season: Part 3

Our next installment in gifts for boaters is something no modern boater should be without. We’re all familiar with those fancy GPS systems we have for our cars. They call out directions, display an interactive map and some can even keep up-to-date with construction areas and road closures. So, why should you go without one when you’re on the water? Just because there aren’t any road signs, traffic lights or huge intersections doesn’t mean you can’t end up heading in the wrong direction.

Marine GPS products offer a variety of versatile functions and features. From being designed specifically for being on the water to having interactive features for fishing and more, no boating enthusiast should be without one of these nifty gadgets. Some even provide sonar for illustrating depth contours and fish targets! Whether it’s for use on fresh water of off shore, the marine GPS unit is a must-have. And for the Yamaha owner check out a lasting supply of Yamalube 2M oil.

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Tips for Trailering Part 3

For anyone who’s never trailered their boat there’s a whole list of things you need to consider before running out and buying that brand new, shiny trailer. Things like the towing capacity of your vehicle are absolutely critical to purchasing a trailer. You don’t want to buy your brand new trailer only to find out your vehicle doesn’t have the necessary power to tow your boat.

A great way to get this information is to check your owner’s manual or find out if other boaters are using the same vehicle to tow their boats. Almost all family sedans are automatically disqualified because they simply aren’t designed to tow much of anything, much less a hulking mass of water-going equipment. Your best bet is a truck or SUV as these almost always have the power to tow a boat up to 25 feet in length. But you always want to check your owner’s manual to be absolutely certain. And if you own a Yaamaha engine check out Yamalube 2W oil and maximize your boat’s efficiency for saving gas on the water.

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The Two-Stroke Engine Cycle: Part Two

Now that the first of the two strokes is complete, it’s time for the compression stroke. After the first stroke, the momentum created in the crankshaft propels the piston back to the spark plug. When the piston compresses the combination of air, gas and Yamalube 2S oil, it creates a vacuum which opens the reed valve and allow the mixture to be extricated from the carburetor.

Once the piston makes it through the combustion stroke, the cycle simply starts again. This combination of compression and combustion strokes explains the “two-stroke” portion of the engine’s name. Four-stroke engines have separate intake and exhaust cycles in addition to the combustion and compression strokes.

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