[Vwdiesel] 2-stroke oil as diesel additive

LBaird119 at aol.com LBaird119 at aol.com
Sun Nov 5 02:35:16 EST 2006

In a message dated 11/4/2006 3:41:33 PM Pacific Standard Time, 
stephensrw at stn.net writes:

> Instead of 2 stroke oil which is somewhat 
> expensive I think I`d be willing to try compressor oil which is also low ash 
> and cheaper than 2 stroke oil. 

  I only get it at Wal-Mart since it's about 30% the price of 
buying it anywhere else.  2 cycle oil seems to do more than 
the "sum of its parts" though.  Marc from Spain accidentally 
found out.  It's been so long since I've filled the Rabbit that I 
forget whether I used a pint or half pint to the tank but whichever, 
it gave the same measurable benefits as a quart or more, to the 
tank.  Since 100:1 is an acceptable lubrication ratio for many 
2-strokes, that have no other lubrication, I figure 200 to 300:1 
is sufficient for a diesel which SHOULD be self lubricated and 
no more cost than necessary.

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