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Old 16 July 2004, 19:00   #1
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perfumed 2 stroke oil

Years ago, you used to be able to buy a pleasant smelling 2 stroke oil for racing motorcycles, haven't had the same pleasant nasal experience since.

If I'm going to inhale fumes they might as well be good ones. Are there any marine 2 stroke oils that smell the same, or am i being a bit weird?
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Old 16 July 2004, 19:02   #2
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I think you are talking about castrol R two stroke oil.........


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I find Quicksilver smells nicer than Castrol (I think it's castrol - its green anyway!) I can actually smell the Quicksilver without gagging!
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Wasn't Castrol R first used by the 4-stroke boys?... actualy was castor oil based wasn't it?... Mmm nice.. The "synthetic" 2 stroke first produced which "smelt nice" was Belray, wasn't it....
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Just buy a 4 stroke and stop complaining LOL


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As Jono says, the original Castrol R was castor based and it should not be used as a two stroke oil except in model engine fuel. (It doesn't mix well with petrol but it does with methanol.) I've a feeling it's formulation has changed and, also, there is an alternative, Castrol M. It's all in the distant past so a bit hazy.

It was used for racing machines but it gums up if left in the motor for prolonged periods.

You are right, it did smell nice.
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Just buy a 4 stroke and stop complaining LOL Doug
Sacrilege, Never, horrible thirsty things only fit for tractors

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As Jono says, the original Castrol R was castor based and it should not be used as a two stroke oil except in model engine fuel. (It doesn't mix well with petrol but it does with methanol.)
You are right, it did smell nice.
I used to race karts (a while ago now!) and we used to use Castrol R - there were two formulations, R 30 and R40 - can't remember the differance but they both smelled great!
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Rubbish.......All 2 stroke smells nice!
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I used to race karts (a while ago now!) and we used to use Castrol R
Cookee, were they 2 strokes?
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