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Old 10-19-2011, 04:24 AM
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What is the cleanest burning 2 cycle oil that is safe for our DLE-Zenoah motors. My wife is getting tired of all the crud when she cleans off my models at the end of each flying session. Brian
Old 10-19-2011, 04:48 AM
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Now that's funny.
Old 10-19-2011, 04:49 AM
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What is the cleanest burning 2 cycle oil that is safe for our DLE-Zenoah motors. My wife is getting tired of all the crud when she cleans off my models at the end of each flying session. Brian
What a MAN, wife cleans planes, got one on me, my wife would throw the dirty ones away.

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Old 10-19-2011, 04:49 AM
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i'll bite,i tried most of the name brands of oil,Redline at 50-1 burns the cleanest for me.
Old 10-19-2011, 05:05 AM
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ORIGINAL: Brian Smith

What is the cleanest burning 2 cycle oil that is safe for our DLE-Zenoah motors. My wife is getting tired of all the crud when she cleans off my models at the end of each flying session. Brian
mightbe easier to change wives, than debate about oil

Old 10-19-2011, 05:22 AM
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Where do you find your Redline oil? Thanks Brian
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i'll bite,i tried most of the name brands of oil,Redline at 50-1 burns the cleanest for me.
Old 10-19-2011, 05:23 AM
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Your kidding, right? I have had this one 51 years and I told her she could leave me anytime she wants, but I'm going with her.. Brian

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What is the cleanest burning 2 cycle oil that is safe for our DLE-Zenoah motors. My wife is getting tired of all the crud when she cleans off my models at the end of each flying session. Brian
might be easier to change wives, than debate about oil

Old 10-19-2011, 05:26 AM
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might be easier to change wives, than debate about oil
+1

But rent.....don't buy!
Old 10-19-2011, 06:19 AM
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What war? The battles were over long ago and all that's left is visiting the graveyard for those fallen.
Old 10-19-2011, 07:12 AM
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If there is an above average amount of "crud " find the problem . If is a usual amount of crud then the oil is in fact doing its job by lubing and cooling the engine. Its far better to have the crud come out where it can be cleaned than for it to stay in and cause damage.
Old 10-19-2011, 08:32 AM
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Thanks Chris
Good advise, but this is just used oil clean up.. Still wondering what oil burns the cleanest and maybe will even add to the combustion process. Brian
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If there is an above average amount of ''crud '' find the problem . If is a usual amount of crud then the oil is in fact doing its job by lubing and cooling the engine. Its far better to have the crud come out where it can be cleaned than for it to stay in and cause damage.
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Brian , Understanding that no 2 engines will act the same with regards to machine tolerances , oil/gas mixtures and a multitude of other factors . Each of us eventually develop a preference based on our own experiences . I used Amzoil Saber for years and it worked well ,however after using Stihl Ultra it is now my preferred oil. I found that the engines run cooler and stronger on the Stihl but I have more oil residue to clean up. There is always a trade off ......you can only find out which oil you will prefer by trying different oils in your engines and weighing the results yourself.
Old 10-19-2011, 08:53 AM
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mightbe easier to change wives, than debate about oil
+1

But rent.....don't buy!
At one time my accountant told me to follow the three F rule - if it flys, floats or ****s, lease it.

Old 10-19-2011, 09:46 AM
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seems like more of a joke than a serious thread... but on a more serious note Stihl Ultra HP is the best, i learned that from an Old Man that in his line of work depends on good oil
Old 10-19-2011, 09:56 AM
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but all that crud build up helps the possibility of a spectacular fire-ball in a crash.
Remember if we do crash we WANT it to be un-repairable.. so we can buy new ones planes!
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google Redline oil,you get a number of places to buy it,i just look for the cheapeast.
i buy a gallon at a time.
Old 10-19-2011, 12:20 PM
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Thanks. I did that right off. I was hoping you found it at a bike or mower shop, maybe at an auto parts place. . I'll look around town.. I want to try a smaller amount first to see if my wife likes it..Brian
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google Redline oil,you get a number of places to buy it,i just look for the cheapeast.
i buy a gallon at a time.
Old 10-19-2011, 01:03 PM
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That wife is a "keeper". My last one wouldn't even go to the flying field with me, forget help clean the planes...

Here's the bottom line for those with "Plane Crud" problems. Borrow a "slimer" from someone and fly it for a while, peferably one that uses a castor based glow fuel. After only one outing, you will not be worried about the clean up your gasser needs anymore....

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The cleanest "burning" oil is no oil at all. Never any exhaust oil residue that way. However, if having no residue to clean up is the most important thing, plan on taking many engines to the field with you every day. You'll get from 10 minutes to 30 minutes out of each one before they become melted slag.

Personally, I'll deal with a little clean up, which is far less than one would deal with after a .40 glow engine flight. Normally it takes a month or two of flying my planes with a 50-1 mix before I even consider wiping them down. Really doesn't matter which oil is used.
Old 10-19-2011, 01:24 PM
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Yep.. I'm keeping her... Brian


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That wife is a ''keeper''. My last one wouldn't even go to the flying field with me, forget help clean the planes...

Here's the bottom line for those with ''Plane Crud'' problems. Borrow a ''slimer'' from someone and fly it for a while, peferably one that uses a castor based glow fuel. After only one outing, you will not be worried about the clean up your gasser needs anymore....

AV8TOR
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low ash, low viscosity oils will leave the least residue.
Lower viscosity oils don't provide the best protection under high temperatures or high stress though.
everything in life is a tradeoff.
Old 10-19-2011, 03:40 PM
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av8tor1977,
Being one of those that can't quite let go of the 4 stroke slimers, I couldn't agree more
The time it takes to clean up one of my gassers is minimal. I use the Stihl Hp ultra for two reasons. Good reputation and great local availability, works for me.
Pete
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Your wife goes to the field with you? You are a lucky [email protected]$tard!

I use 50:1 oil and maybe every 10 flights use a single sheet of paper towel and a spritz of Windex to clean the oil spots. If this is objectionable to the SWMBO then it is time to replace her. Me, I have wife version 3. The others did not get it that there are things more important than life after death.

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ORIGINAL: Brian Smith

What is the cleanest burning 2 cycle oil that is safe for our DLE-Zenoah motors. My wife is getting tired of all the crud when she cleans off my models at the end of each flying session. Brian
Amsoil Interceptor (Synthetic)...................About $ 9 per quart


High-performance 2-cycle oil with an emphasis on exhaust power valves. Contains high levels of detergent additives to prevent valve sticking. Replaces manufacturer-branded oils. Injector use or 50:1 premix. Excellent in snowmobiles, motorcycles, PWC, ATVs and jet boats.
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OMG.... The "A" word....

Ah well, an "oil war" wouldn't be complete without it I guess.



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