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Old 06-06-2008, 07:12 PM
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Hello, I just purchased a used 3W 60 engine. The previous owner says he ran 25-30 gallons thru it.

I was wonder what gas to oil ratio you current 3W owners are running and what oil you are using.

Any 3W 60's out there?

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Old 06-06-2008, 07:18 PM
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40:1 lawn-boy in my 3w42i. I use 92 octane fuel & get a couple hundred more rpm vs 87 octane. Will eventually switch to amsoil synthetic.
Old 06-06-2008, 07:40 PM
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I use Bel Ray MC1 @ 50:1 in my 3Ws.

For that matter, the same in my Brisons, DAs and so on
Old 06-06-2008, 08:09 PM
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Hi,

Any good oil at 40-50:1. Pennzoil aircooled works well. Amsoil tends to form hard brown carbon.

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Old 06-06-2008, 08:51 PM
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I have a 3W-60K, it is actually 57cc and has no reeds. It is the 3W equal to the zenoah G-62 with OEM electronic ignition.

Does your engine look like this?
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Old 06-06-2008, 09:10 PM
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I will know what it looks like in a week, I do not have it yet, it's in shipping.

Are there different versions of the 3W 60?

rcdude7 - what do you use with your engine?
Old 06-06-2008, 11:49 PM
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Go with RCBugman's advice. He flys lots of 3w engines.
Old 06-07-2008, 07:01 AM
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On my piped 3W-106CS I run BelRay H1R @ 32:1 NO issues whatsoever...

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I have used penzoil aircooled and it works very well. I have also used the mobil 1 synthetic two-cycle oil.

Elson (bugman) is the 3W guy here, he operates a fleet of 3W engines on research planes and has many more hours on these beasts than anyone else. His advice is solid

Yes there are two 3W-60's. The one I have shown is long out of production. The later version is a rear carb with reed block configuration. It is more powerful and heavier, also larger in size than the "K" model.
Old 06-08-2008, 04:26 AM
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The 60K was my first 3W engine, ran that thing forever! They really come alive with either a pipe or a can, and it likes a 22-10 Menz prop. Ran mine at 50:1 with different types of synthetic oils, all worked great. I liked it so much I bought another one!!
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