Regarding Yahama PW80 Dirtbike Engine Oil, 2 Cycle Or 2stroke, What’s The Difference

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  • I have a Yahama PW80 (2001). The manual calls for 1 qt. Yamalube 2-S or air-cooled 2-stroke engine oil. Can’t get the Yamaha oil. Will any 2-cycle engine oil work? I think the oil is supposed to mix automatically with the gas. stroke vs. cycle ?

    There are 6 Answers for "Regarding Yahama PW80 Dirtbike Engine Oil, 2 Cycle Or 2stroke, What’s The Difference"

    1. Van says:

      2 cycle oil you mix with the gas, and 4 stroke oil you put in the crankcase. i hope this helps.

    2. Firecracker says:

      2 stroke = 2 cycle. Two names for the same thing.

    3. sterling m says:

      any 2 stroke / 2 cycle oil will work

    4. Paul says:

      Any two cycle or two stroke (same) oil will work, but you probably shouldn’t mix synthetic oil with petroleum oils. Use one or the other. I THINK Yamalube is petro-oil.

    5. watty_ofthe_wattykins says:

      Just buy the premix so you don’t mess the mixture up. If you mix it wrong you can have problems.

    6. Chris Menges says:

      Some bikes (like our 2006 PW80) have a separate 2 cycle oil tank so no premixing is required (it automatically injects when engine is running). Only pre-mix if your bike doesn’t have this feature. On our bike this tank is under the seat and there is a sight gauge on the side just below the seat.

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