Marvel instead of 2 cycle oil...

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Old 06-04-10, 08:56 AM
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Marvel instead of 2 cycle oil...

Years ago, I was using gas powered hedge clippers which used 2 cycle oil. In the middle of the job, I ran out of oil, but had a can of MMO in the truck, so I used it. Ran fine, but exhaust smelled like mint which suprised me. Is it normally an acceptable substitute that won't harm the engine? It just made me wonder.
 
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Old 06-04-10, 09:42 AM
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Is it normally an acceptable substitute that won't harm the engine? It just made me wonder.
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Old 06-04-10, 12:01 PM
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Marvel is NOT an engine lubricating oil. You will end up siezing the engine. Use a good quality 2 cycle oil. Synthetic is best.
 
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Old 06-05-10, 09:08 AM
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Only did it once. Worked fine the next time with two cycle oil.
 
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