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    Castor Oil

    Any of youz run castor in your 2 strokes?
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    For years I ran R40 in my Kriedler. The Kriedler revved to 17,000. I ran a 20:1 mix and never had any problems. At that time I would not have run anything else. Right now I run Oilzall, a castor based oil in my Norton and wouldn't run anything else. I trust bean oil.
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    For years I ran R40 in my Kriedler. The Kriedler revved to 17,000. I ran a 20:1 mix and never had any problems. At that time I would not have run anything else. Right now I run Oilzall, a castor based oil in my Norton and wouldn't run anything else. I trust bean oil.
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    From what I can gather Castor performs better the hotter the engine gets. Some where along the line i also read it helps create more HP?

    I also understand that its not used mainstream any more due to gummy reed valves, bearings and such.

    Dont really know....i'm still learning.
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    Hoof,
    From what I can gather Castor performs better the hotter the engine gets. Some where along the line i also read it helps create more HP?

    I also understand that its not used mainstream any more due to gummy reed valves, bearings and such.

    Dont really know....i'm still learning.
    Johnnyracer

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    doesn't get gummy if you change it often.

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    doesn't get gummy if you change it often.

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    i sell a lot of castor oil to the banshee crowd, they have reed valves.
    and whenever someone makes the switch they always say the seemed to notice a power gain.

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    i sell a lot of castor oil to the banshee crowd, they have reed valves.
    and whenever someone makes the switch they always say the seemed to notice a power gain.

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    I never had a gumming problem in the Kriedler. Where there s a slight problem is in four strokes. Mainly in the valve area. If all the oil doesn't drain and it sits for a while it will gum up. Right after I type this I'm going out to the garage to pull the head on the Norton. It has sat this year because I've devoted all my time to the sidecar (122.240 for a new class record at El Mirage. Gotta brag). I started to get it ready for Bonneville and found the valve gear is pretty gummed up. No big deal really. And it shouldn't be any problem in a two stroke. But for any high revving stroker I wouldn't use anything else.

    Almost forgot. The SMELL!!!! Absolutely nothing beats the smell!!
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