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Anyone running both Chemtech Diesel Power and 2 stroke oil on every fuel tank fill? I've been adding 2 stroke oil in to fuel tank every fill for last 12 months, unfortunately my local Supercheap store is no longer selling the one I've been using (Gulf Western 2 stroke). So got a bottle of Chemtech Diesel Power for now and now I'm thinking maybe it would be beneficial to run both at the same time. Any experience with this?

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Have a look at the MSDS for the Chemtech.

It's mainly Naptha.

You can buy that for $12 a Litre at Bunnings. It's a cleaner primarily so it would not help the way the 2T does.

For lube value, you could put New veg oil in your tank and it would have the same if not better lubrication properties as the 2T and smell like a BBQ to boot! :D

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I've been think about the veg oil (new) as well, considering that it is much cheaper than 2T. My concern is however of its effect on fragile ZD30 injection pump. About the smell, as a young lad I used the castor oil in my 2 stroke dirt bike...it smelled so good.....I wonder what would that do in the Trol....

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The difference in Viscosity by adding even a litre per tank would be Immeasurable.

I confirmed this with a mate who has the proper testing equipment and does this kind of testing for the aerospace industry. His comment the diesel itself would likley vary more between summer and winter blends.

Castor is pretty unique stuff. I used to love the whiff when I used to go to the speedway with my cousin.

Methanol AND castor. Now there is a fragrance they should botle and sell as mens Aftershave.

They'd sell it by the 20L drum!

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Dont worry about the zd30 pump too much. I run black diesel (sump oil blend). The only problem I have encountered is whan I filled up out of the wrong drum by accident. I put 40l of oil sludge into my tank. The stuff was that thick that I hit limp mode and drove 800km home at 85kmh. The lift pump died but a new lift pump and tank clean, all is well again.

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Must be a danger of using Different Fuels.

I filled my tank once with some oil that was so wet it was like mayonnaise . Dopey me should have known better. I saw it but being last winter I thought it was just very fatty and didn't worry about it. Down the road where I was struggling to get the car and trailer over 80 I pulled over and changed the filter. No better. At the event I was doing I had some time so checked it out again and then realised when I changed the filter before, the filter was hot but the oil was still creamy. If it were fats, they would have melted and gone clear and shiny.

I crawled the thing back home, dropped the gunk, filled it with good oil and eventually burnt it all off.

Been a lot more careful with where I put clean and dirty drums ever since so I only ever pick them up from one place and know they are OK.

I did noticed the thing run better than normal with good fuel. I think it got the best water injection clean out ever with the wet oil. :D

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