Two-Cycle (or 2-Stroke) engines may not be as popular as they once were, but they are still used in a multitude of applications. While air quality regulators have slowly pushed them out of many segments of the marketplace, the 2-stroke’s simple design and outstanding power-to-weight ratio still makes them relevant in many applications.
A new article on the main site called Two-Stroke Engine Applications and Lubrication Needs goes into detail as to how two-cycle engines function and where they are used. We’ve added a neat Youtube video that has an animated demonstration of a two-stroke engine’s workings. As AMSOIL offers four outstanding synthetic two-cycle engine oils, we showcase them and show which product is best for your 2-stroke.
Despite that fact that 2-cycle engine designs and synthetic oils have dramatically reduced emissions, it’s only a matter of time before they disappear completely. Enjoy the light-weight, superb power delivery and sublime exhaust note while you can.