02-25-2013, 04:08 PM
Join Date: Oct 2011
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Originally Posted by 08700xx
Most of your better oils will have a mix ratio on the bottle of oil for the size motor. I have always went by that instead of what the manufacture says because the manufacture states oil ratio depending on what oil they recommend at the time of quad manufacture. When I had a 250R I ran a belray oil That suggested 50-1. I used it religiously with 115 octane. I never had any problems with that setup. As stated above get away from ethanol gas if at all possible. ethanol and aluminum create water and crud. If you go to walmart in the boat section you will find a bottle for mixing gas and oil, It will have all the different ratios and gallon levels. You just find the column with the ratio you want to use and fill to the gallon level of gas you have with oil, then pour into your gas can. It takes all the guesswork out of it
BTW most marinas sell these, they are called mix bottles.
Always mix at what the oil manufacturer recommends, they engineer it, they know how it's supposed to work. I have seen so many people who alter the mix because they think they're making their machine run better, when in fact, they're hurting performance and possibly the engine itself. As for what oil, I too have used Bel-ray MC-1+ for over twenty tears and have never had an oil-related engine issue.
2012 CRA Senior II champ
2011 CRA Senior II, Buckeye series, and True Grit series Harescramble Champion
2009 CRA Senior II, Buckeye series, True Grit, and Salem MC Harescramble Champ.
2007 CRA Senior II, and Buckeye series Harescramble Champ.
2003 Lonestar 250R
2001 Lonestar 250R.....now a 310
1986 TRX250R (restored to new)
1986 TRX250R (still in pieces)