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Dean Southall

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She's running sweet, now she'll smell sweet.
« on: 01 June, 2018, 16:16:00 »
I was in a modern scooter shop yesterday on other matters when I noticed their Putoline synthetic 2T oil was well priced so I bought a couple of bottles as I was running low anyway. The bonus was that the strawberry scented stuff was the same price as the non-scented. I'd been thinking for some time of trying the scented stuff in the Raleigh moped I use around the village. If they have to tolerate my trail of smoke it might as well smell nice.
I don't know whether it will actually smell any better to the villagers or how the Bantam will get on with it but, if I remember, I'll let you know in due course. ( I still have a litre of fuel in the Raliegh so it might be a while yet  ;D)

Have any of you used this oil?
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Re: She's running sweet, now she'll smell sweet.
« Reply #1 on: 01 June, 2018, 16:38:48 »
If you want a nice smell, put a spoonful of Castrol R40 in the petrol. I use it in my lawn mower as well. smells like Brands Hatch.

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Re: She's running sweet, now she'll smell sweet.
« Reply #2 on: 01 June, 2018, 21:01:45 »
Yes, I do put Castrol R in the fourstrokes. Nice smell for those old timers following behind and hopefully does a bit of upper cylinder lubrication as you can't get  'a shot of Redex' at the filling station these days.
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Re: She's running sweet, now she'll smell sweet.
« Reply #3 on: 04 July, 2018, 17:54:41 »
Be careful putting 'R' in fuel as it has a nasty habbit of gumming the piston rings and causing havoc with the bore... Seen plenty that have done that.....   Griff
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Re: She's running sweet, now she'll smell sweet.
« Reply #4 on: 06 July, 2018, 13:42:01 »
Thanks for the warning Griff.
Now I'll have to find another way of using up a gallon and a half of  R!
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