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i put Spectro Racing Oil in my cr125. when we did, it screwed it all up and now my dirt bike over heats up really fast. idk why it does it. it said right on the bottle its made for 2 strokes. any ideas?:ride:

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Are you talking the tranny oil? Or premix? Ive never seen spectro premix... I used the tranny oil for years before I switched to Amsoil products but never had a single problem with spectro.

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Are you talking the tranny oil? Or premix? Ive never seen spectro premix... I used the tranny oil for years before I switched to Amsoil products but never had a single problem with spectro.

http://www.spectro-oils.com/products/2stroke/goldenspectro.asp

I wouldn't think the pre mix would be the issue. Is your water pump working properly? Perhaps a bad head gasket or something along those lines.

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we used spectro racing oil in my 2 stroke and now its being gay. we mixed it with gas like your supposed to do. now my cr heats up like crazy. so idk whats going on. idk what it is all i know is its spectro racing oil

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we used spectro racing oil in my 2 stroke and now its being gay. we mixed it with gas like your supposed to do. now my cr heats up like crazy. so idk whats going on. idk what it is all i know is its spectro racing oil

Drain your tank, mix up some fresh gas with the 2 stroke oil that you used to use at the ratio that you used to use and see if it still heats up. If it does, then you know that your premix is not the issue. If it runs normally, then don't use the spectro anymore.

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before we where using spectro it never heated up like that. now it does and does 2 strokes burn a lot of antifreeze or do they use very little. cuz mine sucks down antifreeze like its soda. me and my boyfriend and his friends went biking. after 2 hours we ran out of antifreeze and we had to put water in it to make it home.

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Your bike shouldn't use up the antifreeze at all, regardless of whether it's a two stroke or four stroke. You have a leak somewhere...

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before we where using spectro it never heated up like that. now it does and does 2 strokes burn a lot of antifreeze or do they use very little. cuz mine sucks down antifreeze like its soda. me and my boyfriend and his friends went biking. after 2 hours we ran out of antifreeze and we had to put water in it to make it home.

That sounds like a blown head gasket. did you see any steam coming out of the radiator overflow?

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i dont think so. its been doing this ever since he got the bike sometimes it uses very little and sometimes it uses an extreme amount

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Spectro is a good oil. Your bike has other problems. It's burning up your coolant. You have a problem somewhere, probably a gasket. It's time to inspect, check hoses for leaks too.

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i have a 1997 kx100 two stroke that i just got running an it needs a top end an doesnt drink the anti freeze so yea i would say you had a leak some where an for the oil i use Kawasaki two stoke oil an i use 32:1 ratio . . . . So how is the riding in Maine true dirt girl ?

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what do you mean?

It has nuttin to do with the Pre-mix. There is something more serious going on. Your bike should not consume water. A little drip from overflow is normal, but going dry isnt. What does the oil look like?? Milkshake?

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Overheating - coolant loss. Gaskets , seals,hoses, radiator cracks, cylinder or cylinder head cracks. If your not spilling coolant out of hoses or gaskets somewhere, it's going through your engine. All bad.

What he said ^

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I use Golden Spectro Platinum and have never had an over heating issue, although i have had some other issues and am beginning to think that Spectro oil may have something to do with it... not saying its bad oil or that it is defiantly the cause but i am going to try something new next time around. anyhow everyone else in the thread seems to have you in the right direction, it sucks to hear you have malfunctions with your ride but one of the boys will get it sorted for you :ride:

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Dirt girl,

The only time you should be pucking coolant is if your spinning the rear tire and not moving, or a bunch of mud clogging your radiator.This is not a spectro oil problem. This may be an insulting question but, did you completely drain out all of the previous premix product prior to trying spectro?(including the carb) If not this can cause problems, hot spots between the cylinder and the piston. If you were running a different based oil it is common to seize a top end if you mix the different based oils. If not you may want to check the water pump for any build up of deposits. This has happened to two friends of mine. there are certain antifreeze products that wont build up deposits and restrict the passageways for the coolant to flow. Other than that look into the above referenced suggestions.

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