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Should I mow?

Yes, be compliant with all local ordinances and thwart the drive-by inspectors
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50%
No, flaunt the law, take your chances, live life to the fullest
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17%
Planet X is one big ball of unmowed grass
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Probably works best with high grass. :mrgreen:
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Yeah if the grass needs a good laugh.
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Ah! The time before ambulance-chasing lawyers!
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OK what the actual fuck is Castrol R?

I looked it up and found some for sale in the UK for £16.95

https://www.classic-oils.net/Castrol-R40

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Famous Castrol 'R', now used either as a competiton lubricant or as a perfume agent in petrol!
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two stroke engines require lube to be mixed with fuel
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two-stroke_oil
it has a distinct and not unpleasant aroma.
Same smell as a weed eater or leaf blower.
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Rob Lister wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:02 pm two stroke engines require lube to be mixed with fuel
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two-stroke_oil
it has a distinct and not unpleasant aroma.
Same smell as a weed eater or leaf blower.
I knew about that, except for the smell.
I always figured it smelled like a four stroke engine badly in need of a ring job.

The only two stroke engines I ever dealt with were diesels.

See what gaps in my knowledge I get from being a city boy.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:14 pm OK what the actual fuck is Castrol R?
It's a natural vegetable oil, pressed from castor beans. Long used in racing engines, it has advantages over many synthetic oils when parts of the engine reach very high temperatures. Synthetic oils can begin to burn like a fuel in those conditions - producing even more heat - but castor oil tends to turn into a protective varnish-like coating.

It also mixes better with gasoline than most mineral oils, so it was often used in two-stroke (two-cycle) engines that require oil to be mixed in the fuel.

That being said, modern synthetic oils are probably better for most applications - engines running on synthetic don't need stripping down so often to clear out all the varnish and carbon that castor can create. But there is a long history of castor - and if you're running a hundred-year-old engine that has survived fine on castor up till now, why take the risk of changing to something that the engine might not like? And Allen, the guy in that video, enjoys stripping and modifying engines anyhow. The guy is a mechanical genius - watch some of his other videos and you'll agree.

...and the smell of castor oil that's been through an engine is wonderful - much better than any synthetic oil, in my opinion.
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fucking gearhead!

love it.

That smell is second only to JP5 being burned in a turbofan on the tarmac on a clear winter morning.
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Rob Lister wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:02 pm two stroke engines require lube to be mixed with fuel
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two-stroke_oil
it has a distinct and not unpleasant aroma.
Same smell as a weed eater or leaf blower.
When I use lube, I need a lot more than two strokes.
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That's not what your wife used to say.
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
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That is one beautiful machine. I really like the tail lights.
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Streamlined == cool.

The 1953 model was even cooler. That's when tail fins came in. :)
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I would like to touchy feely that engine. Back in the day we got mowers with cute little Wankels.
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what is it? doesn't look like a mower. seed spreader?