minarelli v1 air box, oil, and more

i've read alot of posts and had some of my posts answered too. now, i just have some follow up questions.

2-cycle oil: is it better overall to use the synthetic oil? do i use the same ratio as the ped says (5%)? what's a good brand or price to pay for the oil that you recommend? i was going to get some if i order from themopedjunkyard.com. they want $6/Liter regular and $10/L synth.

clutch oil: i have briggs and straton sae 30 in there now. i read in another post that synthetics rated at 10w30 and 5w50(?) seem better. what are the best oils to use in warm and cold weather? i live in pa. it does get kinda cold sometimes, but i don't think i'll be riding below 30 degrees F.

air box and filter: curses! i forgot to order an air screen when i ordered the air box. is there anything else i can use instead of the air screen? i was thinking of putting a lawnmower foam filter in there, but i wasn't sure if that would alter the mixture negatively. secondly, i have the single sided dellorto air box and not the two sided minarelli one. is that ok? it has three holes.

ethanol: i read in the post below that ethanol in the gas is bad. pourquoi? does it dissolve water and cause parts to rust? i'll try asking my local gas station if their gas has ethanol. are gas stations generally forthcoming about that?


thanks alot!

Re: minarelli v1 air box, oil, and more

on the two-stroke oil, don't order from mopedjunkyard. i'm sure it's good ... but pretty much any two-stroke or two-cycle oil will work for you. just be sure to mix about 2.8 to 3oz per gallon for the minarelli.

on the clutch oil, i follow the specs and use straight non-detergent sae 30, but some people haver argued that other oils are no worse. it's up to you.

on the airbox filter, i'm not sure what to tell you on the suggestions you make. i'd go ahead and get the airfilter screen ... but i'm not as daring as some. also, the airobox being one-sided or not isn't a problem at all (at least i can't think of one).

i also have no idea whether (or why) ethanol is bad or good for a moped. again, i tend to stick to the tec specs. but if you find out about something better, then go for it.

Re: minarelli v1 air box, oil, and more

miguel wrote:


> on the two-stroke oil, don't order from mopedjunkyard. i'm

> sure it's good ... but pretty much any two-stroke or

by that you mean that that's too expensive or you just wouldn't order anything there?

thanks for the info.

Re: minarelli v1 air box, oil, and more

XBrandon EdgeX /

the reason he said not to order it from moped junkyard is because it's easier to just go to the store and get some. they should have it at an auto parts store or hardware store, and most department stores. It's just that when you order it from moped junkyard, you have to pay shipping and handling and wait a few days to get it. As far as moped junkyard goes for parts, I've ordered from them many times and haven't had a problem. Their shipping is relatively fast, actually.

Re: minarelli v1 air box, oil, and more

yes, not a dis on mopedjunkyard.com. i just prefer to buy my two-stroke at the corner gas station. ;-)

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