What kind of 2 cycle Oil are you using? i am using Opti 2 on all my 2 cycle engines. Seems to work good with little smoke!
I have heard that also, but then have read where guys use Quick Silver with no trouble. Don't know about the other Outboard Brands.Yes, I run everything at 40 to 1. Using at least 93 octane. Ain't had anything seize-up yet. And I run my 2-strokers hard.
You do have to watch, some 2-stroke mix is designed for outboards. I hear it's not good to use that in our small air cooled engines.