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Greetings all!

It has been quite a while since I last posted. After three rebuilds, I finally got fed up with rebuilding my carburetor on my 2003 Vespa ET2 2 cycle. It now has a new carburetor which took 3 months to get from Italy, also a new throttle cable and battery. Now I need to buy oil for it.

My Questions:
The scooter is rarely driven having only 345 miles since I bought new in 2003. The oil in it is from the original quart of Vespa Hi-Scooter 2 Tech Selenia Moto Rider oil. So, it starts right up and runs fine however, is there a way or (do you recommend) I siphon out the oil in the tank (its fairly full) and replace with either fresh oil or can I add?

I ask because Vespa no longer sells this oil and I want to know which brand to buy. I have searched several websites but no one has actually identified exactly. I only want to buy a couple of quarts, not a gallon.

The local motorsports shop that sells Vespa, recommended AMSOIL Full Synthetic 2 Stroke Interceptor. Granted, this was the guy behind the counter and not the service technician.

I would appreciate all of your recommendations.

Thank you!

Guido
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Molto Verboso
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If the oil is 8 years old then it might be worth getting most out and topping up with new .
I would use a large syringe with a length of clear pipe on end .

Any full synthetic 2-stroke oil for motorcycles / scooters will be fine .
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Three months to get a carb? Was it a weber?

As far as oil goes, any oil that is for a motorcycle or scooter with an oil injection system is fine, but the new synthetic oils are better. Malossi makes some of the best oils out there. Their Top Racing two stroke oil is comparable to the top Motul, and will improve power output in a two stroke engine. Their racing and sport oils are both excellent as well. Amsoil is a pretty good oil too, as are the Honda and Yamaha two stroke oils.
Oil with a lawnmower or weedwacker on the bottle, or sold in tiny bottles usually isn't a good choice. Marine oil has some additives that aren't perfect for your scooter, but will do in a pinch. The problem with the cheaper oils is that they don't burn as cleanly, and will gradually fill the exhaust port with carbon, as I found out when I first started and was convinced all two stroke oils were basically the same.
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2016 Vespa GTS300ie abs/asr/ess Settantesimo '70'
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What he says /\ /\.

It does illustrate the often very big differences in oils of every kind, 2 or 4 stroke types.

Enjoy your bike!
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Beware certain racing oils
The AMSOIL Interceptor will be fine. Please be aware that certain synthetic two stroke racing oils do not have anti-corrosion properties, which are very much needed during the off season. Read the label first.

Cheers,
Bob
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super-fly wrote:
If the oil is 8 years old then it might be worth getting most out and topping up with new .
I would use a large syringe with a length of clear pipe on end .

Any full synthetic 2-stroke oil for motorcycles / scooters will be fine .
2nd all this. I was given the same ride last year, I'm using Motul 104034 710 Synthetic Premix Oil FWIW. No complaints.

Also FWIW, I've been replacing old rubber stuff. New Michelin City Grips made it feel totally different on the road. I feel much better about on-road reliability having new CVT and oil pump belts.
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