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Difference between universal and outboard oil?

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is it just a detergant thing or what? I ask because universal is generally found it quarts but outboard is easily found in gallons, which would be nice to carry around for mixing my diesel fuel with.
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You can use non-detergent motor oil for 2 cycle applications. That's all my grandpa ever used, and I've done it all my life. Never had a single problem with it. You can get it at tractor supply pretty cheap in sizes up to 5 gal buckets.
Well, I've got a Stihl chainsaw that's around 20 years old, and that's all it's ever had run through it. I guess it can't hurt it too much.
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