Is there a difference between -stroke and -stroke lubricants?

Yes, there is a difference between 2-stroke and 4-stroke lubricants. IGOL provides a simple and quick explanation below:

  • 2-stroke engine: the lubricant is mixed with the fuel or sprayed into the casing and subsequently burned.
  • 4-stroke engine: the engine is lubricated by the lubricant circulating between the housing and the part to be lubricated. Following this application, the lubricant returns to the sump and can be used again.

Remember: It is essential to select your lubricant by engine type. First, 2-stroke oil remaining in an engine can cause dangerous and rapid deterioration. On the other hand, 4-stroke oil is not equipped to burn, which can cause bad carburation and high emissions.

To obtain more information about this topic, IGOL provides a unique and fast service. Contact the technical department at 03 10 00 14 60 or one of our regional offices at