Question about 1981 kawasaki Z 250 C

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I have a 1981 kawi 250 ltd model.i have no manual as yet,i would like to know if i mix any oil with the gas to run

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  • super821 Sep 26, 2009

    I HAVE A OIL SCREW ON CAP ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ENGINE WITH A SIGHT GLASS OR WINDOW LOWER SIDE
    DON'T SEE ANY OIL LINE GOING TO THE CARBERATOR.

  • A Miller May 11, 2010

    Do you have a place to check the oil on the side of the motor? Can you find a separate oil tank that has a tube that leads to the carb? If there is a oil dipstick on the side of the motor, you probably have a 4 stroke engine. Four stroke engines do not use gas/oil mix. Two stroke engines do use oil/gas mix. Enough on the lesson ... can you call a dealer in your town or closeby and ask them to confirm what you think it is? When I googled Kawasaki 250 ... it LOOKED to me like the engine is two stroke - but confirm that with a dealer. I hope this helps.

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Just burn premium gas. No oil adds to the gas.

Posted on Sep 26, 2009

  • tombones Sep 26, 2009

    The photo posted with your question shows a four stroke engine. This type of engine is like your car. Oil is not added to the gas. The oil in the engine only lubricates the crankshaft and other parts inside the engine. The oil filler with the sight glass is where you add oil to the gearbox. The crankshaft and top end also use the gearbox oil.



    If the photo is a wrong photo, and your bike is a two stroke then just mix four ounces of two stroke motor oil into every gallon of gas. Do not use standard motor oil in the gas, only 2 stroke motor oil. The standard 10w40 motor oil is what goes into the crankcase.

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