difference between marine and normal oil

i need to mix gasoline with 2-cycle oil for my 2-stroke chainsaw and i only have marine 2-cycle oil. is it ok if i use this or do i need to use regular 2-cycle oil?

caarntedd7 years ago
Nacho is correct, but in a pinch you could use it for the chainsaw until you get the right oil.
NachoMahma7 years ago
.  Marine 2-cycle engines are usually water-cooled and run at lower temperatures than air-cooled 2-cycle engines. Marine 2-cycle oil will not handle the higher temperatures as well and can cause premature wear in air-cooled engines.
.  Marine oils also contain chemicals that cause the oils to degrade much quicker - more environmentally friendly.