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Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by TheDarkLordChinChin, Dec 4, 2019 at 4:43 PM.

  1. TheDarkLordChinChin

    TheDarkLordChinChin ArboristSite Operative

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    Just bought my first ported saw, Hutzl 660 clone.
    The guy runs 32:1 in it. You guys think this sounds like a good idea?
    I have only ever run 50:1 in my saws (40:1 in vintage saws) but these are all stock, 240 feet above sea level.
     
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    r black ArboristSite Guru

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    yes 32:1 is fine ....
     
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    I mix all my saws 32:1. Never had a problem yet.

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    Spark plugs are cheaper then bottom and top end parts so ya 32:1. I run 40:1 Amsoil dominator in my saws in the winter 40:1 castor 927 in the summer
     
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    the China saws recommend 25 to 1 I believe
     
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    motorhead99999 ArboristSite Operative

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    That’s what they say for the 660 clone. I ran that for the first 5-6 tanks mainly to get some oil in the bottom
     
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    Yay oil thread
    I'm a 40/1 fan since 1990s
    40/1 in about 15 ported saws
    The ported saws i built and had built the Porter's recommended 40/1
     
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    Should be fine. My clone 660 is not ported, I run 45:1 amsoil saber.

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    Yea oil thread
     
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    I run echo oil if that matters.....

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  11. MacAttack

    MacAttack I love the smell of 2-stroke

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    Me too, Echo Powerblend.

    Have been running it 50:1, I'm contemplating switching to 40:1 because all but one of my saws are at least 40 years old...
     
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    Oh no say it isn’t so another oil ratio post.......lol

    If the Chinese say 25:1 I’d mix it 20:1 to give it more oil. Adjust the carb to it and it shouldn’t foul plugs. Unless your not running wot.

    My older husky saws were 40:1 I ran them 38:1. I don’t feel comfortable at 50:1 with my newer saws. With the ratio mix this thin make sure you shake the gas can after sitting to get the oil separation back in the mix. Or you might run leaner.

    I’m rebuilding saws only once I don’t do things twice.
     
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    I wanna try the echo red armor next bottle of oil i get. My dealer hasnit in now.

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    MacAttack I love the smell of 2-stroke

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    I've heard good things about Red Armor. I bought the Powerblend when I got my Echo 2620 trimmer powerhead because according to the warranty, i needed to use oil that met whatever cutting edge oil rating :rolleyes: Powerblend or Red Armor met (now I've really dragged this oil thread into contentious territory).

    These days it takes me a while to burn through a quart of 2 stroke oil, so I've just been using the Powerblend in everything.
     
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    My dealer told me to use the Husqvarna xp + oil in my newer saws.
    On YT hotsaws101 said in stock saws bel ray full synthetic and in ported hot saws use motul 800. He said he tested the 2t oils and found these to have less carbon build up.
    Since he/we’re the end product user/tester we need to trust each other.
     
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    Is used motor oil ok?
     
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    Used motor oil? Sure if you have a backup saw.
     
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    Better then straight gas i guess

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    I don’t think used motor oil is a good lubricant. The wear factor is gone. We once seen recycled used motor oil, we don’t see it anymore.
     
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    MacAttack I love the smell of 2-stroke

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    Drained into a clean pan?
     
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