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What brand of 2 stroke oil are you using ?

Discussion in 'Hand Held Equipment and Tools' started by plutus, Sep 24, 2017.

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What brand of 2 stroke oil are you using ?

Poll closed Oct 24, 2017.
  1. Echo Red Armour

    4 vote(s)
    10.8%
  2. Stihl premium 2-stroke oil

    4 vote(s)
    10.8%
  3. Motomaster 2 stroke oil

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Echo Power blend 2 stroke oil

    1 vote(s)
    2.7%
  5. Trufuel 50:1

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Trufuel 40:1

    1 vote(s)
    2.7%
  7. Stihl motomix

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Other

    27 vote(s)
    73.0%
  1. Sty57

    Sty57 Tree Freak

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    If I had to pay $18 a gal of fuel.
    I'd switch to LP or fuel oil to heat my house and save a ton of money.
     
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    Purchased Dolmar synthetic and looks, smells, same bottle as Husqvarna XP oil. Run it 40:1 in ethanol free fuel, time will tell.
     
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  3. gary courtney

    gary courtney eeny meeny miny moe

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    Amsoil sabre 32:1
     
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  4. gary courtney

    gary courtney eeny meeny miny moe

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    Burned up lower ends until I went to 32:1. Not one since!
     
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    Icedogs28 ArboristSite Operative

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    It's worth it to not have ethenol in the fuel. It pays for itself over time when you NEVER have to rebuild the carb or replace seals.
     
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    Switched several years ago to Stihl full synthetic - less smoke and carbon build-up so no turning back to dino. Recently brought a case of Dolmar full synthetic cheap - I swear my saws seem to run better. Might just be the neat blue color. Ron
     
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    Glad to hear the Dolmar works good, I also bought a case while it was really cheap, haven’t used any yet, using up already opened bottles of this and that—mostly Red Armor!
     
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    How many & how long do you cut with your saw at any other than wide open throttle ? none I hope or you are not using your saw as it was intended to be used the minute fuel mix ratio's have com about through the quest to reduce emissions & from a manufacturers point of view if it passes the emissions test & lasts the warranty period using xx/1 oil/fuel ratio thet're not going to recommend using more oil to prolong the lifespan of the piece of kit why make a saw lasts longer "Bad for company profit /trade I'd say since specialist 2smoke oil was developed I've used nothing but a 32/1 ratio in the works money earning & my own saws & never had an oil related or plug fouling problemto me correct carb tuning has much more effect than a extra tiny amount of oil in the mix
     
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    Still premium 2 stroke.
     
  10. Miles86

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  11. lone wolf

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    Well can you still buy stinky non detergent 30 weight straight?
     
  12. lone wolf

    lone wolf MS 200T King

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    JASO JASO Oil Specifications
    2T specifications
    Japeneese motorcycle manufacturers found the limits demanded by the API TC specifications too loose. Oils meeting the API TC standard still produced excessive smoke and could not prevent exhaust blocking. Therefore the Japanese Engine Oil Standards Implementation Panel (JASO) introduced the following specifications:

    JASO FA
    Original spec established regulating lubricity, detergency, initial torque, exhaust smoke and exhaust system blocking.
    JASO FB
    Increased lubricity, detergency, exhaust smoke and exhaust system blocking requirements over FA.
    JASO FC
    Lubricity and initial torque requirements same as FB, however far higher detergency, exhaust smoke and exhaust system blocking requirements over FB.
    JASO FD
    Same as FC with far higher detergency requirement.
    Find out more about JASO's 2T specifications from their website.
     
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  13. Thefishguy77

    Thefishguy77 ArboristSite Lurker

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    Stihl premium at 50:1 for my saws, trimmers, and blowers on ethanol free 92
    Ouicksilver for my outboards on 92 ethanol free
    And 927 bean oil at 32:1 in my high performance 2stroke quad motors on 110 race gas.

    All run great. Quad goes through a plug on a hard weekend. Its stroked and heavily ported, intake, exhaust, and transfer ports.


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  14. Sterling Bronemann

    Sterling Bronemann Stihl lovin country boy

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    Amsoil Sabre at 50:1. Bought it in a gallon jug as it's much cheaper and I go through quite a bit in my trimmer/blower/edger/chainsaws. Run them all 50:1. Run Amsoil in all my vehicles and small engine stuff.
     
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    Ran Stihl for years in my Sachs/Dolmar and Stihl weedeater and Blower. It would plug the screens periodically and almost completely plugged the muffler on my blower. Ran good though if all was clean. Recently bought some Opti-2 to try. Staying with 50:1 though even they say 100:1. Although I am trying 100:1 in my Hitachi leaf blower. I will say one thing, the opti-2 is waayy cleaner burning. There is no smell.
     
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    Running Stihl Premium at 50:1 in all my saws, trimmers and leaf blowers for years with no issues.
    I run 40:1 Amsoil Dominator in my dirt bike and 100:1 Amsoil Saber in my R/C airplanes but switching to Redline due to carbon fouling.

    Absolutely no ethanol fuel in my small engines.


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  17. lone wolf

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    Just pulled a piston out of a 200T last night that was run on Amsoil Sabre 40 to 1 for 5 years it looked nice and clean in there no scoring at all. The muffler was carboned up but not the engine.
     
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    This is something I haven’t heard before.
    Can you elaborate?
     
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  19. lone wolf

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    I suppose you mean it fouls the plug? If so it aint jetted right or something is off.
     
  20. Thefishguy77

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    We run them just a slight touch rich. Sometimes we have to come back via the beach. Blown a few up WFO on a 3-4 mile run.



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