Discussion in 'Hand Held Equipment and Tools' started by plutus, Sep 24, 2017.
Sand will do that.
Husq XP oil seems to be fine my by saws/ leaf blowers, ect.... usually mix 40:1 to ethanol free gas when i can find it.
Amsoil Sabre 50:1 with 90 octane ethanol free fuel.
A few weeks ago I bought my son a Jonsered CS 2258. He's trying as hard as he can to wear it out. He's been running it about everyday.
So we needed more mix yesterday. I ordered a case of Amsoil Sabre oil last year in 8 oz. bottles. Our main mix can is 2.5 gal's.
So for 50:1 it's 6.5 oz. of oil for 2.5 gal's of fuel. For 40:1 it's 8 oz. of oil for 2.5 gal's. of fuel.
It's so much easier to just dump the whole bottle of oil into the gas can instead of this much, then having bottles with a little bit left over and pouring them into one another ect.
So we're gonna give Amsoil Sabre 40:1 with 90 octane ethanol free fuel a try.
Echo power Blend at 50:1, mixed in 91 octane. Goes in all of my 2 stroke yard equipment.
I run the Amsoil Sabre 50:1
I just used my last bottle and it’s hard to find so I think I’m gonna go to the Klotz oil. Ran a Klotz mix in my Snowmachine with good results. I’m also not opposed to trying Red Armour as I have a Echo dealer close by.
I'm kind of amazed looking at the poll that "other" is far exceeding the stihl, husky, echo oils as those are the norm around here.
I don't see Husky xp on the poll?
I use Echo Red Armor 50:1 with 89 octane, but I could be happy with your recipe.
quaker state, air cooled oil @ 50:1 = 2.70 ounces per gallon of non oxygenated 91 ...……...
Maxima K2 50:1 93 octane pump gas in MS310 , MS201tcm , and FS 70 trimmer.
Oils I have on hand:
Pennzoil Air Cooled (dino) (the real stuff , no "outdoor" on the label).
Mobil 1 Racing 2T (16 quarts approx)
Putoline MHX (SAE 50, 100% Ester, Jaso C++ ISO, etc)
Lubrication Engineers LE8104 (dino oil with proprietary anti-wear additive, API-TC, haven't tried this one yet, SAE 40)
Oils I will never use:
Lucas Semi synth (many people report extremely dry running even at 32, and 25 to 1, several people reported engines destroyed by this oil after awhile)
Amsoil Saber (not going to get into why, you can find out if you're so inclined and have the time to dig into a bunch of different forums about it).
Amsoil Dominator (sub par rust protection).
Redline Racing 2 stroke (rust, corrosion from hygroscopic esters, Redline should fix the formulation to address this, many have reported rusted internal parts, tarnished carb jets
Klotz R50 (can't stand the smell, disgusting, like a bad cotton candy recipe, only burnt).
Stihl HP Ultra (you can find out why).
Putoline RS959 (do not use anymore because the smell is disgustingly sweet).
Red Armor (formlation cheapened, ester dropped from SDS, yet price remained, obviousl profit driven over quality)
What are your thoughts, and observations of running the LE 8104?
I always get confused when folk quote a more oilier mix for kit only running WOT for perhaps 30% of the time against a less oilier mix for kit that has 2 throttle positions WOT & Idle of which WOT is at least 80% of the time As said before each to their own
Most folk into 2smokemotors know that there is superior oil on the market to the saws manufactures own label it's a bit of a task to read the specs + understanding requires a bit of studying
I bought a few bottles of VP oil and mix at 40:1. I like the smell so it must be good.
From working on the dirtbikes using super maxima it looks like the husky 50:1 2t oil.
I did run my saws on the husky oil at 2,3 gallon to 2,5 oil can. A tad rich. Now since husky made it fool proof the 50:1 mix in the can looked ok. But you guys here say to run it richer on oil. I think I’ll go back to 40:1 keep your saws happy, happy and they’ll treat you good.
I use Amsoil Saber at 50:1 in my saw and trimmer. I use Pennzoil Outdoor at 32:1 in my 43 and 45 year old Lawn Boys. Both also get about an ounce of Sta-Bil 360 Marine formula to the cans along with premium fuel.
Castrol 2T at 32:1, buy it in 20lt drums, also use Castrol bar oil as I order it at the same time with the rest of the oil order.
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