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Has anyone used the B3C Ethanol Shield oil? The spec looks good - FD rated, protects against ethanol harm and stabilises fuel mix for up to a year. Sounds ideal for infrequent use. Great not to have to dump stale mix. We can even get this oil in the UK, in different packaging.

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Red armor I believe claims to stabilize fuel for 2 years. All Stihl and husky oil does a year. I don't leave my fuel around that long. I use up 2 gallons in a few months usually maybe 6 months. If it's a year old it's going into a mower and buying new.
 
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I thought about getting some of that from Walmart in the small bottle if I needed a hold over oil. I had enough Lucas left over to make a gallon of mix right now. I went with the Echo Red Armor, heard nothing but good out of it. And even that oil comes in $14 or more a quart when you figure it all out. I doesn't more up front but cheaper in long run. I won't buy oil for years now .
 
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Oil is cheap, engines are expensive. I don't see the point trying super lean oil ratios in my two strokes. I'll spend the extra $0.42/yr on oil, I'll make that up in one evening burning wood instead of oil or electricity.

I change my car and truck oils frequently too, around 4k miles. Oil is cheap, change it often.
 
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Run a saw under heavy load with TC-W3 mixed fuel and the heat load will exact it's toll.
Been there...Done that.

Repaired a 661 that was ran on TC-W3.

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clemsonfor

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Oil is cheap, engines are expensive. I don't see the point trying super lean oil ratios in my two strokes. I'll spend the extra $0.42/yr on oil, I'll make that up in one evening burning wood instead of oil or electricity.

I change my car and truck oils frequently too, around 4k miles. Oil is cheap, change it often.
I'm with you. I really don't see the point or added benefit of running 80-100:1. If you burn a quart of oil a year you save have the price of a quart of oil. What's a qt of amsoil cost? $15 so you save $7. What benefit do you get running that ragged edge to save $7/yr on 2 stroke oil?
 
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I use husky 2t oil in everything that’s 2t. I stick with the manufacturers oil.

On the dirtbikes it’s maxima super synthetic blend for nickasil cylinders and maxima 927 for castiron sleeves, castor synthetic blend.
I have not seen or thought of 927 in almost 40 years. Surprised it’s still made. I race outdoor national motocross in the early and mid 1980’s. I was part of the preproduction testing of maxima 927. **** told us to mix it 32:1. Mr. Lechien was a great guy. His son Ron was a super fast motocrosser.
 
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Isn’t the rule of thumb and FD rated will do the job just fine? I’ve been using Stihl Super and Ultra but just bought some Motul 710 and Mobil 1 racing 2T. Haven’t used them yet, I’m going to try a few different FD oils and stick to the one which smells the best.
Where in God's name did you find Mobil 1 2T? I thought that was discontinued many years ago. I used it as long as I could in my now 16 year old 361 and it kept it healthy.
 
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Where in God's name did you find Mobil 1 2T? I thought that was discontinued many years ago. I used it as long as I could in my now 16 year old 361 and it kept it healthy.
Most of these guys when they heard it was discontinued went to stores and bought every case they could get. There seems to be several of these folks whenever oil threads are brought up no matter what the forum is.
 
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Most of these guys when they heard it was discontinued went to stores and bought every case they could get. There seems to be several of these folks whenever oil threads are brought up no matter what the forum is.
Oh, OK. Yeah I remember, and I missed the boat. Thought maybe they'd started making it again or something. Had to triple check the date of the post. No big deal, I moved on to VP SEF... wish I had known I was going to cut as much as I did this summer, I would have done pump gas with something decent. Cost me a mint. But not a single worry about fuel related issues in my expensive saws.
 
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I can buy non E so I use pump gas and quality oil. I have used almost a gallon in the last few weeks of mix. I need to go mix up 2 more gallons since I got the Red Armor in the mail a week or so ago.
 
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