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MrC
08-20-2007, 04:35 PM
I'm having a hard time finding Stihl ultra synthetic at my local dealers. One has it but they want to sell it as a case, but I only need a small six pack. He said Amsoil Saber was good. What are you using?

TSG
08-20-2007, 05:05 PM
Amsoil synthetic

DaddyRabbit
08-20-2007, 06:28 PM
Stihl full synthetic

lawnboy dan
08-20-2007, 06:28 PM
sthil ultra . but will try mobil 2t in it as the price for sthil ultra is absurdly high. no wonder its not selling well or at all . its 2x the cost it should be. my br600 loves it though

ed2hess
08-20-2007, 06:43 PM
In this case you better bite the bullet and stick with what stihl recommends they are still working out their problems on this unit.

HenryB
08-20-2007, 06:57 PM
My friend has three 600's run's Walmart 2cycle. He says no problems at all. He's very mechanically inclined. Owned them for close to two years. So much for only Stihl Ultra:hammerhead:

lawnboy dan
08-20-2007, 07:31 PM
well i am very mechanicly inclined too and can shure tell the diff when i ran non syth oil in my br600-i think i will just take eds advice and stick with what works in my br600 and thats sthil ultra. i fi only burn the ultra in my br600 and 4 mix stick edger -it wont cost too much. i only use the br600 during leaf season anyway.

prizeprop
08-20-2007, 09:06 PM
Redmax oil

MrC
08-20-2007, 09:07 PM
Does anyone sell the Stihl Ultra online?

Jay74
08-20-2007, 11:02 PM
I work as a technician at a Stihl dealer. Just today I had to de-carbonize and adjust the valves on three fs-100rx's and on Friday two BR600's... two were ran on Amsoil saber and the others on Stihl high performance oil. If you want your 4-mix to last use the Ultra. It's not a gimmick... it's a solution to a serious problem.

Jason

cgaengineer
08-20-2007, 11:08 PM
I run the ultra...hopefully it will allow me to get longer life from my blower.

Grass Happens
08-20-2007, 11:16 PM
what is the deal with the four-mixes. i get conflicting reports. I'd really love to get a br600, but with ll the valve hoopla, I'll have to get echo. The nearest redmax dealer is 20 miles away, and hes kinda not all that great.

HenryB
08-20-2007, 11:56 PM
I work as a technician at a Stihl dealer. Just today I had to de-carbonize and adjust the valves on three fs-100rx's and on Friday two BR600's... two were ran on Amsoil saber and the others on Stihl high performance oil. If you want your 4-mix to last use the Ultra. It's not a gimmick... it's a solution to a serious problem.

Jason
Where are you seeing the carbon? Exhaust port, internally?

Richard Martin
08-21-2007, 04:07 AM
I've been using Amsoil mixed at 80:1. No carbon problems here. On a side note... My dealer said to mix the Stihl Ultra at 80:1 to reduce the cost of the oil.

DaddyRabbit
08-21-2007, 06:34 AM
You're gonna be sorry. In two yrs when one arm is 3 inches longer than the other one and you're all humped over you'll be wishing you had went w/the Stihl. Remember, Echos are for people that can't afford Stihl.

what is the deal with the four-mixes. i get conflicting reports. I'd really love to get a br600, but with ll the valve hoopla, I'll have to get echo. The nearest redmax dealer is 20 miles away, and hes kinda not all that great.

Just Mow
08-21-2007, 10:31 PM
In this case you better bite the bullet and stick with what stihl recommends they are still working out their problems on this unit.

Ed, I don't know where you are getting your info from but there are no problems with the 600.

I run Stihl Ultra oil in mine.

Jay74
08-22-2007, 11:31 PM
The valves build up with carbon deposits which stops the valves from sealing. No compression = No ignition. I worked on two more fs-100's today. A stihl rep told me that 80:1 ratio has been tested and proven to protect effectively... but Stihl won't officially advocate 80:1 because there is no fudge factor.

bare spot
08-22-2007, 11:49 PM
well i am very mechanicly inclined too and can shure tell the diff when i ran non syth oil in my br600-i think i will just take eds advice and stick with what works in my br600 and thats sthil ultra. i fi only burn the ultra in my br600 and 4 mix stick edger -it wont cost too much. i only use the br600 during leaf season anyway.
going try this way in the fs 110 ,.. seams have worked well in a lt. wt. dolmar trimmerthat use, couldn't find a good idle and ran sluggish, since switch back to syth. running like new.

greenerman
08-23-2007, 01:30 AM
Hmmmm, who makes "Stihl" oil?.......Castrol

Leisure Time Lawn Care
08-23-2007, 07:06 AM
i use opti2 in my stuff and no problems

LawnBrother
08-23-2007, 07:30 AM
I use Envirologic 440 soy based 2-cycle oil.