View Full Version : super unleaded anyone???

General Grounds
10-31-2002, 08:50 PM
:blob3: we use super unleaded in our 2 cycle, and we mix it with no smoke stroke from j.thomas, its worked very well for 5 years now. we usually use about 15 gallons of 2 stroke a day and have'nt had any engine problems to date, "i did it now the jinx is on". but i was just curious if you guys use it as well, rock on, tony.

Green Pastures
10-31-2002, 08:55 PM
I use Super in all my equipment. Thank God my V-10 F-250 takes regular though.

General Grounds
10-31-2002, 09:00 PM
:blob3: greener pastures, that v-10 must be a gas guzzling pig, damn, my v-8 f-250 is a hugh guzzler, good luck T

Perfect Stripes
10-31-2002, 09:00 PM
I use super in my mix, and regular(87) in the mowers. Done it for 8 yrs and no problems.

Bob Minney
10-31-2002, 09:01 PM
I've always used regular unleaded at 87 octane and 2 stoke oil from Phillipp's 66. No maintenance trouble here. I de-carbon 2 strokes once a year in fall but find very little build up.

10-31-2002, 09:20 PM
I use regular unleaded in everything.


10-31-2002, 10:16 PM
I use 87 in all equipment.

I was watching a local news channel on day. They had a lawn expert on discussing this topic. He said as the temps increase in the summer. You want to use 93 octane in 2 cycle engine mixtures.

I only use Tanaka oil, or I don't use nothing....

Seriously I have used several mixing oils. I found Tanaka mixes the best and No SMOKE!!!!

Bunton Guy
10-31-2002, 10:46 PM
I use 87 octane in all equipment even 2-stroke and as far as the oil I use I found the cheapest stuff I could find which was this gallon of oil my local hardware store has I cant remember the name but I have been using it for the last 6 years with never a engine problem...still using most of the same equipment to....just pays to show you that you dont have to spend a quagillian dollars of gas and oils....most of it is a myth to make $$$$

10-31-2002, 11:02 PM
I have always used 87 Octane in all my equipment and vehicles (except an older Chevelle I had that was 10.5-1 compression) she liked at least 93 Octane or she knocked.

I use Stihl 2 cycle mix because it is not really expensive and it comes from the factory with fuel stabilzer already added.


10-31-2002, 11:54 PM
Super in the truck.. mower and 2 cycle get 89. Nobody else uses the middle grade?

11-01-2002, 12:17 AM
I use what the manufacturer specifies. Why spend more, or pinch pennies and ask for problems?

And don't ever believe what you hear on TV news. Or what you read in the paper. :confused: Have seen so many ridiculous ideas touted in the media over the years.

11-01-2002, 08:00 AM
I was using 93 but a mower mechanic told me it will make my equiptment run too hot and that's not good. I now run reg unleaded 87 octane but I still sometimes wonder what is the best way to go or if it really matters.

11-01-2002, 08:33 AM
My Echo hand held equipment manuals recommend 89 octane be used. I've used it in all my hand held until ethanol was added to the 89 octane last year. Now I use the 91 octane gasoline with no problems so far. I also add Stabil to all hand held equipment gas.


11-01-2002, 08:49 AM
I find it funny that the Middle grade (89) is "made" by mixing 91 and 87 at the pump.

Its for those of you that want both.:D

11-01-2002, 08:50 AM
I was running 87 in all equipment. A couple of years ago I just tried 89 and it ran smoother and a little stronger. I never switched back. One truck will run 89 and the other will only take 93.

11-01-2002, 09:10 AM
i run 93 in 2 cycles. and 89 or better in trucks etc. in the kohler i run 87 until it gets real wet . then ill go up on octane.
it seems to hold torque a little better.
its funny the chainsaw gurus[some] are advocating 35-1 . they say itll give longer lasting engines. i just cant get up the nerve to do somethin that radical.
i dont doubt thy know what they talkin.
but stihl or echo an 93[50-1] has got my homeowner stuff in to its 3rd yr. still running strong.dont laugh now:) im running some of the best pro stuff stihl has got also. in fact they cant sell things like the 028 anymore. and thats the best ever imho.

11-01-2002, 11:47 AM
I use 93 in 2 cycle and 87 in everything else. I use Opti-2 oil in my 2 cycle. It has no smoke and a fuel stabilizer already in it. Therefore if I fail to winterize something I am okay.

11-01-2002, 12:19 PM
TJLC, You need to find a new mechanic. One who understands how fuels really work. Before I go on a tangent please follow the manufactures recommendations. Now onto the tangent, 93 actually runs cooler and helps most engines as it prevents pre-ignition which is much better for the engine.


Green Pastures
11-01-2002, 07:18 PM
Super is a cleaner fuel as well as being higher in octane. More impurities are removed in the refining process.

Super in all the equipment, 87 in the V-10 cuz that's what Ford says to use. I also will NOT use any other gas but Amoco, Exxon, Mobil, Texaco only the big names for me. I'm not buying gas from Billy Bob's corner snack shack :nono: Just wont do it.

I put Stabil in all the equipment fuel too, don't know why, just do. I just feel like I'm giving the carburators a treat putting in the Stabil. I think I pay $6 for a quart of it at Northern Tool and it lasts me like 2 months. Worth it for my peace of mind.

I use Stihl 2 cycle oil in all my 2 cycle equipment just cuz that's what my dealer has a good deal on. I have a mix of Toro, Stihl and Echo 2 cycle stuff.

11-01-2002, 08:31 PM
I HAD 4 breakdowns in one day from
super unleaded,

Nothing but 87 octance.

Ive heard that 93-non oxy burns
too hot since the equipment is running
at full throttle and super high rpms

thats what a mechanic said but dont
know if its true

They watered down the 93 with alcohol
or something to make more money

11-02-2002, 05:00 PM
Tried them both and could not tell any difference at all. I try to buy our gas at a station where they sell alot of gas so that its fresh. We use Texaco or Shell only. Not any reason other than thats the card we use.:)
Was told to run high octane by one dealer but we quit during the last gas price increase and never went back. We use Sthil 2 cycle oil in all our 2 cycles and have not had any problems to date that have been fuel related. Not any on the 4 cycle equipment either.

11-03-2002, 01:01 AM
I use unleaded in all my 4-stroke equiptment including my 99 f-150 4x4 5.4 L v-8, gets around 12 miles per gal.

super unleaded in all my 2-stroke equiptment.

it sounds like what you have been doing works well for you

11-03-2002, 01:05 AM
we pretty much use 87 unleaded in our gas trucks and the equipment and its a 1.45$