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wannabe
09-02-2003, 12:14 PM
I recently retired my 1974 lawnboy 2 cycle. Since I had such good luck with it, & this being the last year that they are producing the duraforce 2 cycle, I bought a lawnboy goldpro series (#10550) 6.5 hp 2 cycle. I always used the "standard" 2 cycle oil, mixed 32:1 in the old mower. I've read about synthetics, like amsoil, etc., that can be mixed 50:1 or higher. My questions--any advice on the advantages/disadvantages of these synthetics? Will using something mixed at 50:1 void my warranty? Should I use the standard 32:1 for a "break-in" period? Help!

redbull
09-04-2003, 05:06 PM
Originally posted by wannabe
I recently retired my 1974 lawnboy 2 cycle. Since I had such good luck with it, & this being the last year that they are producing the duraforce 2 cycle, I bought a lawnboy goldpro series (#10550) 6.5 hp 2 cycle. I always used the "standard" 2 cycle oil, mixed 32:1 in the old mower. I've read about synthetics, like amsoil, etc., that can be mixed 50:1 or higher. My questions--any advice on the advantages/disadvantages of these synthetics? Will using something mixed at 50:1 void my warranty? Should I use the standard 32:1 for a "break-in" period? Help!

won't void your warranty - however if you are going to start using syn. don't switch back to reg. 2 cycle - stay with 1 or the other

Rustic Goat
09-07-2003, 09:33 PM
Originally posted by redbull
however if you are going to start using syn. don't switch back to reg. 2 cycle - stay with 1 or the other

Just wondering, what's your reasoning behind this statement?

grassdaddy
09-07-2003, 09:56 PM
I'd say if you got 19 YEARS out of your last one,you need to be the one giving the advice..