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s and s mowing
12-26-2004, 02:33 PM
i have all remax and had a very bad experience with the opti a 100 to1 in my new blower.so i said to hell with it i will go with redmax,but today i kept looking at two new 25 gallon mix bottles of opti and i hate to waste it.? is could i mix this at 50 to 1 like redmax oil or is that gonna wayyyyyyyyyy to rich.please no stupid replies for i dont want to cook another piece of equipment.please dont say 80 to 1 cause i think that is too lean too.thanks for help.

Fareway Lawncare
12-26-2004, 02:36 PM
Opti-2 is causing alot of problems in the new hotter running, emission standard 2cycles..... it's petrolium based.

You're safer dumping it @ using a synthetic like Amsoil or a Synthetic mix like Echo's new Power Blend.

s and s mowing
12-26-2004, 02:46 PM
you got it,i mixed just like jug said,i have the bottles with the measurement tube on it,and it was about 90 degrees and i siezed a brand new 7001 blower.luckily i have a great dealer that took care of me.i know a lot of guys use it but i cant have that.

The C Man
12-26-2004, 02:47 PM
Why not mix the Opti at 50:1 like the Redmax requires?

s and s mowing
12-26-2004, 02:49 PM
Why not mix the Opti at 50:1 like the Redmax requires?



that is my ? c man,the way opti is made to run lean is that gonna be rich as hell or not.

Fareway Lawncare
12-26-2004, 02:51 PM
you start mixing it rich you're losing all of the so called "benefits" of opti-2...cleaner ports etc....Lots of problems recently in the new Enviro-Nut Approved Engines w/opti-2...Just dump it.

65hoss
12-26-2004, 04:24 PM
Stihl chainsaw
7 Stihl trimmers/edgers
Stihl hedge trimmers
Redmax 7000
Redmax 7001
Redmax 8000

All with lots and lots of hours with only Opti 2 for 5 seasons. Never a single problem. I run it a little richer than 100 to 1, probably closer to 85. Plugs last forever, never clean ports anymore, no smoking, and buying in bulk I pay much less than other brands.

s and s mowing
12-26-2004, 05:55 PM
hoss,i trust your advice and i know you had great luck with it is why i tried it but something went wrong.when fareway talks about heat,he is right for i could tell my stuff run hotter on opti.now some have said the redmax oil is opti,if that is true i will just mix 50 to 1 and run it.but for my use i dont wont no more 100 to 1 opti 2.

Fareway Lawncare
12-26-2004, 06:21 PM
Try Echo Power Blend...it's a Synthetic Mix designed for today's hotter running 2cycles...or Amsoil...

Texas Mower Parts
12-26-2004, 07:11 PM
Just use RedMax oil. It's cheap and it works great in all 50:1, 2 cycle equipment. We sell it for $0.79 a bottle for 2.5 gal mix. Nobody sells it cheaper. $7 flat shipping!

s and s mowing
12-26-2004, 08:20 PM
79.cents a bottle for 2.5 gallon mix bottle.and 27.00 something for gator line 5lb roll ,7.00 shipping.

Texas Mower Parts
12-26-2004, 08:22 PM
That's correct!
The RedMax oil price is good thru December. After that it is $.89. Must be purchased in 6 packs.

s and s mowing
12-26-2004, 08:31 PM
i pay a dollar a bottle for the gallon mix size redmax,and 45.00 for 5lb roll of square gator with the wire in it.dag gone,i will be giving you a ringy dingy a little closer to mowing.if you have any promotions before spring pm me and i will buy now.

Texas Mower Parts
12-26-2004, 08:43 PM
We also have Free Shipping thru Dec, when you purchase $65.00 or more of RedMax/Oregon (gator) products. Any combination!