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Old 06-05-2012, 11:41 PM
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Old 06-06-2012, 12:15 AM
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Fellas,
I'm betting that the tanks capacity is actually what they claim, but you can't actually get that much fuel in there by filling them normally since the EPA buttheads make them comply with the stupid filler neck/airspace rules. When I fill my mower at the station, I fill it to the bottom of the neck, then start slowly filling it from there. By shaking the machine lightly while filling I can almost always squeeze another gallon to gallon and a half into it and stilll not be all the way up to the top of the tank's neck.
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Old 06-06-2012, 12:35 AM
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Fellas,
I'm betting that the tanks capacity is actually what they claim, but you can't actually get that much fuel in there by filling them normally since the EPA buttheads make them comply with the stupid filler neck/airspace rules. When I fill my mower at the station, I fill it to the bottom of the neck, then start slowly filling it from there. By shaking the machine lightly while filling I can almost always squeeze another gallon to gallon and a half into it and stilll not be all the way up to the top of the tank's neck.
I know what you mean now that I have a mower newer than 5 years old. I'm picturing a gas station with three or four LCOs filling their rigs all shaking there mowers while dribbling gas into the neck. Heck with the right song this could make a great video.
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Old 06-06-2012, 12:57 AM
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I know what you mean now that I have a mower newer than 5 years old. I'm picturing a gas station with three or four LCOs filling their rigs all shaking there mowers while dribbling gas into the neck. Heck with the right song this could make a great video.
Mmmm........maybe Neil McCoy's "The shake"?
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:16 PM
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Just performed my second oil change on the 452. Went to synthetic oil. Im using Amsoil Formula 4 Stroke Small Engine oil with a Wix filter.
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:27 PM
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Just performed my second oil change on the 452. Went to synthetic oil. Im using Amsoil Formula 4 Stroke Small Engine oil with a Wix filter.
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Just curious, have you checked what you get for GPH? or just know if it seems to be decent on fuel or not? How is it power-wise with the bagger? (I know this has been answered, but i quickly looked through this entire thread and couldnt find it)
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:32 PM
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Oh and by the way, i know you have a separate post about amsoil, but I switched for my mowers last fall with the exact same oil, and It may be me but i have noticed a difference with the motor oil. It definately does come out cleaner at the reccomended intervals on my kawi 23 hp.

I also started using the amsoil saber 2 weeks ago. It woke my redmax blowers and weedwackers right up real nice, absolutely can tell a difference. but it took about two or three tank fulls in each to realize. they start up better and rev up faster too.

If you like those products try the amsoil quickshot. that made even more of a difference than the oils did. I have tried a bunch of fuel treatments without much difference in the performance, but WOW the quickshot absolutely made a difference. I used it in all my chainsaws and the difference was much more than i was expecting. my chainsaws usually took four or five pulls to start after sitting for a month or so, now it is like one or two pulls!
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I have not checked GPH yet. I will next week. More than enough power bagging and climbing hills.
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:38 PM
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Oh and by the way, i know you have a separate post about amsoil, but I switched for my mowers last fall with the exact same oil, and It may be me but i have noticed a difference with the motor oil. It definately does come out cleaner at the reccomended intervals on my kawi 23 hp.

I also started using the amsoil saber 2 weeks ago. It woke my redmax blowers and weedwackers right up real nice, absolutely can tell a difference. but it took about two or three tank fulls in each to realize. they start up better and rev up faster too.

If you like those products try the amsoil quickshot. that made even more of a difference than the oils did. I have tried a bunch of fuel treatments without much difference in the performance, but WOW the quickshot absolutely made a difference. I used it in all my chainsaws and the difference was much more than i was expecting. my chainsaws usually took four or five pulls to start after sitting for a month or so, now it is like one or two pulls!
Thanks good to know! How many hours do you go on the Amsoil? I was going 50 before but was thinking of going 75 with Amsoil. With the Saber are you running 100:1?
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:41 PM
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I also started using the amsoil saber 2 weeks ago. It woke my redmax blowers and weedwackers right up real nice, absolutely can tell a difference. but it took about two or three tank fulls in each to realize. they start up better and rev up faster too.

If you like those products try the amsoil quickshot. that made even more of a
That's exactly my experience as well, and what I've posted repeatedly here on LS. It'll be a long time before I ever use any other 2 stroke oil.
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