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Old 03-21-2014, 02:36 PM
Dwittbecker Dwittbecker is offline
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EPA did it again

Just found out from my dealer that all the echo redmax shindawa and I'm Sure stihl is to. There brands of oil are now going to come in 2.5 gallon mix instead of 2 gallon. Know going to have to mix all my fuel mix in 5 gallon can then poor into my 2 gallon cans. As if the EPA hasn't done enough stupid things. If it's not broke don't fix it.
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Old 03-21-2014, 03:09 PM
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Stihl has always had both (2 gal and 2.5), regardless if your dealer carried them or not. It's available in one gallon jugs also.
Why is your dealer blaming the EPA?
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Old 03-21-2014, 03:23 PM
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Just mix it heavy on the oil. That's what I've been doing forever.
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Old 03-21-2014, 03:24 PM
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And explain where the epa comes in..
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Old 03-21-2014, 03:52 PM
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No I'm blaming the EPA any time any changes are mad to fuel or oil EPA has a hand in it one way or another. They are no longer making 2 gallon mix. It's not that my dealer is no longer going to have 2 gallon mix. Seems odd that they would just quit making it if the EPA wasn't forcing it.
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Old 03-21-2014, 09:49 PM
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The government is here only to help us LOL. But..... we need the EPA. Big business will slowly kill us if left to their on devices. Now.... get rid of the IRS. I'm for that. ( and 3/4 of the senators, congressmen etc etc)
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Old 03-22-2014, 01:44 PM
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I don't see why the EPA would mandate requiring a 2.5 vs 2 gallon mix. Sounds more like a marketing thing by the manufacturers.
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Old 03-22-2014, 02:25 PM
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Or a dealer that's..... shall we say, FOS
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Old 03-23-2014, 01:23 AM
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Just found out from my dealer that all the echo redmax shindawa and I'm Sure stihl is to. There brands of oil are now going to come in 2.5 gallon mix instead of 2 gallon. Know going to have to mix all my fuel mix in 5 gallon can then poor into my 2 gallon cans. As if the EPA hasn't done enough stupid things. If it's not broke don't fix it.
? Where have you been buying 2 gallon mix? Pretty sure we only stock a 1 gal (2.6oz) and 2.5 gallon (6.4oz) bottle size. If you are upset about it, then just use 2 of the 1 gallon mix bottles per can in your 2 gallon cans.
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Old 03-23-2014, 10:33 AM
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About 10 years ago I started using only the 1 gallon jugs of premium Echo, Shindiawa, or Stihl 2stroke oil. I use only a 1 gallon mix can in my repair shop and after a couple of refills, the inconvenience of messing around with dirty or misplaced measuring cups, I purchased an Opti-2 pump(Opti-2 mix is 100:1). According to Opti, 2 strokes of the pump puts out the proper amount of oil(1.8 oz) for a 100:1 mix. That equates to .9 oz per stroke of the pump or 2.7 oz for 3 strokes--I don't mind being a bit on the rich side anyway.

Unless you have a problem counting to 3(2.7 oz), 6(5.4 oz) or 7(6.3 oz), that should cover the small container( 1 gal, 2 gal or 2.5 gal) issue. If you're concerned about being .1 oz short on the 2.5 gal mix, add a tad more. I've checked the accuracy of the pump 3 or 4 times and it's right on.

May not work for everyone's situation but it works for me. In addition, gallon jugs are less expensive and you don't have the little bottles/caps hanging around.

Just a solution you may want to consider.

http://opti2-4.com/index.php?dispatc...oduct_id=29799
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