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Old 05-28-2009, 09:49 PM
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what is up with echo 2 cycle oil?

I have all echo equipment and have always been told by the dealer to use echo oil. Well my problem is that it seems that every month and a half I got to take the muffler off my echo 265T and clean the exhaust port. Is this normal? I used 93 octane thinking that this would help the problem from the last cleaning, now I will go back to midgrade gas and use a different oil. I got to get a better oil that does not do this. Any suggestions of oils?
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Old 05-28-2009, 09:55 PM
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i have been running echo oil in my stihl trimmer and blower for the past 2 years with no problems. i have also used stihl oil and its pretty good as well
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Old 05-28-2009, 10:11 PM
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Are you running the Echo wide open? If not try running it wide open towards the end of the day. If that doesn't stop it then you have carb problems.

Nothing wrong with the Echo or Stihl oil. Both are top notch products.
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Old 05-28-2009, 10:12 PM
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sounds like it's running to rich. Are you using powerblend? are you mixing it right?
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Old 05-28-2009, 10:21 PM
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yealp 2.6 ounces to 1 gallon of midgrade gas.
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Old 05-28-2009, 10:23 PM
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Are you running the Echo wide open? If not try running it wide open towards the end of the day. If that doesn't stop it then you have carb problems.

Nothing wrong with the Echo or Stihl oil. Both are top notch products.
yes I'm not afraid of running the 2 cycles wide open helps keep them cool and healthy. i don't do that 1/4 throttle mess lol
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Old 05-28-2009, 10:25 PM
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yealp 2.6 ounces to 1 gallon of midgrade gas.
then it's running too rich. Does it have the screws for carb adjustment?
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Old 05-28-2009, 10:27 PM
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I have all echo equipment and have always been told by the dealer to use echo oil. ... I used 93 octane thinking that this would help the problem ...
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yealp 2.6 ounces to 1 gallon of midgrade gas.
Were you using mid-grade gas before the 93 octane ?? The ECHO manuals clearly say to use mid-grade gas, not hi-test ... this might be part of the problem.
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Old 05-28-2009, 10:29 PM
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I have always used midgrade but after going through this problem a couple of times i switched to premium hoping that is was just a gas issue. so at least I know it's not a gas issue.
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Old 05-28-2009, 11:19 PM
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I got to get a better oil that does not do this. Any suggestions of oils?

Do a search on Amsoil Saber Professional to see what guys are saying about it.
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