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Old 04-16-2012, 02:12 PM
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Now THAT'S what I was looking for...someone to SHOOT IT at me straight!
Sounds good! Thanks!
I have been using Stihl oil since my first piece of Stihl equipment, probably about 1985, a hand held blower and it's still going strong as is the chain saw and string trimmer, a couple of years newer.

When they came out with the synthetic oil I switched to it and thats all I use, at their recommended mixture rates.

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Old 04-16-2012, 02:45 PM
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I've run Husky trimmers for years (23) and I use Amsoil with no problems and no carbon buildup in the exhaust.
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Old 04-16-2012, 05:00 PM
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Do you self a favor and buy some opti-2 oil. It comes in one gallon tubes and can be used in any two stroke no matter what ratio they call for. I believe this is the best oil on the market. If you can't find it locally its available on ebay.
Plus one on the Opti-2. Been using it for 12 years now and haven't had one issue with any engine. Run it in everything regardless of recommended ratio and I believe it has been a lifesaver for my 20 yr old brushcutter. Factory recommended 16:1 ratio for it and when I first acquired it I did mix it to factory specs. The thing smoked like a chimney and performance wasn't nearly 100%. That's when I made the switch to Opti-2 and never bothered with anything else. Smokeless (to my eyes anyway), spark plugs in all engines always look great/have a long life and it has fuel stabilizer already added. The mix requires 1.3 oz added to 1 gallon. I buy it in the 34 oz. bulk bottle and just measure as I go. More info is here for those interested...

http://opti2-4.com/index.php?dispatc...ategory_id=165
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Old 04-16-2012, 05:19 PM
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I run 89 octane w/ Echo power blend oil 50:1 in all of my 2 cycle equipment.

Does your new Husky equipment require different ratios? Everything I own requires 50:1
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Old 04-16-2012, 05:22 PM
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simply just do the 50:1 mix..oil is oil.. Been running my Stihls for ten years doing the normal ole mix 50:1 in 1 gallon of gas.

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Old 04-16-2012, 05:50 PM
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Is everything commercial 50:1?

I bought 2 used Poulan 18" chainsaws for $100.00 months before I decided to start my business. They look about 3 years old (seller said so as well). This is why I bought the universal mix...didn't look up to see the actual ratio tho. My Husky equipment calls for 50:1 so I was simply wondering about most 2 stroke landscape equipment...
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:14 PM
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Is everything commercial 50:1?

I bought 2 used Poulan 18" chainsaws for $100.00 months before I decided to start my business. They look about 3 years old (seller said so as well). This is why I bought the universal mix...didn't look up to see the actual ratio tho. My Husky equipment calls for 50:1 so I was simply wondering about most 2 stroke landscape equipment...
Poulan are 40:1 usually.
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:21 PM
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I use Pennzoil outdoor. I read about a study done and payed for by the air plane hobbiest club of america. they had tested almost all oil brands out to many to list, the one oil they faverd the most is pennzoil outdoor 2 cycle. why it rated so high because no carbon build at all. and no scoring the cylinder wall. these guys and gals have a lot of money tied up in there aircraft . so it only made cents to me to use it also.
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:08 AM
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i tried the G 2cycle oil-worked great. machines ran well on it but the smell was terriable. havent seen it at stores anymore
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:07 AM
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I use Stihl 2-cycle oil in all my 2-cycle equipment. I tried Amsoil, one machine did not run good on it so I went back to the Stihl oil and it runs fine now.

My uncle always used Pennzoil 2-cycle oil for his chain saws. Said it was the best.
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