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Old 03-06-2013, 02:00 PM
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Stihl High Performance 2 stroke mix

Is there any advantage to using the stihl high performance 2 stroke mix instead of the standard. thanks
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:22 PM
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What do you mean by "standard"?
Stihl offers three lines of 2-stroke mix oils:

HP-Ultra is fully synthetic and comes with fuel stabilizer. This is the most expensive.
HP-Super is partially synthetic, and has a mid line price.
High Performance is their cheapest oil.

Only the HP-Ultra is recommended for use in 4-mix machines.
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Old 03-06-2013, 04:26 PM
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Try Echo's red armor oil. Its just as good as stihls HP ultra imo and cheaper.
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:12 AM
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Try Echo's red armor oil. Its just as good as stihls HP ultra imo and cheaper.
http://www.redarmoroil.com/
Is it full synthetic oil?
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:23 AM
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Amsoil Saber beats both of those brands in price and is as good as, or maybe even better than HP Ultra.
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:56 AM
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it better than sthil ultra
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:53 AM
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i run opti 2-cycle oil from j-thomas.com always runs smooth never a problem.

http://www.j-thomas.com/Portal.aspx?...74885056633502
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Old 03-07-2013, 04:10 PM
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http://www.redarmoroil.com/
Is it full synthetic oil?
Its a semi-synthetic. I emailed Echo and asked. I've had really good results with it so far. I've been wanting to try the Amsoil Sabre but I know I wouldn't trust it at 100:1 and even 80:1 sounds a little scary. None of the local "amsoil dealers" carry the Sabre and all say to enter their code and order it online. If I could buy it locally I would give it a try.
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Old 03-07-2013, 04:19 PM
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Its a semi-synthetic. I emailed Echo and asked. I've had really good results with it so far. I've been wanting to try the Amsoil Sabre but I know I wouldn't trust it at 100:1 and even 80:1 sounds a little scary. None of the local "amsoil dealers" carry the Sabre and all say to enter their code and order it online. If I could buy it locally I would give it a try.
I know how you feel about trying it at 100, or even 80:1. That was my gut feeling ( and still is maybe since I run it at 80:1) too at first, but after using it in all my handhelds for the past year or two, I will not use anything else. I called Amsoil and asked if the protection was really there since they say they will stand by the claims at 100:1, and the tech told me they've tested it at as low as 300:1 without any problems or issues with the engine(s) used. I don't recall off the top of my head if he said they did that test for an extended period of time or not, but I would assume so if they wanted to know for sure.

Anyway, you won't have any problems at 80:1 unless you are running it that way exclusively in a chainsaw for regular daily use. They really do need 50:1 since they run at almost exactly twice the RPM's as most handheld tools used for lawn care, and they generate far more friction and heat.


Regardless of all that, Stihl says their 4 mix stuff needs to be run on full synthetic. Just an FYI.
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