Amsoil ?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mowman, Jul 24, 2001.

  1. Mowman

    Mowman LawnSite Senior Member
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    Many of you are telling me to switch to Amsoil to run in my Toro 2 cycle and other hand held equipment. Question is since the Suzuki has just been rebuilt should I break it in with the Husky XP oil,then switch to the Amsoil? If so how many hours should I put on it before switching? Also do you all go the 100:1 mix or do you mix it a little richer? And do you run 87,89,or93 octane with this oil? Thanks for all your advice on this subject.
  2. Alan

    Alan Member
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    I run 89 octane, 100-1 mix and start new equipment off on Amsoil from the first tankful. I have not changed a plug in so long I forgot the last one that needed changing. No smoke, no smell and one mix for everything.
  3. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It works that good in all the 2 cycle ratios, ie 32/1, 50/1 etc.? I may have to give this a try, the thought of one can of mixed gas sounds appealing to me:D
  4. Alan

    Alan Member
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    I've got equipment that calls for three different mixes. WAY too much hassle to keep them seperate. I use the little squeeze pouches, one pouch to a gallon of gas, when the can gets down put in the contents of one pouch and add a gallon of gas. The pouches are a little more pricey, but they are handy to use and easy to keep in the truck for when they are needed.

    SCAPEASAURUSREX LawnSite Senior Member
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    I too run the Amsoil 100-1 with 89 octane in all my 2 cycle and have been for years.. I have a Redmax 2300 trimmer for 5 years now with no service.. Just air filters.. and plugs.. Yes.. There is no smoke and very little odor. I would not use anything else.. Plus I think you wind up spending less money .. I think it' s $3.50 for a bottle and it treats 8 gallons..
  6. PrimeGreen Lawn

    PrimeGreen Lawn LawnSite Member
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    One question though....

    It can't be safe to use a 100-1 mix in something when the manufacturer recommends using a 50-1 or weven 32-1 like my new RedMax bp blower, is it? Or am I missinng something here. Some input please.

  7. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    Im running 80:1 Amsoil in everything I have, Shindaiwa, Husqvarna, Echo, Stihl, Lawnboy and 1 Homelite hedge trimmer. It's actually 100:1 Amsoil but I mix 8 oz. to 5 gallons of gas. I haven't had any problems yet.
  8. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    where can i find it?:blush:
  9. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
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  10. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
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