Echo brand 2 stroke oil

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Big C, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. Big C

    Big C LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Is it true that not using Echo brand 2 stroke oil will void the warrenty on all new Echo equip. my dealer told me that Echo oil is formulated to color the piston on their engines a certian color, thus letting them know if you should return it for warranty work....did see anything in the warranty fine print that stated ony Echo brand oil can be used........is this real or B.S.?
     
  2. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
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    I would tend to think it's BS ... my dealer didn't say anything like that when I bought my Echo equipment 2 years ago !!
     
  3. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
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    My Echo dealer told me that also about 8 years ago.
     
  4. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
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    B.S. Echo cannot make you use their oil. As long as you are using quality oil and mixing it to their ratios, you are fine.
     
  5. Scagguy

    Scagguy LawnSite Bronze Member
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  6. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yup It's true
     
  7. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
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    also If you take the guard off....it;s void
     
  8. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    Got a reason for not using Echo oil? I checked a few months back and echo oil bought in gallon container is competitive in price with some other brands that was being discussed on lawn site. I haven't had an engine failure across many pieces of equipment over 30 years.
     
  9. IA_James

    IA_James LawnSite Silver Member
    from Iowa
    Posts: 2,592

    I run it just because the Echo dealer is the closest place to buy it. But your dealer is full of sxxx.
     
  10. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Nope its against the law for any manufacturter to force you to use there own brand oil.


    Can we all say MAGNUSON MOSS WARRANTY ACT


    Print this out and show it to your dealer because I would LOVE to hear what he has to say when you make him look like a complete idiot.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnuson-Moss_Warranty_Act
     

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