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Engine Oil for Trimmers and Blowers

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by GreenMachine GT20, May 5, 2006.

  1. GreenMachine GT20

    GreenMachine GT20 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 14

    I just bought a brand new Homelite blower along with my Maruyama string trimmer. Does it matter if I use Maruyama oil in my Homelite blower, or Homelite oil in my Maruyama string trimmer? Also, my dealer mentioned mid-grade oil for my trimmer. Does this also work for the Homelite blower?
    They both have two-cycle engines.
  2. Chicksdme2

    Chicksdme2 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    I stand by my Lucas two-cycle oil. I've yet to see anything that can compare
  3. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    I use stihl 2-cycle mix in everything that uses it, even my echos.
    That's just because I buy it by the flat, or case.
    But I agree, a quality oil first, quality equipment wouldn't hurt.
  4. AAELI

    AAELI LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 362

    Maruyama , Stihl, Echo, Shindaiwa, Robin 2 cycle oils are all premium blends. Can't go wrong with any of them.
  5. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,613

    I go with the stihl. Cant beat being able to buy a case of premeasured bottles.
  6. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,712

    what the heck did you buy a home lite blower for? ever hear of false ecomony

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