Has anyone tried Intermix 2-cycle oil

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by topsites, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    It's J.Thomas's home brew, Part No. 12825 (also 10624, 10625 for the smaller bottles).

    Noticing here a gallon of it for $20.75 makes 50 gallons of mix,
    which comes in a bit of a ways cheaper than Opti-2's 100 gallon mix at $60.

    Mostly wondering how it fares.
     
  2. GlynnC

    GlynnC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 798

    I maintain equipment for a guy who used the Intermix oil for a couple years. He's since switched over to something else. His Kawasaki trimmers had trouble with plugged exhaust ports--but they tend to plug on the other oils he uses also. He gave me a 6 pack of the oil. I've only used it to oil cylinders for winter storage.
     
  3. olde_blue

    olde_blue LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 349

    I have used it for about a two years (the smokeless intermix), burning about 6 gallons of it total, with no problems in a Stihl 4-mix trimmer and Redmax stratocharged blower. For about 2 years before that, I was using Opti-2, because the 4-mix would carbon up the plug with some cheaper oil. I've had no problem with the intermix, though.
     

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