opti-2 2 stroke oil

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by exmarkking, May 15, 2013.

  1. exmarkking

    exmarkking LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Anyone use it?
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  2. rreyn1812

    rreyn1812 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have used it in the past for about a year. No problems, but I don't like the little plastic pouches that it came in, so I finally settled on Stihl HP Ultra synthetic.
     
  3. exmarkking

    exmarkking LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I bought a gallon jug of it
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  4. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
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    Those plastic pouch's are the worst thing's to come along in a while. I don't care how inexpensive those thing's are, i'm not going to use them.
     
  5. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Silver Member
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    Have used Opti-2 for years with no problems. Do run the mix just a bit leaner that recommended though. Use the plastic pouches which can be a bit messy but otherwise ok.
     
  6. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
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    I buy it by the gallon and use the pump. I give it an extra pump or 2 when mixing 2.5 gallons with ethanol free gas.

    I use it in TCW 3 snow blowers as well as air-cooled handhelds....since it is rated for both.
     
  7. JCResources

    JCResources LawnSite Member
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    Just tried it, definitely less smoky than stihl oil. we are going to switch to opti
     
  8. exmarkking

    exmarkking LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Why do you say to run it a little leaner than they recommend?
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  9. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Silver Member
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    Have had some problems with fouling the exhaust ports on trimmers. Dealer said this product is very forgiving. Am putting about 2.7 gallons of gas to one pouch now and have had no further problems.
     
  10. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
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    The pouches I think are nice. It helps fix stupid mistakes also. If you give them a 2.5gal can and a 2.5gal pouch they should be able to mix it right.
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