Opti 2-cycle Oil

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ToroLandscaper, Nov 15, 2005.

  1. ToroLandscaper

    ToroLandscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,177

    What do you guys think about OPTI 2 Cycle oil bc i was lookin and im thinkin about ordering 28 pouches of it.....i would be usin it in a stihl br600 and a shindawia 22-t weed eater.......will this void warrenty with either company.......is this good oil or should i STAY AWAY....i want my machines to have MAX performance

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,138

    Good should not kill the warranty.
  3. grassyfras

    grassyfras LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,473

    just buy the cheapest you can find.
  4. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,062

    The Opti-2 is great stuff.
    I've been using it with great sucess for years.
    Once in a while I will try something different.
    But I always end up going back to the Opti-2.

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,259

    i bought a gallon jug for $40 and lasted me all season . the stuff is great , none of my cycle equipment smokes at all .
  6. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
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    I tried Opti-2 in my LawnBoy Dura-Force this season, and believe it to be the best. Perhaps Amsoil is just as good. I used Amsoil in all my hand-held Stihl machines for the past couple of seasons - better than Stihl oil (no exhuast buildup, starts easier and runs better).

    The only place I've found Opti-2 2 cycle oil is at Jagor Equipment. I ordered it online. No dealers in this area stock the item. I chose to mix 75:1, not 100:1. When I started using Amsoil 100:1, I thought engines seem to run a bit "loose." They didn't sound solid. I know, hard to explain, but running 75:1, the engines sound better.

    Do a bit of math on the costs. The pouches are very costly, compared to the 1 gallon bottle (or even the quart bottle). By using the large bottles, one can measure out the mix desired, eg. 75:1. The pouches are intended for specific quantities of gasoline. Yes, one can vary the amount of gasoline used with the amount of oil in a pouch, but varying the amount of oil in a particular gas container is easiest.

    Now that my supply of Amsoil is nearly depleted, next season I intend to run Opti-2 in both the LB and all Stihl engines, at 75:1.

    If anybody has another source of Opti-2 online, please post. Thanks.
  7. imograss

    imograss LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 796

    I also have used Opti2 for several years now. Buy it by the gallon and get the pump. This should last most people a season or so. I also get mine from Jagor Equipment, they have pretty fast shipping and the price is alot cheaper than I can find locally.
  8. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,712

    mobil 1 racing 2 stroke is better but very hard to find . plus you run it at 50/1 not 100/1 like opti 2 . opt1 is just too expencive .
  9. lwcmattlifter

    lwcmattlifter LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Posts: 859

    Autozone carries Mobil 1 2T, 6.99 a quart.
  10. nriddle77

    nriddle77 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 269

    I bought my Opti on e-bay for slightly less the Jagor sells it for

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