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opti-2 oil

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by tierralawn, Dec 9, 2002.

  1. tierralawn

    tierralawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    feed back on opti -2 oil, thanks::blob4: :blob1:
  2. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    Do a search, we have several threads in some pretty good detail about Opti.

    I've been using it for a few years now and really like it. The Opti2 seems to make the 2cycle equipment run soother and without all the fumes.

    The Opti4 I've been running for a couple of years also. It save me a motor 1 time. You pay a little more for it, but I believe its worth it.
  3. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    Oh, welcome to LS also.
  4. Ray&Christine

    Ray&Christine LawnSite Member
    Posts: 181

    I was using Opti-2 for several years and found it worked great in Lawn-boys, trimmers, blowers, snow blowers ect. They seemed to run cooler and there was alot less fumes. I was using it in my newer Echo blower and found it was fouling the spark plug, it was leaving small deposits on the plug and the plug would not fire. I switched to Echo oil in my blower and never had a problem since. Opti-2 seems worked great for me in older" pre-emmision" equipment but not so well in newer equipment. It too bad because I would buy a 1 gallon jug of Opti-2 for about $40 and it would last more than 1\2 a season.

  5. lazer 46

    lazer 46 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 521

    I've been using opti 2 for 5 years in various 2 cycle equipment. Stihl, Green Machine, Red Max, Homelite, Echo,. Some call for different mix ratios. I use Opti 2 in all. Never a problem. I even put the equipment away for the winter with whatever gas is left and it starts fine in the spring. Good stuff!
  6. lrose2

    lrose2 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 165

    I'm with lazer46 on this one. The reason you can just put the equipment away is because opti2 contains a fuel stabilizer. I use in all my 2 cycle stuff.
  7. MacLawnCo

    MacLawnCo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,847

    Opti 2 can be found in all my 2 cycle stuff. I go crazy if my dealer doesnt have it in stock.
  8. Mowing Freak

    Mowing Freak LawnSite Senior Member
    from S.E. Ks
    Posts: 459

    If you can, find a Conklin dealer and try their 2 cycle mix. They are a synthetic oil like opti2. Opti2 is a good oil but Conklin is supposed to be better. I run it and their grease in all my equipment and have had no fuel related problems and blade and u-joint bearings haven't went out for 2 seasons and all my equipment is used. If you can't find Conklin or too pricey for you, your opti2 is good enough. Conklin also has a fuel stabilizer in their mix.
  9. SLS

    SLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mars
    Posts: 1,540

    Opti-2??? I will not use anything else! :)

    If it will keep cheapo Homelite string trimmers alive and well for over three years of daily abuse...you know it has to be special!

    I anticipate that my Redmax stuff will never die using Opti-2. :D
  10. I hate to rain on you guys party but amsoil all the way:D

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