Quick oil question

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by soloscaperman, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. soloscaperman

    soloscaperman LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,045

    Do you guys use Redmax oil in your redmax blowers? Voids warranty if you buy a generic oil at home chepo?
  2. JNyz

    JNyz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,086

    Just use a synthetic oil. It could be echo, husky it doesn't matter as long as it is SYNTHETIC. They will not be able to tell, but if they ask it is redmax.
  3. nosparkplugs

    nosparkplugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,445

    Under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, 15 U.S.C. SS 2301-1312 (1982), and general principles of the Federal Trade Commission Act, a manufacturer may not require the use of any brand of product (or any other article) unless the manufacturer provides the item free of charge under the terms of the warranty.

    You can use any 2-stroke oil you want, and if the dealer " tries to make" you use redmax oil, that dealer has to provide it free of charge. I would recommend Redmax's oil over a home"s improvement warehourse's brand. Any Synthetic 2-stroke lubricant, will outperform conventional 2-stroke lubricants.
  4. yungman

    yungman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Calif.
    Posts: 1,274

    Read the manuel carefully to verify. I don't think they can require you to use that. Use JASO FC or FD which is most likely sythetic blend or full synthetic oil.
  5. MONTE

    MONTE LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 793

    Using the factory oil might give you a little favor in a warranty dispute!
  6. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,370

    Excellent information, thanks !!
  7. AmsoilPower

    AmsoilPower LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 938

    Ditto that. I would love to post this in just about every thread I start. If you use Amsoil and have a possible oil related failure and the manufacturer denies the claim due to using Amsoil and not the "brand specific" oil, Amsoil kindly sends the manufacturer a little note to the dealer and manufacturer stating this act. Manufacturers may use a scare tactic, whether it be the auto, atv, motorcycle or mower industry, but would lose in a court battle every time.

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