Stop Buying Echo 2 Cycle Oil

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mini14, Oct 30, 2005.

  1. mini14

    mini14 LawnSite Member
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  2. grassmanvt

    grassmanvt LawnSite Senior Member
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    I guess I'll spend the extra dollar or so per six pack of oil and support my dealer. Especially since I only go through three or so packs a year.
  3. Lawn Masters

    Lawn Masters LawnSite Senior Member
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    Dude, this is not something people dont already know. I knew this for a LONG time.
  4. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    Not a problem, I never bought it anyway.
  5. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    I always use Stens
  6. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
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    I use walmart supertech, good stuff:)
  7. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
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    walmart supertech is NOT good stuff . its the worst 2 cyc oil there is. your equiptment will suffer for it. its made by warren oil co. this is the same oil co that makes oil for sale at the supermarket for 99 cents a quart. just cause citgo makes oil for echo dosnt mean its the same formula as citgo 2cyc oil.citgo aslo make quicksilver for mercury outboard . does this mean quicksilver is the same as citgo outboard oil ? no
  8. Bunton Guy

    Bunton Guy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I had used to use Havoline 2-cycle oil from pep boys...I got it for $2.10 per quart. Bought it by the case and used to mix it in 55 gallon batches which lasted just over a month. Used it for atleast 4-5 years and NEVER had any motor problems. Just because its cheap oil doesent mean its bad! Right now I use Lucas semi-synthetic I purchase it by the gallon ($14.00) and have used this all season long since march.
  9. steve45

    steve45 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I've been using SuperTech for years in my boat and my JetSki. No problems. I use the Yamaha synthetic oil in my 2-stroke lawn equipment in an attempt to reduce smoking & carbon buildup. Again, no problem.

    I've worked in the oil & gas industry since 1975. You'd be surprised who makes what, but I really didn't know who made SuperTech. I really thought it was Pennzoil (which, by the way, is made by Exxon). Warren is, for practical purposes, Chevron.

    There are only a few companies that actually refine and package these oils. They normally do it under a private label.
  10. jimmyq

    jimmyq LawnSite Member
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    for the 25 bucks a year I might save, I will not shop wallyworld or knock offs, my name brand oil works fine and I can afford it so why not?

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