What is the best 2 stroke oil?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by crazyflyboy30, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. StanWilhite

    StanWilhite LawnSite Silver Member
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    I may have to start at about 80:1 and work my way to 100:1 slowly. :) The days of mixing 16:1 are still fresh in my mind, so going from there to 100:1 (all at once) is quite a leap! :dizzy:
     
  2. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    My first chainsaw wasa Poulan that ran 16:1 mix. Then I got a Stihl that ran at 40:1, then everything since that is recommended for 50:1, so I have "evolved" over time.;)
     
  3. StanWilhite

    StanWilhite LawnSite Silver Member
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    Thanks for the info guys!
     
  4. crazyflyboy30

    crazyflyboy30 LawnSite Senior Member
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    My Dad was a very big logger 3 tractor trailer,2 john deere 540a skidders ,john deere dozer ,knuckle boom loader, lowboy, lot of chainsaws we use 16:1 mix I remember putting 1 qt. to 4 gal. gas :dizzy:
     
  5. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    There was no getting around smelling like oil smoke at the end of the day back then.:nono:


    It kept the bugs at bay though:laugh:
     
  6. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
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    You guys that want Amsoil need to get set up with a commercial account. I'm paying $7.89 a quart for Saber Professional by the case.
     
  7. StanWilhite

    StanWilhite LawnSite Silver Member
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    I basically did the same...don't know why I wrote "all at once". (brain fart).
     
  8. 44DCNF

    44DCNF LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Do you who are hesitant to trust 100:1 oil technology also use 1/3-1/2 cup of laundry soap in the washer with the newer concentrated soaps that only require an ounce per load?

    Think about it. It makes about the same amount of sense.
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  9. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    Not that I need to explain myself to you, but since you apparently don't know quite as much as you seem to think you do....

    I do it because I run the same mix in ALL my handheld tools, and chainsaws need the added lubrication to keep from burning a cylinder since they run at so much higher RPM's and produce much more heat than other handhelds. It may not hurt to run your saw every now and then on 100:1, but it isn't good for them if you run them a lot like some of us do. Just go ask a pro in one of the tree care forums what a cylinder looks like after running a saw on 100:1 for a while.
     
  10. StanWilhite

    StanWilhite LawnSite Silver Member
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    I don't know anything about laundry mix ratios....my wife does that.
     

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