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Whats the best 2 stoke oil?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by greaseyknight, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. greaseyknight

    greaseyknight LawnSite Member
    Posts: 18

    I am running a Fs 85 and am using the universal 2 stroke oil, it really cool as you only need one can of gas for all my tools. It is the oil that is everywhere in lowes and places like that, and claims that it works from 16:1 to 50:1. So what is the best oil and is the universal stuff any good? As I don't want the kill my Stihl
  2. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 7,053

    I use Amsoil 100:1 smokeless synthetic. Never had a problem for 5+ years using it.
  3. Tagg

    Tagg LawnSite Member
    Posts: 158

    We only use Echo 2 cycle oil for all the 2 cycles. Used for over 3 years, works great. I'd stay away from noname universals.
  4. kogafortwo

    kogafortwo LawnSite Member
    Posts: 85

    Good decision: Stihl standard orange bottle mix, 89 octane gas

    Better decision: Stihl Ultra (white bottles), 93 octane gas

    I have a shed full of Stihl equipment and the few extra dollars per year on fuel and mix is well worth it to me. And it runs great in the non-Stihl stuff too. I have an ancient saw that calls for 25:1, but I run the Stihl mix at 50:1 and it's fine.

    Friends don't let friends run junk fuel.
  5. tamadrummer

    tamadrummer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,102

    I personally run Stihl Ultra with 93 octane gas from BP only. I also run 2 mix cans so thing that I can completely empty one before I have to add anything to it and I have my standby can there and fill the other can when I am at the station. I can always be sure that my mix is as close to 50:1 as is possible.
  6. Happy Frog

    Happy Frog LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,224

    I tried a few and the best oil for me is Amsoil ASE at 80:1
    Stihl oil users make me wonder... Stihl recommended their standard oil in all their equipment and after many (many) engines failure they changed their recommendation to their ultra oil. Stihl a lot of engines failure thought... :hammerhead:
  7. gear head

    gear head LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    Castrol R bean oil smells the best
  8. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    I use Amsoil at 80:1 with Shell mid grade gas. I have Stihl and Shindaiwa 2 strokes.
  9. NOOB

    NOOB LawnSite Member
    Posts: 188

    Amsoil 100:1
  10. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,804


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