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How about 100:1 Amsoil! Even better!
 

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I have several Echo products and have always used the mix they call for. I'm curious why anyone would want to go against the manufacturer's recommendation. Am I missing something here? (Not trying to be a wise guy)
 

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jud149 said:
I have several Echo products and have always used the mix they call for. I'm curious why anyone would want to go against the manufacturer's recommendation. Am I missing something here? (Not trying to be a wise guy)
No your not missing a thing. It is the usual guy thing to find something better than stock. Women always trying to find the latest and greatest new decoration for the house. Men try to improve on their stock big boy toys. :D
 

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if we follow the manufactures recomendations we would need several mixes - one with redmax oil, lawnboy oil, stihl oil, ect with different ratios. so most of us run one type of mix in all our equipment. i just have been using full synthetic amsoil mix for over 20 years. we have also been told to change our vehicle engine oil every 3000 miles but in the owners manuals most recomend oil changes from 5000 to 10,000 miles. just run what your comfortable with.
 

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I have 3 echo units and a 21" lawn boy. So, I mix up a can of lawn boy oil to 2 gallons of gas (comes out to be 2.2 gallons of gas becasue the an will hold more)) and use the mix in everything!
 

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Opti-2 at 80:1 in everything. Stihl'ss, Redmax's, lawnboy, echo, everything. Doesn't matter if it recommends 32:1 or 50:1. Never had a problem and have literally 1000's of hours on numerous pieces of equipment using it. If I used anything else I would probably consider Amsol next.
 

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The oil mix debate is one that will NEVER be answered for good. I jusr run 40:1 full synthetic in all my machines, its safer cause I know what I'm running, and it wont kill em.

Just so you guys know, if you use Amsoil, DO NOT use the dominator stuff, many mechanics I talk to say its absolute crap.
 
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