issues caused by bad 2 cycle oil ?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by redmax fan, Sep 24, 2017.

  1. redmax fan

    redmax fan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,665

    ide say weve ran redmax 2 cycle bout 15 years , and ive never really seen many here talk much about it . i see talk about amsoil and stihl which seem to be the favorites . so im wondering if this redmax oil isnt the best performing oil what problems would it end up causing to our equipment ?
  2. jc1

    jc1 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,338

    I think fuel quality has a bigger impact on equipment problems then the oil used. Blends vary by the time of year and the expected temperature. When the weather is colder or warmer then expected you get flooding and vapor lock.
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  3. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,052

    Redmax oil it's just fine. If it worked for you for 15 years it's all good.
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  4. hort101

    hort101 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from S.E. New England
    Messages: 11,891

    The newer synthetic oils smoke less and don't clog the exhaust screens
    Who knows how healthy burning the synthetic oil is

    Regular oil has worked for fifteen years for you and all oil is ok as long as it meets specs for your equipmentThumbs Up

    And some have stabilizers and cleaners in them like red armor:)

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