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Just buy Walmart 2cycle oil and stop the nonsense.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by HenryB, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. HenryB

    HenryB LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yeah I'm a bit bored but these two cycle oil threads are getting old. There is no Super Synthetic oil to blow you to the moon. I switched to Walmart 2 cyle over a year ago no problems at all. In 4mixes redmax and Shindy. My buddy's been using Walmart in his 2 cycles for ten years. He's the best small engine mechanic I know. I've used Opti 2, Amsoil, Stihl Ultra etc. Just trying to save you guys from wasting your money.
     
  2. TNT Lawncare

    TNT Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 263

    But then I would have to go to Wal-Mart. Too many old people and dumbasses there.
     
  3. HenryB

    HenryB LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,844

    I agree the place gives me a headache.I actually think any two cycle oil will do. Mixed right. I do find it odd my 4mixes run best on Walmart. Go figure.:confused:
     
  4. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,524

    How much is the Wal-Mart oil?

    I bought two cases (48 bottles each) of Shindaiwa Oil for just under $1.00/bottle. This is the 2.5 gal. mix.
     
  5. HenryB

    HenryB LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I think it'd $10 a gallon.:waving:
     
  6. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Messages: 2,572

    I too have been using Walmart 2 Cycle oil for years with no problems......
     
  7. mowing grass 1111

    mowing grass 1111 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 433

    like that has ever stopped you before:laugh:
     
  8. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,734

    I just had a marine mechanic (an older guy who really knows his stuff) tell me to NEVER buy Wal-Mart 2-cycle or marine lubricants. Oh well, we all have our opinions.
     
  9. TNT Lawncare

    TNT Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 263

    You know your right. I hate going there. For some reason or another even though I hate going there, I usually have to for one reason or another. I know I wouldn't just go there for oil though. Maybe if I think of it while I am there but no special trips. LOL.
     
  10. tamadrummer

    tamadrummer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Was there any actual reason given for this advice? Some kind of traceable trend in catastrophic engine failures due to poor lubricity from Wal-Mart 2-cycle oil?

    I don't use it and won't but if faced with the decision of using it or going without, I wouldn't hesitate. I have no reason for not using it other than I have a case of John Deere 2 cycle to get me through until spring and then I will be buying a couple of cases of Stihl Ultra at the big spring sale.
     

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