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just tried amsoil

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by vipermanz, Apr 24, 2003.

  1. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,773

    i just switched all my 2-cycle equipment to amsoil 100-1 mix and i am impressed with the results, i must say that everyone here that gave it rave reviews before was absolutely right, It's Good Stuff!!!!!!! I am trying the 4-cycle oil too, i'll have to let it quit raining before i know how good it is:D

    Thanks to all who recommend this product, Now i can too!!!!:) :)
  2. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,622

    Can you tell us what differences you notice??
  3. General Grounds

    General Grounds LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    :blob3: ken, i use the 2 cycle w/ premium unleaded and the machine seems to run longer, (time in between fill -ups), and seems to be stronger. ive yet to have engine failure since using and almost no carbon build up. tony
  4. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,154

    Mine too, seemed to have more power
  5. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,516

    I have been using the 2 cycle amsoil for about a year and a half.
    The plugs have never fouled, the equipment seems like it has more power. Love it, one mix for all 2 cycle equipment!!! I had a hand held blower, and a home cheepo hedge trimmer and they would not run at all, well I cleaned the plugs and stuff and put amsoil in them, guess what they still run today and better. I have given them to my son, with amsoil mix gas. he is hard on small engines so we will see how long they last.

    I haven't tried the premium fuel, but I will give it a try.
  6. BrianWilson

    BrianWilson LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    I'm sorry but I don't think it is a good idea to use an oil in any engine that has the word "SOIL" in it's name......

    But that's just me :):):
  7. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,773

    Its a synthetic product so there's no "Soil" in it, ;)

    I have noticed hardly any or very little smoke come out of my 2 cycles, i found also they seemed to be a little smoother too.
  8. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    I'm impressed so far as well. This will be my 3rd season on Amsoil 2 cycle mix. I haven't decarboned any mufflers since! I replaced plugs in the small stuff this Spring and was impressed at how clean they all were. I will probably pull the mufflers this coming month when things start to slow down and see how they are. But I was doing a DE-carbon job at least twice a season if not more when I ran ECHO 50:1!!!

    I also like their HEAVY DUTY synthetic grease. Nice and heavy, real thick and it STAYS PUT! Doesn't rinse off with a hose either!

    I'm not a full believer in their motor oils so far....Something about their lack of API ratings that scares me. :eek:

    I also don't like the AMWAY like pyramid marketing scheme. I wish I could just go out to Wal-Mart and buy it!!!
  9. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,154

    I also don't like the AMWAY like pyramid marketing scheme. I wish I could just go out to Wal-Mart and buy it!!!

    I can buy it from amsoil, but my local polaris dealer sells it so I usually get it there.
  10. Arnold

    Arnold LawnSite Member
    from Wyoming
    Messages: 194

    Let me get this right your using a 100:1 ratio in your 2 cycle equipment all of mine use anywhere from 25:1 - 50:1 ratios with my golf carts using 100:1 ratio. If this is the case I can see why they don't smoke or carbon up theres almost no oil in the fuel mixture. I might have this all wrong if so just ignore this post.

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