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Looking for Amsoil dealer

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Wayne Offiler, Aug 14, 2001.

  1. Wayne Offiler

    Wayne Offiler LawnSite Member
    Messages: 113

    I want to use Amsoil 2-cycle oil. I live in RI. Can anyone advise of a dealer near me? Thanks!
  2. gorrell

    gorrell LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 536

    Wayne, go to their website and sign up as a dealer. It costs $20 per year. You can save some bucks if you use enough product..............Lynn
  3. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,516

    I went to the web site and did a search of dealers in area, found a couple, and bought the oil. I am very pleased with it, ONE MIX for everything!!!!!!:D
  4. whitleys

    whitleys LawnSite Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 55

    Beware using Amsoil voids your warranty on new equipment!

    I would be interested in how the machines are holding up for you long term, heavy Amsoil users. Are you mixing 100-1 or heavier?

    Thanks for your time to respond!
  5. Cleve

    Cleve LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Rockmart, GA
    Messages: 404

    WHOA!.... Where did you get that piece of information? Why would a mfg. void the warranty for using Amsoil? I don't use Amsoil, but only because of the cost and availability. I like to be able to get my supplies local. It is probably the best lubricant on the market right now. If it were a little less expensive I would put it into everything I own including my PSD truck and all my lawn equipment. Please explain the warranty fact.
    Thanks, Cleve.
  6. whitleys

    whitleys LawnSite Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 55

    When I bought a new Shindawa EB240 from a local dealer, he advised me my warranty was void if I used the Amsoil in it! Back to two mixtures. I bought his oil and started using it in my blowers, trimmers, and edger.
  7. morturf

    morturf LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 476

    I have been using a 2-cycle oil called Opti-oil. It is also a one mix. I have been using it for about 2 years now and have not had one problem. I like it because it smokes a lot less, there is no confusion on the part of employees as to which mix to use in which machine. I also like it because if you use it the company, (Opti) would double the warranty. I do not know if this is still the case but I like the oil so much that i don't want to go back. It is also less expensive than Amsoil.

    I have not had to replace one sparkplug or even put an engine in the shop since I started using the oil......that I think is amazing.
  8. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,979

    I've run Amsoil 100:1 for over 8 years without any problems. I'd like to see a company try to void the warranty because of my choice in oil. I know Shindaiwa offers to "extend" the 90 day warranty to 1 year if you buy a case of Shindaiwa oil, but I have passsed on that to use Amsoil right away.
  9. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,028

    I've been using it for 5 years in all 2-cycle at 100:1 with NO PROBLEMS.

  10. Alan

    Alan Member
    Messages: 1,185

    The dealer obviously wants you to be buying his oil, looks like his heavy handed approach worked.

    I'm on my third year with Amsoil 2-stroke and I don't think I've changed a plug since I started using it. One mix for everything and I run it right from the first tank on new stuff.

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