more oil during breakin'

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bare31, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. bare31

    bare31 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 116

    I just bought a new echo bp blower and I am curious if I should run a little bit more oil during break-in. Some boat motors call for more oil durng break-in. Also I am running Amsoil @ 100:1 in my other 2-cycle stuff. Thanks for any ideas.
  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Wow...I run 32:1 in all my stuff consistently, and I have alot of equipment that is better than 10 years old, and still running strong.
  3. 44DCNF

    44DCNF LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,829

    You'll be fine with Amsoil at 100:1. I've used that oil and ratio in lots of new equipment.
    Redmax hedge shears
    Redmax edger
    Redmax trimmer
    Redmax power broom
    Stihl tiller
    2 Stihl chain saws
    Toro Proline 21"
    Old lawnboy 21"
    Can Am Qualifier 250
    Stihl BG85 Blower
    Makita bp blower
    Redmax handheld blower
    Echo trimmer

    JKUCSMA LawnSite Member
    Male, from OHIO
    Messages: 132

    Everybody is making synthetics to make less smoke,but long term longevity has me worried,and ethanol in most gas leans it futher,I'am afraid to go leaner than 50/1.
  5. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    My oldest piece of equipment is a Stihl FC75 edger. I bought it back in 2000. It has been run on Amsoil at 80:1 about 90% of the time since then.

    To get on topic...

    I run Amsoil at 80:1 in everything from day one.
  6. bare31

    bare31 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 116

    Thanks for the info fellows.

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