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Question about Amsoil Saber Mix

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Florida Gardener, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. I used it for the first time this past Friday in my Redmax trimmer/edger at 50:1. I noticed a smell coming from the trimmer though. It was running stronger than when i used the redmax mix and no smoke, but i was getting this smell??anyone ever experience this??? i didnt get any smell from the edger though??? TIA
  2. leafitalawn

    leafitalawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 108

    there is a slight smell.. mostly because you were running it too rich. Run it anywhere from 80-100:1. We've been running it 80:1 for 3 years without replacing ANY of our 2 stroke equipment...
  3. i dont understand though...redmax tells you to run at 50:1 and when i did, there were NO problems, why would running it at 80:1 be better?
  4. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,719

    It depends on what oil your running, most factory oils are designed to be mixed at 50/1. Amsoil and Opti are designed to be run at 100/1. I run the Amsoil at 80/1 since it is easier to mix. Oh BTW, the Amsoil does have a smell to it.
  5. thanks for the help guys...ill try it at 80:1 the next go around......
  6. Lehighlawnpros

    Lehighlawnpros LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    I agree, we're having good results in our Kawasaki 2-cycles
    at 75 or 80:1

  7. CFB

    CFB LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 515

    I run it at 80:1 as well mainly because I run 4mixes. I haven't noticed the smell.
  8. 4.3mudder

    4.3mudder LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,227

    I run 100:1 in mine. All my 2 cycle and that include one Toro 21 inch. I can smell an exhuast difference in my stuff too, everything. I have Stihl equipment I use it in.
  9. WH401

    WH401 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 572

    I run it at 80:1 as well. I have put about 7 gal. so far through a BR600 since new and it never misses a beat. Saber is great, I won't go to another 2 stroke oil.
  10. Amsoil Saber says 100:1 right on the bottle and that's the ratio they intend for you to use regardless of what your equipment's manual states. Amsoil guarantees it and apparently it's designed to run at that ratio. So if they designed it to work at 100:1 and you run it at 50:1 then it's likely to smoke and put off more of a smell when mixed at 50:1. At 80:1 or higher it doesn't have much if any smoke and the smell is almost pleasant compared to other 2 stroke oils.

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