smokless oils

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bushwoods1, Jun 20, 2003.

  1. bushwoods1

    bushwoods1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 101

    OK I've looked through some old threads, and nothing really touches on this.
    Does anyone use the smokeless oils, and have they worked. I tried it for a couple of weeks for two of my older trimmers, and the things seem to run, and smoke even worse now. Not only that, one of the trimmers finally quit altogether yesterday. It acted is if the carb was all gunk-ed up before it finally died. I will tear it down today and see what the deal is. I did follow the recommended measuring and mixing procedures.
    Just wondering if anyone has used these oils with any success, or is it just another gimmick out on the market.
  2. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,516

    I have never tried the smokless oils you arte referring to.
    BUT, 2 years ago, I read posts about using amsoil for two cycle equiptment.
    I have seen an improvement in power, very soon after I started using the amsoil mix. I have never had to mess with the spark arrester screen. NO SMOKING EITHER....

    At the beginning of the season, I checked plugs and they were clean, but changed them anyways. This stuff is great.

    check it out at

    here are more posts about the oil
  3. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,075

    I have not heard of smokeless oils but that doesn't mean anything. I would fix the cause of the problem rather then using something that tries to mask the problem.

  4. Tomt

    Tomt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 218

    I have been using Opti-1 for about a year and have no problems at all. No smoke, very little smell and the engines run great because the mix ratios produce more gas and less oil, gas is what produces the power not the oil. Am running in 4 Echos not and have no intention of changing. I hate the smell of, the burned oil, most small engine 2 cycle oil.:cool: LOL

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