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Two Cycle Oil

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Craig T, May 23, 2002.

  1. Craig T

    Craig T LawnSite Member
    Messages: 87

    What kind of 2 cycle oil are you using if you are running different brands of equipment? say a echo trimmer a stihl backpack blower etc... Anyone using a syntheic oil?
     
  2. SLS

    SLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mars
    Messages: 1,540

    Opti-2 Enviro Formula Smokless E-GD+

    1.8 oz. (50 ml.) per gallon of fuel.

    Works great! :D
     
  3. keifer

    keifer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    I use the stihl oil at 40 to 1 good stuff.
     
  4. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    Try searching 2cycle oil, or 50:1, etc. You will come up with MANY, MANY threads on this very subject.

    I personally started using AMSOIL Synthetic 100:1 (=1 Bottle/6gal) but I mix it at like 80:1 (=1 Bottle/ 5 GAL) and all has been well. Power is up, smoke is totally gone!
     
  5. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    i run echo 50-1 w 90 octane in poulan
    ryobi,echo stihl,solo,craftsman[poulan].
    to each his own ,but my 2cycle trouble stopped when i went with this combination. good mix.
     
  6. wxmn6

    wxmn6 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 163

    Opti-2

    Just like what TLS said, do some searching on it, there are many previous threads discussed about it.
     
  7. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    Amsoil 80:1. There was a thread exactly like this about 2 weeks ago.
     
  8. lawnkid

    lawnkid LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 935

    I use Echo oil, it runs on all brands of equipment
     
  9. Dennis E.

    Dennis E. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 349

    Opti-2.
    Been using it for years. Also tried the Amsoil mix. They are both good.
     
  10. Upstate Mike

    Upstate Mike LawnSite Member
    Messages: 59

    I use Penzoil synthetic that I buy at Walmart for 19.00 a gallon.I used this oil in all of boat outboard motors when I use to race boats an I never had a problem.Its really good stuff.
     

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