Why does Stihl not use a synthetic blend 2 stroke oil?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dcplace2004, Sep 27, 2005.

  1. dcplace2004

    dcplace2004 LawnSite Senior Member
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    They have a high performance and a low smoke, but no synthetic blends...I think I asked this already, but what do you think about running the echo synthetic low smoke in the 4-mixes? Wonder why Stihl chose not to go with synthetic blends...I am going to 93 octane also...Oh, in addition, what do you all think about running a little Seafoam in the 4-mix and 2 cycle?...If so, how much would I use?...thanks...
  2. 6'7 330

    6'7 330 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,821

    Amsoil is a superior two-cycle oil. We mix it at 80 to 1, and the sabre mix is made to run in air-cooled hand held equipment.For handheld equipment,Amsoil is like nector from the gods.
  3. dcplace2004

    dcplace2004 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Wonder why that is...
  4. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    Which oil are you talking about? The Amsoil or the Echo?

    I wrote a email to Amsoil and asked about using the Sabre in Stihl 4 Mix engines and they said to use it and if there are any lube problems they would cover it.

    In response to your inquiry, AMSOIL Saber Professional Oil is recommended for this machine. If the use of the AMSOIL product causes a problem, the AMSOIL warranty will cover repair costs. On the other hand, if the AMSOIL didn’t cause the problem, the Stihl warranty should cover any damages.

    Byron Selbrede
    AMSOIL Technical Service

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Richard Martin [mailto:RMartin631@none-ya-bizness.net]
    Sent: Saturday, September 17, 2005 11:23 AM
    To: Mail TechService
    Subject: Technical Service Contact Form

    Hi, I have a brand new Stihl 4-Mix BR600 leaf blower (www.stihlusa.com) and I need to know if it is safe to use Saber 2 cycle mix in this blower. What sort of warranty does Amsoil provide in the event that there is problem with lubrication? BTW, my Stihl dealer is also my Amsoil dealer and he didn't want to be commital on this. Thank You
  5. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    I use Seafoam mix in my 2 cycles each time. It calls for 2 oz per gallon of mix but I use 1 oz per gallon and I have had great results with it.
  6. dcplace2004

    dcplace2004 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 423

    Echo does, but Stihl does not...there has to be a reason...I just thought that synthetic is superior over dinosaur juice...how does a 4-mix or 2 cycle process the oil? Perhaps that will reveal the answer...

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