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If you DO own some 2 cycle engine that requires oil to be mixed with Gas...
You Should be using THIS oil. Or a similar oil.
I got to look at the inside guts of my Stihl Chainsaw engine and it looked bad. Terminal. I have been using cheapass oil from Dollar Store or similar.
Stihl doubles the warranty if you buy a 6 pack of this oil with a new Stihl product and I now know why.
This oil does not even produce the telltale cloud of Smoke when the saw is running.

 

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I can attest. My best friend's dad ran a Stihl dealership for 40 years. The kind of shop where the other Stihl shops sent problem stuff to be fixed when they couldn't. We ran nothing but that in any of our weedeaters/saws/boat motors, anything 2 stroke and NEVER had a problem...until I started running cheap crap in my POS weedeater (Poulan I think?) because it mixes at 40:1 not 50:1. It blew up and was only a few years old! Now I'm running the good stuff in it. I have to measure the amount correcly, but it even seems to run better on the good stuff.

I run Pennzoil XLF in my boat now, but it too has a very high reputation and is very highly rated in the 2 cycle boat motor world.
 

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Several years ago

My wife and I had a lawn moving business. We used the Stihl oil in all our weed trimmers. Even the Echo brand trimmers. I now have Stihl saws and trimmers and use only the Sthil oil. h
It was an Echo dealer who told us that we should run the Stihl even in the Echo machines, because it was much better.
 

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Yes sir! I bought a Husky saw about 15 years ago and have used nothing but the oil they recommended.... about the same as you pictured JR. It still starts within the first 3 pulls and runs fine. It's good stuff.

I bought a Stihl weed whacker a couple years ago and took advantage of the extra warranty by buying a 6pack or two of their oil mix. It's a weed eating machine. Whew. WD
 

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Hmmmm

Can't find the tank on my 40 volt Ryobi weedeater. The snowblower and lawnmower are both 4 strokes and the engine manufacturers recommend running Stabil or a similar product all the time. No more 2 strokes around here.
 

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Our church has 7 acres that we keep mowed and clean. Makes for a difficult situation concerning which equipment to use. We had all kinds of string trimmers and blowers and they all lived in the shop waiting to be fixed. One of the more prominent members came up with the idea of him buying all Stihl equipment. He bought 2 string trimmers and one blower. Worked great the first year. Then the typical 2 stroke ills raised its ugly head. The Stihl wasn't any better than the cheap crap. I finally fixed the problem. I bought a small trailer for the riding mower. I put a Honda 4 stroke generator in it that idles when no electricity is being used. I bought all new electric tools:2 string trimmers, one blower, and a chainsaw. Problems are over and have been for the last 4 years. Some of the church groups use the generator for lighting for outside projects and services. It has worked great for other projects where an extension cord just wasn't going to do. I seriously doubt you could give me another 2 cycle anything.
 

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Just to add to premium oil, you should also run non ethanol gas. Non oxygenated gas. Ethanol attracts water and can go bad within months. Gums the crap out out of two strokes.
 

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AMSOIL here

...for the last 32 years, including Hugo which gave me a big leg up on getting out of the affordable crackerbox house we were in. I cut out many a house and yard for profit. Fran and Andrew too. Like they say - no smoke. The big Chas, SC shop used it also.
 

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I've got a Stihl backpack blower and got the extended warranty with purchase of their oil, but have been using another decent brand name oil with no problems so far nor in my Echo brand weedeater. I do use 100% gas in both of those along with some stabil for peace of mind.
 

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Trapper, the more people that use a device the more likely that it will break. No one will take the responsibility to maintain it. A lot of damage is done by not draining the gas when it is stored.
 

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I have a Stihl chainsaw that I got 26 years ago, I have run hell out of it and it still starts and runs just like I want. I have never used anything but the Stihl oil in it. Might be something to following the instructions.
 

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Stihl family here- chainsaws and weedwhacker. Ethanol- free 89 or 90 octane with Stihl oil(not their premium synthetic though) and Stabil..start fast and run strong. Ethanol-free and Stabil for outboard, mowers and pressure washer.

Live in West Central FL so no off-season for us on power equipment however many local boaters suffer from "lemonade" gas with ethanol gas when allowed to sit very long.

We are subtropical with the tropical zone South of our home 30 miles or so.

On a bright note have not owned an ice scraper, snow shovel or snow blower for over 24 years.

Best.
 

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Trapper, the more people that use a device the more likely that it will break. No one will take the responsibility to maintain it. A lot of damage is done by not draining the gas when it is stored.
I use no alcohol gas and Stabil/plus Lucas injector cleaner year round. There is no use to drain any motor. Seals/seats in a carb tend to dry out and self-destruct after a period of time. I also use all Stihl products.
My latest is a battery string trimmer. My gas trimmer hasn't been used since this purchase. Love the lighter weight, makes it easier to handle than the gas unit. LDS
 

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Larry, I am thinking of going electric when this one dies. (and it will ). The prices are coming down and the power is up. I don't have the 50 acre hillside anymore. Miss the property, not the work. I negotiated lifetime visitation (hunting ) rights at the sale. it is a lifelong friend so that was kind of a joke at the closing.
 

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I'm not as choosy about oil as I should be BUT --- I always use 91 octane Ethanol - free fuel in all of my small engines and my '77 Chev farm pickup.
 

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Can't find non-ethanol to save my soul here. Too much government support for the syn-fuel and ethanol programs here in Indiana.
 

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When my last 2-cycle unit gave up the ghost I purchased the cheapest battery powered weed eater that I could find at the time.....a single string 40v Black+Decker.....The B&D has been such a dream to use that I don't think that I'll ever go back to a gas powered trimmer! Once I found this trimmer line ( https://www.amazon.com/Arnold-CORP-065-TRIMMER-REFILLS/dp/B00F8K63EO/ref=zg_bs_492202011_7?_encoding=UTF8&refRID=E5MFY528YD96ZE5V3Z5M ) there was nothing on my property that it couldn't handle.....granted I probably don't have as much work as many of you have but for my needs, about 3/4 of an acre with quite a bit to trim, the battery powered unit has proven to be an excellent choice!
 

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Been a big believer in synthetic oils for a long time. All I use in everything I own big or small. Heck I even use Mobil 1 on AR15s! :D
 

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Larry, I am thinking of going electric when this one dies. (and it will ). The prices are coming down and the power is up. I don't have the 50 acre hillside anymore. Miss the property, not the work. I negotiated lifetime visitation (hunting ) rights at the sale. it is a lifelong friend so that was kind of a joke at the closing.
TD the Stihl electric that I have probably weighs less than 1/2 of the gas unit
and much easier on my back. It will run full speed for 25min, then die instantly.
Its plenty of time to get my trimming done. Recharge time back to full is only about 15min. What's not to like. LDS
 
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