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What oil is best? and what ratio?

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  1. RI Chevy

    RI Chevy DollyStihlvarna Runner ????

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    If one has a ported saw that was done up by a pro porter, I think it is important to run what the porter suggests, or at least check with him on the oil used.
    If the porter is going to back the saw, then one should at least oblige.
     
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  2. Keith Gandy

    Keith Gandy Maxima K2 32:1 87efree

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    This 028 Super was brought into the shop the otherday and the fellow said it needs alil tuneup. This is what I discovered 20180111_183234.jpg After showing him the damage from a stuck ring he said but it was running fine and just needed alil tuning. I ask him what oil do u use and he said Im not sure but I have a bottle in the back of the truck. I wasnt suprised in the least when he lifted up a Stihl silver bottle. Look in the ring lands and I had already scraped alot out after breaking the rings to get them free. Wonder how many saws r out there running that crap that folks say it works just fine and is on the brink of this situation?
     
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    porsche965 Super OPE Member

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    There is more problems with that 028 than just Stihl Ultra oil I would say.

    Notice the dirt on the Piston side deposited there. Air filter problems?
     
  4. Keith Gandy

    Keith Gandy Maxima K2 32:1 87efree

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    Dirty air filter didnt help but when this oil comes in contact with high temps this is exactly what it does. See it everyday. Good for business though
     
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    mdavlee Hillbilly grinder

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    It could be
     
  6. Keith Gandy

    Keith Gandy Maxima K2 32:1 87efree

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    I remeber putting a new piston in my 390 and after tearing it down for inspection and it was rubbing on the intake skirt. You told me u had seen them from the factory test runs that look like this and since then everyone I have torn down look the same except the 550xp and my 562xp Ive had . They were both spotless
     
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    Yeah Yeah what he said!!!!:icon_popcorn:
     
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    Keith Gandy Maxima K2 32:1 87efree

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    Im not so sure about the new Red Armor. I hadnt used it and it may be fine but looks as if they were on the cheap
     
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    Farmchuck Super OPE Member

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    Wait Wait I made a mistake. Did is da post I meaner 2 reply 2!o_O
     
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    The only thing different about the newer RA formulations is the ability to lighten your wallet.
     
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    Farmchuck Super OPE Member

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    So there is a NEW red armor & I take it no one has used it long enough to tell if it’s any good yet?
     
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    How about none of the above?
     
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    Keith Gandy Maxima K2 32:1 87efree

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    Yes ours but not theirs is what I meant:eek::D
     
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    Keith Gandy Maxima K2 32:1 87efree

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    No one has actually used the older formulations long enough to know if its a winner
     
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    what den?:icon_popcorn:
     
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    Keith Gandy Maxima K2 32:1 87efree

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    This ole oil thread been smokin the last few days! 646 pages and back to square 1!!!!:eek::D
     
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    So.... I asked for a recommendation haha. I just hate paying for stihl synthetic. My 661 is at Randy's and I was just looking for some common top runners I can look for locally and compare.
     
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    Yamalube 2R, maxima K2, and amsoil saber are 3 good ones
     
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    RI Chevy DollyStihlvarna Runner ????

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    I would run whatever oil Randy suggests.
     
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    Randy likes 2R. Its great oil.
     
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