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  1. Loanstar

    Loanstar When I grow up I want to be a "they"

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    What oil smells the best ? I tried some vp 40:1 premix and it smelled like a top fuel dragster, which i liked but dont trust it to really be 40:1 in my ported saws. I tried some generic semi sythetic oil mixed at 40:1 with e-free and it smelled like burning gear oil/dog crap.
     
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    There is a oil that is French that smells like strawberries. lol
    Used in snow sleds.
    There is nothing wrong with that VP Fuel 2 stroke oil. Use it with confidence.
     
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    Loanstar When I grow up I want to be a "they"

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    Is that the oil mix or the canned fuel you speak of? I used the canned.
     
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    I have used both. But I was referring to the VP Fuel 2 stroke oil in the bottles. I run between 36:1 and 32:1 for my mix. Burns clean.
     
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    Loanstar When I grow up I want to be a "they"

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    Thanks. Who makes the oil for maryama?
     
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    jakethesnake I Am The Snake

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    If you’re just looking for smell anything with some castor in it. Deets is a big fan of klotz benol. I have some you could run that at 50:1 and be safe in ported saws. I’m actually using some 50 50 with husqvarna low smoke. The cheap stuff
     
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    As far as the husqvarna xp oil. I’m sure it’s great stuff I use the low smoke as I had a case of it. If it’s what is cheap next time I’ll buy it again. Works great everything is lubed I dig it.

    Xp is just thier better blend.
     
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    Oh and the husky low smoke. I’m sure the xp also have stabilizers in them. That is nice as if the saw sits for months as mine do at times then usually I just pour the fuel out and dump in new. I haven’t had carb issues Just none really
     
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    I like the Klotz smell of original techniplate.
     
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    Kinda blend is goin in there?
     
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    Thanks for the reply. Ya this XP+ has stabilizers in it which is great but not much of a concern for myself. My saws rarely sit for any longer then 4 days at a time on days off. Otherwise it’s a 24 day shift, most days burning a gallon or more of fuel through them.
     
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    I’d run at least 40:1 in everything. I use 32:1 with everything as I did melt one saw down on some 40:1

    Yeah I’d use the s hit out of some husqvarna xp oil at 40:1 at least
     
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    You musta used some cheap chit to burn out a saw at 40:1, Jake. LOL
    Don't skimp on cheap oil!!!
     
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    Lucas...
     
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    That’s why I hate on Lucas. Every saw I had was dry. It’s no miracle that things changed in 5 saws just by switching oil.
     
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    Actually what happened is my rod bearing got worn way out almost detonated.

    My squish was like .18 on a 346. That extra play let the piston just tap the cylinder roof and stuck a ring My jug isn’t scoffed up.

    But a bearing failed. Piston was dry on at least two saws I checked. After I switched all’s good in the hood
     
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    Hell the husky low smoke was cheaper. It’s better that I believe. Testing proved it
     
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    I have got to get rid of that stuff. I'm going to order some oil in the next day or so. Just going to buy cheap walmart Dino oil for right now to run at 32:1 . He'll I may stay with it? Of just go back to the husky LS oil I use to buy at lowes at 32:1

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    Kevin had some similar bad results from lucas too.
    @Moparmyway
    Left saw very dry inside.
     
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    Home Depot sells Echo oils. Just mentioning in passing.
     
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