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  1. RI Chevy

    RI Chevy DollyKitaStihlvarna Runner

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    Nothing wrong with Hooskie oil or Echo oil. They will get the job done for sure.
    I just hesitate to use Walmart supertech oils. Can't bring myself to try it.
     
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    I'm not scared of them. I wondered why it seemed like the Lucus mix was not as "slobbery" as the Belray or Amsoil I have used over the years. I have been more in get it done firewood mode the last 5 years since my son was born and not as much tinkering. If I had thought about it though it makes sense that it's not lube in as well now that we're talking about it and what I have seen.

    It could be argued that I can't tune either. I'm not as much on yall's level even 4 levels below yall as far as knowledge. But I can tune a saw to 4 stroke and clean up once in the cut, so I think I got that part of it down...least I hope.

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    jakethesnake I Am The Snake

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    I have used the cheap blue bottle. Everything lived. I heard raves about the synthetic gray bottle.
    Yeah but I bought the low smoke husqvarna. I’ve used some bike oils they’re cool. They work. I might be set for this winter. I really wanted to try out the dolmar oil that was so cheap but I missed out on that deal.

    When I re up I’m getting something with a stabilizer that’s about all I’m really concerned with

    I’d run Walmart oil over stihl ultra
     
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    Clemsonfor Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Husky LS has stabilizer in it. That's what you said you running right?

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    jakethesnake I Am The Snake

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    Honestly I wasn’t tinkering either. Just cutting up a tree. But the proof is in the pudding. Lost compression. In that picture you can see where the piston just touched the roof of the cylinder. Sloppy bearing. Dry dry bearing.
     
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    Yea I noticed the drag strip smell too, kinda liked it. I bought a gallon of the vp 50:1 premix the other day for saw storage. I filled my oil/fuel mix measure r cup up to the 50:1 line w/ the premix then filled it up to the 32:1 line w/ some echo red armor. Hopefully I achieved the 32:1 out come I was looking for.
     
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    jakethesnake I Am The Snake

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    Yes
     
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  8. RI Chevy

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    I do oil cocktails too. But I am going to try straight up single oil this time around.
     
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    jakethesnake I Am The Snake

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    With stabilizer those were run with this stuff It works EF4B2407-90EF-4B0B-B39B-39611CDB510A.png FEE6BF76-E914-48EA-8D90-33E14371822D.png DAA17B18-4626-4AE1-B665-ED1C6215BEC8.png
     
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    Looks good Jake.
     
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    I'm sure it will be at a minimum decent stuff.
     
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    It’s just a synthetic. No castor. The super is 20% castor. R50 smells ok but is real strong fumes
     
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    It’s just a synthetic. No castor. The super is 20% castor. R50 smells ok but is real strong fumes
     
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    I'd run HD 30wt before stihl silver bottle..
     
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    Wow, yall really don't like that stuff!

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    Nope...put in mix and let sit for 30 days and it bout disappears..
    I'm not the only one here that doesn't trust it.

    35-40 yrs ago we ran 30wt. 16-1.
    Then 2stroke oil came around.
    Special additives, run at 32-1.

    Then EPA says you 2stroke guys pollute 2much, make it 40-1 then 50-1.

    I run full syn dertbike oil @ 32-1 in efree fuel. Saws luv it, last fer evaa!
    Plus it pisses off butthurt snowflakes in my hood.
    Dey all B knowing whatz I be running,
    Smells like derttrack parfume..
     
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    When people ask why I don't run what saw maker says at 50:1 I said it wasn't that many years they said 40:1. And when they went to 50 ot was just an epa thing. The same saws were made each year with the same oils so why all of a sudden can they run at 50:1?

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

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    Which dirtbike oil do you use?
     
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    Moparmyway Its just a saw

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    Worst crap I've ever used
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    The wetness that is seen is after I squirted some mix into the exhaust port after seeing how dry everything was
     
  20. RI Chevy

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    Thanks for piping in Sir!
    We are trying to save saws, 1 mix at a time!
     
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