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  1. RI Chevy

    RI Chevy DollyKitaStihlvarna Runner

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    If its free, use it! lol
     
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    Clemsonfor Super OPE Member

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    Dominator is what i used. No problem

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    Clemsonfor Super OPE Member

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    I just left HD. Biggest bottles of echo oil was those squeeze bottles of 16oz. Power blend was $9 and red armor was $13. The one gallon mix bottles are $3 and $4 respectively.
    Thats either $18 or $26/qt. Thats too much. I left without any. Ill buy Saber shipped to my house before i pay that!

    Im going back to the walmart oil till i find something longterm unless that will be my long term.

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  4. RI Chevy

    RI Chevy DollyKitaStihlvarna Runner

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    I did not realize the 2 stroke oil was that much there.
     
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    ranchdadmike Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Do you have Marvin’s home improvement stores near you? I know they’re a southern thing, but I buy RA one gallon mix (2.6oz) bottles there for $1.88 and have for quite awhile.
     
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    I bought the echo red armor online, ebay I believe. I aint driving all over lookin for oil when it's just a few clicks away and at your door 2-5 days later.
     
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    I normally dont either. But i made a stop by there in my work truck. All other oil i have used in the last 5 years or so i ordered online. I didnt see anything i thought was the right price for oil.

    But i keep thinking i will just buy the gallon of powerblend off ebay for like $45 shipped. Thats just a lot of oil for me. Several years worth. I havent been useing as much gas the last few years as i have been coordinating wood getting when my loggers are in hardwood. It saves some fuel since they cut it down and bucknit into trailer lengths for me.

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    Thats a steal! But i have never heard of that store.

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    I here ya man, I don't use my saws at work so I don't need a gallon of oil either. I bought a 6 pack of 8 ouncers I think they are. That way I don't have a open bottle of oil for very long. I only mix a gallon at a time for personal use. We cut a massive willow oak today and had half the tree dropped off at my place. Time to mix up a fresh gallon, gonna try to get some airplane fuel tomorrow. Word on the street says it's supposed to be e-free and 94 octane.
     
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    jakethesnake I Am The Snake

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    What are you running now?

    Yes Lucas is that bad.

    Honestly I don’t need any now I usually buy a couple quarts and I’m good. I’ve got about a quart of that husky stuff which I dig and part of a quart maybe less than half of the klotz benol
     
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    No chit! Works fer me..
     
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    Actual aviation fuel is usually 100 octane.
     
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    Yep 100LL

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    I can get 87 E free and 90 (i think is what they call the premium now) e free. I usually just run 87.

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    Thats what I always thought or even higher, I'll go to the airport tomorrow and see whats up. I'll post my findings
     
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    And it has Lead in it too (hence the LL, which stands for Low Lead) It is E free. FAA regs don't allow ethonol in aviation fuel.

    I personally wouldn't be running any leaded fuel in my OPE where I am standing around in clouds of exhaust for any period of time.

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    Wow I just found out a local backwoods dirt bike shop sells 91/95/110 e-free out of 55 gallon drums. Supposedly its 7 dollars a gallon for the 91 unleaded and a 2 gallon minimum. It's about 10 mins from my place. Bike shop has been there my whole life w/ racing fuel signs out front. Just never crossed my mind that he's got e-free lower octane stuff since he's got a cam 2 sign. Good deal and helps support local small town business. Much better then 20 bucks for vp premix or 6 dollar trufuel cans. I've always used e free just for storage, finally get to use it full time.
     
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    Where do you live!! That's terrible! I can buy 90 or 91 e free all over the place down here for like $2.70 a gallon right now. I can buy the VP racing fuel at a pump that's like 94 octane for a similar price your describing.

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    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    I had someone message me on a sale add i had posted locally once say Stihl recommends 50:1 and that I was doing harm to the saw with 40:1. I asked them if they ever work on saws and explained the reason.

    Never heard back from them
     
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