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  1. edritchey

    edritchey Well-Known OPE Member

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    I sent my new saw to Randy to be ported and was wondering how many tanks of mix I can expect it to take for the saw to break in after I get it back? I'll be using Stihl full synthetic. Thanks for any info in advance. :D

    This will be my 1st. ported saw I can't wait to make some chips fly. :)
     
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    cuinrearview sierra roja amante

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    Congrats on the new ride. I usually consider a saw broken in after 10 tanks. YMMV.
     
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    8-10 tanks you'll feel when it breaks in.
     
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    edritchey Well-Known OPE Member

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    I bought it as a retirement gift to myself and my friend Ty talked me into having it ported by Mastermind Work Saws. I got to talk to Randy and sent my new baby off soon after now I'm like a little kid waiting for Christmas LOL. I thought it might take 10~20 tanks to break in fully since I'm going to run full synthetic Stihl oil in the mix. I might even spend the extra bucks to break it in using Stihl's premix for the 1st 20 tanks.
     
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    cuinrearview sierra roja amante

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    No need to waste $$ on the snake oil.
     
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    Congratulations on your retirement I’m sure you are going to like that saw.

    A lot of people noticed high levels of carbon with stihl ultra.
    Lots of other good options. Even the dino or semi synthetic seem to perform better.
    Echo red armor is a great option and sold at Home Depot.
     
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    David Young Safety First !!!!!! Staff Member

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    Also welcome to the site lots of great info here.
     
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    Lightning Performance Here For The Long Haul!

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    What David said ^

    VP is good if you want some of the best synthetic available. Many more brands to match or better it. Stihl Ultra wouldn't make my top twenty... nasty gummy headache oil, ymmv.
     
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    That is good to know I'll check into the other options mentioned above thanks for the info.
     
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    I have pics somewhere of the rebuilds I've
    Done on saws using stihl ultra
    Stuck rings and heavy carbon deposits
    Was common.
    Virtually any other premium oil has been good
    Personally i like the red armor
    I've run it 8 year's now no deposits on my heavily used saws
    No headaches like the stihl or husky gives me.l
    The premix is way overpriced imho
     
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    edritchey Well-Known OPE Member

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    Ok I'll check out the Echo Red Armor
     
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    I run Yamalube 2r in all my MMWS saws.
     
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    20170204_174250.jpg choose what you like
    Here's a piston after 6 year's of red armor
    And i cut a lot with it.
     
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    I also run Red Armor. Good oil IMO.
     
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    If you run the Stihl ultra run it at 50 to 1 or you will have carbon problems
     
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    I'm about as big a Stihl "fan boy" as there is and I wont run "Ultra"
    Straight up nose burn
     
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    No I just sent it in to get ported a few weeks ago and Randy said there was a few months backlog so it will be awhile until I get it back to play with. I'm just asking some questions on breakin time for my own info. Looks like I'm probably going to go with the Echo synthetic instead of the Stihl product from what everyone saying. :)
     
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    It makes pistons smile
     
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