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  1. cwpinst

    cwpinst Well-Known OPE Member

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    For those who have been into saws run on each, do you have a preference as to which oil protects/lubricates the internal parts the best......assuming the same mix ( even though Saber is more viscous and designed to run leaner mixtures)? Also does one burn cleaner than the other?

    Thanks
     
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    Of those two, I strongly prefer Saber. I've had good results from it. Also, Ultra STINKS! Gives me a headache, and I'm not alone in that.
     
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    huskihl Muh fingers look really big

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    Ultra is pretty good drill bit lube
     
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    You won't find a ton of love for any stihl oil other than bar oil around here.
     
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    mdavlee Hillbilly grinder

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    Personally I’d run orange bottle over ultra.
     
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    Rob Stafari Pinnacle OPE Member

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    I'm in the ultra stinks and gives me a headache camp. I avoid it as much as possible. Unfortunately some folks I work with from time to time run it. So I get regular reminders of how horrid it smells.
     
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    Stihl working Hard Is it Friday yet

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    That’s about all it’s good for I feel nauseous and get a headache using it tried once never again
     
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    cwpinst Well-Known OPE Member

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    INTERESTING! I never knew about the disdain for Ultra. How does Saber stack up in the protection/clean burning category? What would be your top 3 oils that are readily available? I am not that concerned about cost as long as it is not exorbitant. Lastly, is there really a big difference in engine oil performance/protection or is it just a preference thing? Sorry for the newb questions....just trying to learn.
     
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    Indeed...

    It used to be the greatest thing since sliced bread on these forums. Funny how things change...
     
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    Lightning Performance Here For The Long Haul!

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    So many good oils and so much trash. Someone make him a list. I'll start.

    Good:
    Red armor
    Redmax
    Echo blended or syn
    Husky
    VP
    Klotz
    Most name brand air cooled engine oil FD rated are good @40-1

    Bad:
    Stihl orange
    Stihl Ultrabad

    Then you have no name brands
     
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    huskihl Muh fingers look really big

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    I’m gonna hang myself and say that Schaefer’s 7000 is the best and cleanest I’ve used.

    Dolmar synthetic
    Yamalube 2R
    Amsoil Saber or Dominator
    Echo Red Armor or Power Blend
    Citgo/Mystic Sea and Snow or Aircooled oil
    Klotz KL-200 Original
    Honda HP-2
     
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    Deets066 AKA Deetsey

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    Keep a good tune and sharp chain, that will go a long ways with any oil you choose.
     
  14. Ryan Browne

    Ryan Browne Pinnacle OPE Member GoldMember

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    But Kevin, it's for boats...














    I like it too.
     
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    cwpinst Well-Known OPE Member

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    Sorry...new member here and I obviously didn’t use the search feature correctly. I apologize for the trouble.
     
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    huskihl Muh fingers look really big

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    The search feature here sucks. There are good recommendations in this thread
     
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    I use lucas semi synthetic.

    Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
     
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    Like Kevin said, might as well forget about the search feature. If you want to search this forum type "site:eek:peforum.com" after your search query right into Google search. Works great.
     
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    Great a new oil thread
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