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    I have been using Red Max oil for my two cycle oil. I thought I saw a post where oils were talked about. Is there one better than the other? I have been told that Red Max is a good oil.

    Thanks!

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    I have been using Red Max oil for my two cycle oil. I thought I saw a post where oils were talked about. Is there one better than the other? I have been told that Red Max is a good oil.

    Thanks!
    the redmax is FD rated and a good oil. You will find a lot of opinions on what the best oil is but for the most part just pick a good one and stick to it and you will have fewer problems. I find if you get a procedure for mixing 2cycle oil your equipment seems to run better.
    I am the owner of www.AllOutdoorParts.com an online mower parts distributor. I am also a Briggs Master Service Technician and Expert Certified Mechanic for Kohler. If my posts helps you please like my facebook page at www.facebook.com/alloutdoorparts

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    • #3
      the redmax is FD rated and a good oil. You will find a lot of opinions on what the best oil is but for the most part just pick a good one and stick to it and you will have fewer problems. I find if you get a procedure for mixing 2cycle oil your equipment seems to run better.
      For lack of a better term... "Huh?" There's a "procedure"?

      Here's what I've been doing:

      Step 1. Remove cap from oil bottle
      Step 2. Try to peel off protective seal - curse that there isn't a "tab", try to poke thumb through seal - curse louder because it just "stretches", find pointy object to tear through, and remove seal
      Step 3. Pour oil into can of gasoline
      Step 4. Replace cap on oil bottle (optional) and discard
      Step 5. Screw cap onto gas can
      Step 6. Gently "swish" contents to mix


      Is there a better way?


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      • #4
        I tried amsoil saber and I didn't like how my equipment ran so I went back to the Echo oil and all is well. I've only tried those two.
        Boughter's Lawn Care Services Mowing and Fertilizing in New Castle, PA

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        • #5
          For lack of a better term... "Huh?" There's a "procedure"?

          Here's what I've been doing:

          Step 1. Remove cap from oil bottle
          Step 2. Try to peel off protective seal - curse that there isn't a "tab", try to poke thumb through seal - curse louder because it just "stretches", find pointy object to tear through, and remove seal
          Step 3. Pour oil into can of gasoline
          Step 4. Replace cap on oil bottle (optional) and discard
          Step 5. Screw cap onto gas can
          Step 6. Gently "swish" contents to mix


          Is there a better way?


          Yes you could find the pointy object to tear through the seal before you curse and try twice even though you know you will need the pointy object

          no just do it the same way each time, for some reason 2cycle engines run better when everything is the same each time you poor gas in them.
          I am the owner of www.AllOutdoorParts.com an online mower parts distributor. I am also a Briggs Master Service Technician and Expert Certified Mechanic for Kohler. If my posts helps you please like my facebook page at www.facebook.com/alloutdoorparts

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          • #6
            I tried amsoil saber and I didn't like how my equipment ran so I went back to the Echo oil and all is well. I've only tried those two.
            I am not a fan of amsoil 2cycle mix either, they run a little lean for my taste.
            I am the owner of www.AllOutdoorParts.com an online mower parts distributor. I am also a Briggs Master Service Technician and Expert Certified Mechanic for Kohler. If my posts helps you please like my facebook page at www.facebook.com/alloutdoorparts

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            • #7
              run the mix that the manufacture recommends like the echoes and redmaxs run 50:1

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              • #8
                Yes you could find the pointy object to tear through the seal before you curse and try twice even though you know you will need the pointy object

                no just do it the same way each time, for some reason 2cycle engines run better when everything is the same each time you poor gas in them.

                "Find pointy object first"... that is pure genius. I'm gonna write that down.


                I started out with a Stihl trimmer and I've been using the Stihl synthetic "Ultra" oil.



                A guy I know who works at a dealer suggested I stick with it based on his personal experience at the shop.
                I have an Echo handheld blower and I use the same fuel mix in it. Hope it's not picky because I'm not carrying two cans of gas around.

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                • #9
                  Thanks guys. Looks like I will continue to use the Redmax. Just wanted to know if there was something better. The Redmax has been doing good.

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                  • #10
                    I had to laugh... I just came home after stopping for gas for my trimmer.

                    "Find pointy object first" was the first thing I thought of! LOL

                    I used my key.

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                    • #11
                      "Find pointy object first"... that is pure genius. I'm gonna write that down.


                      I started out with a Stihl trimmer and I've been using the Stihl synthetic "Ultra" oil.



                      A guy I know who works at a dealer suggested I stick with it based on his personal experience at the shop.
                      I have an Echo handheld blower and I use the same fuel mix in it. Hope it's not picky because I'm not carrying two cans of gas around.
                      any good synthetic oil that is fd rated will work, I just find that the equipment runs better if you do not constantly change the oil mix. I have not scientific proof of this just observation of lots of customers and and equipment.
                      I am the owner of www.AllOutdoorParts.com an online mower parts distributor. I am also a Briggs Master Service Technician and Expert Certified Mechanic for Kohler. If my posts helps you please like my facebook page at www.facebook.com/alloutdoorparts

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                      • #12
                        I had to laugh... I just came home after stopping for gas for my trimmer.

                        "Find pointy object first" was the first thing I thought of! LOL

                        I used my key.
                        Glad I could help you with your process
                        I am the owner of www.AllOutdoorParts.com an online mower parts distributor. I am also a Briggs Master Service Technician and Expert Certified Mechanic for Kohler. If my posts helps you please like my facebook page at www.facebook.com/alloutdoorparts

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                        • #13
                          I had to laugh... I just came home after stopping for gas for my trimmer.

                          "Find pointy object first" was the first thing I thought of! LOL

                          I used my key.
                          You broken your routine!! it's going to blow up on you now...

                          BTW I use Beaoil but it's $10 bucks for a pint 16 fl.oz (it says intended for racing engines only) But I race to get the yard done!!!
                          Last edited by mblack14; 08-08-2011, 06:29 PM.

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                          • #14
                            I use Opti-2. It is smokeless and will keep the carburetor clean. I was using the echo blend but the carbs kept getting dirty and needed to be cleaned. This stuff has eliminated that.
                            http://www.lunchesruslawncare.com

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                            • #15
                              I use Opti-2. It is smokeless and will keep the carburetor clean. I was using the echo blend but the carbs kept getting dirty and needed to be cleaned. This stuff has eliminated that.
                              just be careful with shaking your gas cans as opti can separate from your gas and ruin your engines. I have seen it happen, that is why I am not a fan of the 100:1 mixes I would rather stay within what the engine was designed for.
                              I am the owner of www.AllOutdoorParts.com an online mower parts distributor. I am also a Briggs Master Service Technician and Expert Certified Mechanic for Kohler. If my posts helps you please like my facebook page at www.facebook.com/alloutdoorparts

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