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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.

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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.

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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.
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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


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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.
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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.
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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.
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run the mix that the manufacture recommends like the echoes and redmaxs run 50:1
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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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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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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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