Outboard 2-stroke oil in lawn equip. – page 2 – the hull truth – boating and fishing forum gas vs electric stove

I used to laugh and think folks were morons that bought the "ready fuel" in cans. I’d mix up my own blend of 2stroke (yes I used air cooled/powertool rated oil vs outboard) and I’d pour in the right amount of Stabil and ethanol. Crap STILL gunked up my Stihl chainsaw, weedeater and brushcutter. So then I thought, surely if I just quit leaving the fuel sitting around and only use brand new fuel that day/week I’m using those tools, I’ll be ok? Nope still get poor running from my lil weedeater. The chainsaw and brushcutter run fine but that lil chainsaw is fussy and in the shop right now for fuel related probs. And I ALWAYS pour the tanks remainder out, fire the motor and run it until it dies vs storing it with fuel in it. My father-in-law is retired machinist from a federal arsenal, he has a machine shop in his backyard and can build and work on anything just one of those "ol skool mechanical guys" that understands anything that moves and is metal. He told me a couple years ago that I needed to use the ready fuel stuff since todays ethanol and gas supplies are just CRAP!

I’m doing it, making the switch as soon as I pick up this lil weedeater from the shop later this week. I don’t use them much overall but when I use and need them on my farm, they MUST perform and work extra duty. So a couple more bucks per gallon or so of fuel is still well worth the shop bill and the cussing I give the lil motors when they act up!

VBA 2-STROKEIt exceeds all engine manufaturers’ motor oil specifications, where a 2-stroke oil is required. Recommended where a TC-W3 or API TC type oil is required in chainsawa, weed-wackers, water-pumps, snowmobiles, motorcycles, ATVs, outboards and PWC engines. -45°C (-50°F) pour point.

When I bought my Bannerman commercial edge trimmer (weed wiper) 30 something years ago I expressed my concerns about different ratio mixes and the service manager guy said don’t worry about those ratios if you use this stuff (Bardahl); it’s more expensive but this one oil will take care of all your equipment regardless of the ratio required….so I bought into his advice. As I’ve said, I put the stuff in every 2 stroke piece of equipment I have owned and not one of them has failed me or shown Any signs there is a mixture ratio problem. So 30 some odd years later I still go back to the guy that sold me my first 2 stroke piece of equipment….it is the Only 2 stroke oil I will use. It is the only 2 stroke oil they will sell.

When I bought my Bannerman commercial edge trimmer (weed wiper) 30 something years ago I expressed my concerns about different ratio mixes and the service manager guy said don’t worry about those ratios if you use this stuff (Bardahl); it’s more expensive but this one oil will take care of all your equipment regardless of the ratio required….so I bought into his advice. As I’ve said, I put the stuff in every 2 stroke piece of equipment I have owned and not one of them has failed me or shown Any signs there is a mixture ratio problem. So 30 some odd years later I still go back to the guy that sold me my first 2 stroke piece of equipment….it is the Only 2 stroke oil I will use. It is the only 2 stroke oil they will sell.

And yes I have the Stihl 2 stroke oil that I needed to buy to get the extra warranty, but it just sits on the shelf because I have more confidence in the Bardahl oil.I see. One mix for everything. Presumably either 50:1 or 40:1 as most eqpt today is ok w/ either – really not an appreciable difference. The days of 16:1 or 32:1 eqpt is mostly past.