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Re: Chainsaw oils both bar and 2cycle
« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2017, 06:11:32 PM »

Sorry , my bad. I didn't think.
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Re: Chainsaw oils both bar and 2cycle
« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2017, 06:07:27 AM »

Iíve had to repair my 460 for lack of oiling, not much to the Stihl oilers, not saying they are junk or anything, but after actually having them apart I run the Blue winter grade from Stihl when its cold and the regular Orange jug once it warms up.
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Re: Chainsaw oils both bar and 2cycle
« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2017, 06:25:01 AM »

Iíve had to repair my 460 for lack of oiling, not much to the Stihl oilers, not saying they are junk or anything, but after actually having them apart I run the Blue winter grade from Stihl when its cold and the regular Orange jug once it warms up.

That's what I use also. Summer bar oils get really thick here in sub zero temps. I use Stihl winter blue in the winter and orange in the summer.  I use Stihl premium 2 cycle oil in the gas. 200+ cord ran through my 440 now and runs as good as new and the bar is in excellent shape. It costs a bit more, but for what little of the stuff you use in a season the cost is minimum.
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Re: Chainsaw oils both bar and 2cycle
« Reply #18 on: November 19, 2017, 08:13:23 AM »

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Re: Chainsaw oils both bar and 2cycle
« Reply #19 on: November 20, 2017, 08:10:52 AM »

Always use Stihl 2 stroke oil. In talking to the local Stihl dealer, I was informed that 95% of the burned engines that come through his shop were using something other than Stihl oil. As far as bar oil, I use whatever is cheap. Never had any issues except for the Fleet Farm brand whatever it's called, that crap was like water

A dealer should know that engines don't burn down because of the brand of oil used. They burn down due to operator error.... wrong ratio, running a Castor oil blend in cold weather, bad gas etc.......
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Re: Chainsaw oils both bar and 2cycle
« Reply #20 on: November 20, 2017, 04:11:02 PM »

Please never use used engine oil for chain oil >:( It has so many impurities it will eat through the aluminum case in about 4-5 years. My Dad did this a few year ago. I always use Stihl 2 cycle and TSC bar oil, no problems in 30 years.
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Re: Chainsaw oils both bar and 2cycle
« Reply #21 on: November 21, 2017, 10:50:02 AM »

I use nothing but Tractor Supply bar oil ($6 a gallon on sale) and have done so for years.  Got tired of paying two to three times the price for Stihl oil with no noticeable difference.

I don't use 2-cycle oil.  I buy either TruFuel or VP Racing SEF 94 premix.  I get the VP Racing stuff from my dealer for $85 for a 5-gallon pail and it lasts me a full year in all of my 2-stroke equipment, summer and winter.  In the five years I've been using it, I have had zero problems and no repairs needed to gas lines, filters, carbs or anything else.  Cheap insurance, considering that a new carb and labor is $100+.
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Re: Chainsaw oils both bar and 2cycle
« Reply #22 on: November 23, 2017, 07:52:17 PM »

I bought a case of the Cenex bar oil on ebay it is really good. As far as 2 stroke I only use the full synthetic I won't run cheap stuff in my saws.
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Re: Chainsaw oils both bar and 2cycle
« Reply #23 on: December 16, 2017, 03:32:17 PM »

I was running Poulon Pro, after buying it from a coworker who operates a family small engine operation on the side.  Ran out and while wife was at the Stihl dealer getting me a replacement fuel cap (Spent more time looking for that dang cap in the leaves that the chore i did)  she got an orange bottle of bar oil.

I saw a drastic difference in the heat on my bar with the Stihl. Going back to the Poulon and will keep the orange as a back up.
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Re: Chainsaw oils both bar and 2cycle
« Reply #24 on: February 04, 2018, 10:20:02 PM »

I run Quicksilver full synthetic 2 stoke oil, I buy multiple gallons a year for my Mercury boat motor. Since I always have it on hand it's what I use. As a bonus it's a pretty decent price at your local Walmart. For bar oil I had been running echo brand and liked it a lot. However I was in a pinch and just finished my last gallon of echo so I stopped at the gas station and bought what they had something called service pro winter grade. It seems fine but I really liked the echo stuff and the kicker is it's cheaper then the gas station stuff. If I member correctly it was $8 a gallon for echo bar and chain oil all season from the Home Depot.
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Re: Chainsaw oils both bar and 2cycle
« Reply #25 on: February 08, 2018, 07:06:25 AM »

My big saw is a Husqvarna and I have a lot of trouble with the oiler stopping up on it. You think I could poor some of the eve tone and ATF mixture in there and swish it around a little and pour it out that it would be a good way of cleaning the oil tank. Or if you have other suggestions I would sure entertain them.
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Re: Chainsaw oils both bar and 2cycle
« Reply #26 on: February 08, 2018, 07:15:13 AM »

 SMALL ENGINE MECHANIC FOR 30YEARS -CLEANING OIL TANK- I USING DUMP OLD OUT AND FLUSH WITHCARB CLEANER THEN BLOW OUT WITH AIR- WHEN CHAIN GETS DULL YOU GET FINE DUST AROUND CAP - JUST TRY TO CLEANED BEFORE REMOVING CAP-ANY NAME BRAND OIL IS FINE-CHEAP STUFF WILL JUST FLY OFF- IF CAN HELF WITH ANY THING JUST ASK
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