Post by HomeliteMan on Dec 11, 2018 17:36:07 GMT -5
I have been wondering lately about fuel ratios because my C-52 calls for a 16:1 mix, and I was wandering if anyone knows if it really needs it, since 2 stroke oil has came along ways since the saw was made. I normally use 93 octane gas with Echo red armor 2 stroke oil.
This has been discussed a lot over the years. I think most will agree around 40 to 1 is plenty good on anything now days. Just make sure the carburetor is not running lean, that is probably more important for cooling. Dan
Post by tjthechainsawmech on Dec 16, 2018 11:18:33 GMT -5
I've ran stihl ultra mix at 50:1 for 7 years without one issue ever. I can 2nd Leon using 80:1 amsoil as I have been witness to it. Really it boils down to what YOU want. If it puts out some smoke you know it's oiled.
I never can resist posting my preferred mix on threads like these... Amsoil Saber @ 80:1 for almost 10 years now!
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