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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:07 pm    Post subject: 2 stroke oil Reply with quote

Mad Mad just went down to service station and bought 1 litre/ quarterish gallon.....$22 Shocked Shocked Shocked
I know it will last for ages at 30/1 in the chainsaw but that price shocked me.
I could have bought a 250 ml/1 cup sized container at $9 Embarassed

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:14 pm    Post subject: Re: 2 stroke oil Reply with quote

You got a bargain Elvis, $36 worth of 2 stoke oil for just $22.

What ever happened to $8 a quart?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:48 pm    Post subject: Re: 2 stroke oil Reply with quote

well...thats one way of looking at it Very Happy Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 4:49 pm    Post subject: Re: 2 stroke oil Reply with quote

Cheapest non synthetic 2 stroke here is $25 for 5 litres.
20 lt was around $110 last time I checked.
I use around 750ml in 145 lt of diesel to aid lubricity.
The wipper snipper and chainsaw use 50 / 1 so the expensive 1 litre bottle of husqvarna 2 stroke lasts ages.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:11 pm    Post subject: Re: 2 stroke oil Reply with quote

Two Stroke oil is like all other oils...getting damned expensive these days.

The oil I use in my whipper snipper (weed whacker) cost me about $9 for a litre (2.2 Imp pints) and as Pete says, at 50:1 it will last a goodly period of time. On the other hand, the oil I use in my motorcycles is a different kettle of fish. I use Castrol R30 in one bike at around $25 - $30 a litre and Fuchs Comp 2 Pre Mix at $20 a litre (12 years ago - I bought enough to last me a while, but I have very little left now). The Castrol R30 I mix at 25:1 and I mix the Fuchs Comp 2 at 33:1, so when I get the chance to take my bikes out I use a fair bit of the oil. Haven't had the chance to take either bike out for quite some time though. burr

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:54 pm    Post subject: Re: 2 stroke oil Reply with quote

ahh well cut trailer load of wood and got it into the shed so family will be warm for a while longer. will head out and get more tomorrow, got to love the sound/smell of a Stihl ripping through a log Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:03 am    Post subject: Re: 2 stroke oil Reply with quote

I love my Stihl saws Very Happy I use the Stihl synthetic oil. I use in both saws my leaf blower and weed wacker..

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:19 pm    Post subject: Re: 2 stroke oil Reply with quote

hmmmm it gets worse, 2nd weekend of cutting the saw packed a sad Sad didnt like the oil at all when mixed 30/1 as per what supposed to do if not using "brand 2 stroke" $56 later the spark arrestor and muffler are de gunked and back going fine again....now having heated discussions with oil company as their brochure states oil is died green and what I got is not Scratch !!!! so we out of pocket close to $100 with fuel included and dipstick from Jaffaland who finally got back to me offered a 4litre pack of oil..... Mad FFS I might go through a litre a year Mad and bought genuine Stihl product when picked saw back up...I wont be using shell/orica/Z service station oil again. told "it prepacked in Singapore I think it is" Mad Mad Mad


bunch of dipsticks

rant over. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:37 pm    Post subject: Re: 2 stroke oil Reply with quote

For saws 'n wackers? Amsoil 100:1.

For 2T dirt bikes? Motul 710 2T.

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