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Oil to gas mix for auger


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I have a strikemaster, about 10 yrs old and I don't recall the mixture that I need. Can someone let me know. Thanks

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Chemist Your Welcome. smile.gif

Darnit rmh2o Thats what the manual says smile.gif
I'll budge and say a little more or a little less. LOL

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Chemist,

I use AmsOil (synthetic). That way I don't have to worry about mixing ratios. You mix it 100/1 and it works in all 2 cycle engines. It saves me a lot of hastle of mixing up different batches for different equipment. It seems to perform better than conventional oils too.

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WoodlandSavage -

I like Amsoil products a lot, especally their gear lubes. My differentials are barely warm to the touch after changing out the factory stuff.

Will Amsoil cover the cost if the 100:1 ratio causes a piston seziure? That is REALLY lean for a strikemaster motor that goes from cold to full throttle in a short span of time.

I run mine at 32:1, but 100:1 seems like a recipe for meeting Mr. Squeaky.

[This message has been edited by Gissert (edited 01-16-2004).]

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I you are worried about it get a good brand name 50 or 100 to 1 chainsaw oil and use that.(Stihl/Husky) Chainsaws typically run at 12,500 to 17,000 rpms. A chainsaw used commercially runs more in a day than an auger will in a year.
You can bet that a manufacturers oil is as good as they can make it. Just make sure to use the mix ratio that is on the container. grin.gif

[This message has been edited by kwkfsh (edited 01-16-2004).]

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Gissert,

That's what I thought too, but it works great. Synthetic oils are very different from conventional oils. The don't break down as fast and they last longer. It's the wave of the future.

You can mix them stronger; you're only adding protection. I would talk to an AmsOil rep if you're worried. They carry it at most auto stores: Napa, Red Rooster, etc.

Good Luck!

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WoodlandSavage -

I've seen the Amsoil stuff at fleet farm. I'll try some out, but I will still use a richer mixture.

I can't think of anything worse than meeting Mr. Squeaky when I want to be fishing, lol.

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Here's the link to the Tecumseh site's technical information so that you know what they recommend for mix ratios of the different grades of oil.

http://www.tecumsehpower.com/tecumseh.nsf/Files/quickfactsminiversion.pdf/$FILE/quickfactsminiversion.pdf

[This message has been edited by wastewaterguru (edited 01-16-2004).]

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Hey surface how much is a little and what the heck is a manual?Just kidding,maybe I just like to experiment to much.

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One problem with syn-oil is there is very little film left to protect your cylinder walls, bearings and crank during storage. As Kwfsh stated chainsaws see more use in one day then most augers see in year of lifetime for that matter. Where do you suspect most of auger problems arrive from? Its from being stored long periods of time that does these augers in. Without a good film of on internal parts these will rust. This is also true for your outboard motors. Would mixing gas for your auger at 50:1 hurt it during use, maybe not but what about that film of protection that would be half then the 24:1 mix.

I say experiment all you want but fog the engine through the carb and then through the cylinder when it comes time to put it away for the summer. Lets not forget about draining the carb or storing with unoxy gas with a stabilizer too.

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I have to say I was very skeptical when I first started using this stuff called opti-2 and the only reason I did is because the guy that runs the small engine shop in coon rapids where I get my parts recommended it.I have used it in my 15+ year old auger and other 2 cycle engines for the last 5 years and have not had a problem in fact they start better and way less smoke.That isnt to say that you dont have to fog them before you put them away for the season as I believe that is critical no matter wich oil you use to prevent rust and corosion and you can do a lot of damage starting up a dry engine.I dont think these oils would have been on the market this long if they were ruining engines in fact I think the only reason you dont see them more widely used is because of price.I sure dont miss having 5 different premixes in the garage.This stuff states on the package one mix for all 2 cycle engines and exceeds the highest worldwide performance standard E-GD+ and is fully compatable with oxygenated fuel and contains fuel stabilizer.I am sure most people look at it like I did going from 24-1 to 75-1 seems crazy and I was sure the first time I used it I was going to have a meltdown but after 5 years I am sold on the stuff.

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I have used my new strikemaster on 4 trips since switching to synthetic bombardier oil mixed at 75:1. You can tell the difference in power, and it runs so much cleaner and smoother, no more oil on the walls in the ice house.

I to will be using this mixture in all of my 2 cycle engines.

Ron

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