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#981745 - 09/05/07 02:34 AM Chainsaw 2 Stroke engine oil
B00SS Offline


Registered: 03/03/05
Posts: 490
Loc: Ft Worth, Republic of Texas
This feels like a dopey question. I wouldn't be asking for my car, so I don't know if I need to bother for my chainsaw, but here goes: I needed some 2 stroke engine oil for my chainsaw the other day. I went to wally-world and saw a brand for a Poulin (sp?) weed-eater. It was the correct 40:1 ratio that my Craftsman saw needs. Is this ok to use in my chainsaw?

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#981746 - 09/05/07 04:19 AM Re: Chainsaw 2 Stroke engine oil [Re: B00SS]
Rickey Offline


Registered: 11/19/04
Posts: 872
Loc: North Carolina
Both the weed whacker and saw are air cooled 2 strokes, and whats works in one should work in the other.
I don't foresee a problem.

Rickey.

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#981747 - 09/05/07 04:55 AM Re: Chainsaw 2 Stroke engine oil [Re: Rickey]
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Registered: 01/06/05
Posts: 7539
Loc: North Alabama
Yes, you bought the proper type oil.
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#981748 - 09/05/07 05:32 AM Re: Chainsaw 2 Stroke engine oil [Re: wavinwayne]
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Registered: 12/16/06
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Loc: Port Orange, Florida
You bought the correct oil. Pure motorcycle 2 stroke oils such as Belray or Yamalube will make your Chainsaw or any small 2 stroke run like ----. I dumped some Dirt bike Premix in a Lawnboy once, not good but it doesnt harm them, just loads them up. Most two stroke oils such as the gallon jugs in Walmart are fine though Two stroke engines are very forgiving.
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#981749 - 09/05/07 08:51 AM Re: Chainsaw 2 Stroke engine oil [Re: Panzerman]
tmorris1 Offline


Registered: 07/15/03
Posts: 2185
Loc: MN
Quote:

Pure motorcycle 2 stroke oils such as Belray or Yamalube will make your Chainsaw or any small 2 stroke run like ----.



I have never found this to be true. I have run Bel-Ray and now use Mobil 1 2T in everything with great results. I think the Mobil 1 2T is the best oil I have found so far.

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#981750 - 09/05/07 04:32 PM Re: Chainsaw 2 Stroke engine oil [Re: tmorris1]
Master ACiD Offline


Registered: 10/15/05
Posts: 2364
Loc: sebring, florida
yeah thats not true. i use castrol super atv oil in every 2 stroke i own and they all run great.
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#981751 - 09/05/07 05:20 PM Re: Chainsaw 2 Stroke engine oil [Re: Master ACiD]
Panzerman Offline


Registered: 12/16/06
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It was the results I had. I later read a article on that the oil made for water cooled machines didnt react as well with air cooled. I did notice on the back of some 2 stroke oil bottles where they differance between for air cooled or water cooled.
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#981752 - 09/05/07 05:54 PM Re: Chainsaw 2 Stroke engine oil [Re: Panzerman]
B00SS Offline


Registered: 03/03/05
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Loc: Ft Worth, Republic of Texas
Thanks for the replies, gentlemen. I will use this with confidence.

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#981753 - 09/05/07 07:17 PM Re: Chainsaw 2 Stroke engine oil [Re: Panzerman]
tmorris1 Offline


Registered: 07/15/03
Posts: 2185
Loc: MN
Quote:

It was the results I had. I later read a article on that the oil made for water cooled machines didnt react as well with air cooled. I did notice on the back of some 2 stroke oil bottles where they differance between for air cooled or water cooled.




I think you are thinking of the marine rated oil for outboards. This is made for engines that run at constant speeds and temps. If an oil can stand up to a 2 stroke MX bike engine, it will hold up just fine in a chain saw.

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#1903809 - 05/26/10 07:53 PM Re: Chainsaw 2 Stroke engine oil [Re: tmorris1]
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Registered: 05/16/10
Posts: 338
Loc: Maryland,
My bolens string trimmer has a carb. that cannot be tuned.To get more fuel in the engine I switched to amsoil sabre at 80:1.
Now it starts easier and has more power.I don't sell motor oil.

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