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Husky vs. Sthil 2 stroke oil?
« on: May 13, 2016, 06:36:31 pm »
Ok- I just bought a Husky 580 backpack blower to replace an older, less powerful Sthil. I also bought a 555 XTorq saw from the same dealer last fall. while i was waiting for the mech to assemble the blower, he asked if I needed oil and I said no, I had a six pack+ of Stihl oil on the shelf.
He then harangued me about how bad that would be for the blower- gunked carb, loaded exhaust valve, burned rings, scored cylinder, on and on till it made me cry  :'(  (he never said that with the saw tho'...)

Anyway, $14 and a six of Husky oil later, I'm asking other owners what their experience is. I can believe there might be a difference what with Stihl and their funky 4 stroke BS, but is it so bad I need to keep 2 types of gas now?

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Re: Husky vs. Sthil 2 stroke oil?
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2016, 07:51:54 pm »
I'd run the husky oil over the ultra myself. I run mostly klotz oils in my saws. No need for extra oils with it since it mixes with any type of fuel.
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Re: Husky vs. Sthil 2 stroke oil?
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2016, 10:27:11 pm »
Stihl Ultra has a bigger following than the Husky oil.

Either would be fine in any of your 2 stroke air cooled machines. The mechanic was full of BS.

The right type of Klotz would be fine too.
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Re: Husky vs. Sthil 2 stroke oil?
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2016, 10:39:48 pm »
I just make sure that what I am running is 100% synthetic.   Some of the husky 2 stroke oil is a blend and not 100%.   
I know the Stihl oil is and I have run plenty of it with no issues.   Read the label on your Husky oil and see what it says.

I also run what I mix in everything I have.  Weed eaters, chain saws, leaf blowers, and those little 2 stroke Mantis tillers.    No issues.


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Re: Husky vs. Sthil 2 stroke oil?
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2016, 11:15:23 pm »
What a load of BS. ::) The Stihl oil will work just fine, he is worried about losing sales. The OEM's normally specify a richer mix  when not using their brand, performance suffers, carbon builds up, the unit smokes  and the customer is not happy. Therefore, use only our brand ka-ching ka-ching.
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Re: Husky vs. Sthil 2 stroke oil?
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2016, 06:49:12 am »
Amsoil saber at 40-50:1 will burn cleaner than the stihl as well. It's not expensive and on the shelf at several auto parts places.

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Re: Husky vs. Sthil 2 stroke oil?
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2016, 12:53:25 pm »
Amsoil saber at 40-50:1 will burn cleaner than the stihl as well. It's not expensive and on the shelf at several auto parts places.

I had a fellow here in town give me some of the Amsoil and I have run a bunch of it also.   No complaints here.   
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Re: Husky vs. Sthil 2 stroke oil?
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2016, 01:03:05 pm »
This is JMO. As long as that 6pak isnt that orange bottle stihl dino stuff.  Any other oils seem fine.
But that orange bottle stuff I have seen screens clogged in small saws and weed eaters.  Homeowners sold orange bottle stuff with their new OPE EQ.


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Re: Husky vs. Sthil 2 stroke oil?
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2016, 01:07:44 pm »
To follow up from the above pic of orange bottle dino oil. 

Mix Oil Comparison. 500+ hour static run test Seven BR 600 blowers Test results from June 2006 Machines ran at W.O.T. 24 hours around the clock.

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