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Offline davbell22602

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Re: Chainsaw Gas/Fuel
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2012, 10:52:32 am »
Well I know new equipment such as chainsaws, weedeaters, etc. If the fuel mix ratio doesnt match the OEM ratio then it voids the warranty of it.

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Re: Chainsaw Gas/Fuel
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2012, 12:03:00 pm »
My new husqvarna blower said 50:1 but it has had a flavor of 32:1 since new.

 I dont care what the OEM or EPA says on running their 50:1.


Is it just me, or do others think that of late it`s become a peeing contest as to who can use the LEAST amount of oil in the premix, in my fairly long motorcycle road racing[ 30+years] career a good part of that time with 2 strokes, the 3 different tuners of my bikes all said the same thing. More oil[within reason]= more power, to quote a point my RS125 Honda at 40-1 produced 44BHP at the rear wheel @ 12800rpm  At 30-1 it worked out @45.6BHP@ 13200rpm this was using Castrol A747 syn oil. Now I know we are talking different type engines [but they have the same basic operating system, requiring oil/fuel mix for lubrication] so in my opinion this holds good in all types of 2 stroke motors, surely saving a few pence/cents on less oil in each fuel mix is not worth losing the piece of mind + maybe the additional cost of piston & cylinder & possibly worse by going less on the lubrication I have chainsaws dating from 1967 /2006 & never run less than 32-1[ Stands back & awaits incoming]   ::)

JMO I think it is the same way with chainsaw motors. When I was racing them I was using 24:1
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Re: Chainsaw Gas/Fuel
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2012, 09:34:57 am »
Well I know new equipment such as chainsaws, weedeaters, etc. If the fuel mix ratio doesnt match the OEM ratio then it voids the warranty of it.
I`m some what con fused by this statement , should a small motor require warranty work & you return to point of purchase,  does the dealer , or does he/she have to send a sample of pre mix off to the manufacturer to get the oil content checked. I only ask as my local dealer [Husky & Oleo Mac] checks to see if there is oil in it, not how much, I know the only warranty he voids is if it`s straight gassed

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Re: Chainsaw Gas/Fuel
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2012, 09:44:38 am »
I do my own stuff and don't want a dealer messing with it or trying to find fault or second guess with what I do.

If I were going to take a chainsaw to a dealer, I'd drain all the gas out of it!

I run 32:1 in everything.
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