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Old 07-30-2009, 07:55 AM   post #1 of 33
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Default Homelite super 2 gas mix?

I recently "acquired" a home lite super 2 from a friends friend that passed away. I tuned it up and it runs good. But I cant find the gas mix anywhere for this saw. I've been using 40:1. Is this the right mix?
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Old 07-30-2009, 10:11 AM   post #2 of 33
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Default Re: Homelite super 2 gas mix?

The Super 2 I have calls for 32:1,but I have been running it on 40:1 with no bad side effects.
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Thanks A lot I was just worried that I might blow it up or something.
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Old 07-30-2009, 03:45 PM   post #4 of 33
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Default Re: Homelite super 2 gas mix?

Todays higher quality oils will carry and support proper lubrication @ 40:1, but the saw was designed for 32:1 mix. You won't kill it on 40:1.
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Default Re: Homelite super 2 gas mix?

I have an old Super 2 and a Super E-Z and I've been using Opti-2 in them for about a year now with no problems. In fact, I use this for all my two-stroke equipment with no problems. Here is the site if you want more info. What I like about it is one mix is good for all ratios.
http://www.opti2-4.com/html/opti-2.html
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Default Re: Homelite super 2 gas mix?

I have a Super 2 also. I believe that the manual states something like 32:1 with Homelite "Premium" or 16:1 with anything else.
In mine, all I have used is Mobil 1 2T or Amsoil Saber mixed at 50:1. Mine hasn't had any issues running on this mix. As a matter of fact, I have a Homelite trimmer that recommends 32:1 also, and it is about 17 years old now and I have run it for years at 50:1 with synthetic. So, as the others have said, with any quality oil 40 or 50:1 should be fine for you.
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Default Re: Homelite super 2 gas mix?

Thanks For the advice guys. I was just worried I would mess it up. Thanks for reassuring me!
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By the way any idea what year this saw is? I can't find too much info on it.
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First generation was built from '76 to 82
second generation was born in '91.
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How do you tell which generation it is from?
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Since yours is still running it is almost certainly a first generation!!

In all seriousness, the original 2 is my favorite saw of all time. My dad bought his new around 1980 and used it until 2004 when the part of the housing that holds the front handle broke off. The saw still ran, but was sans front handle. I don't know how many gigantic trees fell to that little bugger. Dad was never really careful about what fuel/oil mix he used in it, he usually just bought a little one gallon mix bottle and added that to the gas can. At any given time it could have been running from 12:1 to 50:1.

People go on and on about Stihl and Husky, but there was a time when Homelite ran with the best of 'em. I would love to see Homelite start making good products again. Not holding my breath, tho'.
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Since yours is still running it is almost certainly a first generation!!

In all seriousness, the original 2 is my favorite saw of all time. My dad bought his new around 1980 and used it until 2004 when the part of the housing that holds the front handle broke off. The saw still ran, but was sans front handle. I don't know how many gigantic trees fell to that little bugger. Dad was never really careful about what fuel/oil mix he used in it, he usually just bought a little one gallon mix bottle and added that to the gas can. At any given time it could have been running from 12:1 to 50:1.

People go on and on about Stihl and Husky, but there was a time when Homelite ran with the best of 'em. I would love to see Homelite start making good products again. Not holding my breath, tho'.

So would I, They did make some good products.
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It would be nice.
Who did that song, I'm turning japenese, I'm turning japenese, I really think so. It was in the '80s also.

I'm startin' too think this also!
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American saws started to go downhill in the 80's when they discovered they could make more money by designing out the quality and adding cheapness so they could sell machines en masse at department stores. One by one the American saws have fallen. McCulloch is now only a name applied to rebranded Poulans and some imported saws, Poulan itself is an ugly stepchild of Husky, and Homelite is only making a small product line for a single retailer.
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How do you tell which generation it is from?
One major difference:
The older generation Super 2 saws have a magnesium case. The newer ones are plastic.

Mine is a UT-10521A. Several years ago when I got it, a Homelite dealer told me it was from 1981 based on the Serial number.
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