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post #9 of Old 05-18-2014, 09:16 AM
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Re: Don't use marine 2 stroke oil in your chainsaw!!

Originally Posted by slomo View Post
Manufacturer says to use such and such ratio. Why would one use anything else?

Again. the problem is having too many different fuel cans around with different ratios of fuel. The more you have, the more confusing it can be. Ever forget which one is which? Also, using one fuel can of mix goes faster, less chance of the fuel going stale, especially here in the north east where it is pretty much impossible to find non-ethanol gas.

I use my two stroke stuff little enough that I have switched to motomix in all of them. Hideously expensive, but it's supposed to last years without going bad. Plus, I don't have to remember which can is for the trimmer any more.

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