Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 12
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Allen Excellent product
I have used Echo Power Blend oil for years and it has always preformed very well in all seasons. It is a clean burning oil unlike Husqvarna oils that contain a lot of ash that plugs exhaust ports and mufflers.
A lot of problems people have are from mixing this oil to rich (more than 2.6 oz to 1 gallon of fuel). To much and you will lose power and loss of performance. Second problem people is they do not know that this oil is JASO rated FD oil. It is not compatible with other non JD rated oils and will destroy the pistons, cylinders and carbs on equipment if it is mixed with other oils. Found this out the hard way when I purchased a new SRM280 trimmer. The dealer mistakenly filled the fuel tank with fuel from the wrong jug when they did the initial start up when I purchased it. It ran good until I filled the tank with fuel mixed with Power Blend oil. After three tanks had been ran through the trimmer the engine seized up. The results from ECHO were that the two different JASO rated oils were not compatible thus causing the engine to seize. ECHO replaced the engine and Carb under warranty without a single problem since it was the dealers fault. I have since ran approx 5 to 6 gallons of fuel through the trimmer using nothing but Power Blend oil and I have not experienced the first problem so far. The engine starts easily, runs strong and the spark plugs have always been clean when inspected.
I highly recommend this oil.
April 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nicholas Work's very well
For all the negative reviewers, mix fresh with 89 octane and stop using old mixed fuel! I discard after 3 months... I'm a chemical operator, gasoline loses it's volitility, oil will separate, and old mix without stabilizer will attract moisture... Works very well with minimal smoke.
May 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by echoowner2015 echo power blend
I've been using this echo power blend in my echo srm 225 since new. I also use it in my leaf blower and have never had an issue. Properly measure the oil at 2.6 oz to 1 gallon of premium gas and you will have great results. I don't buy 'discount' gas for my equipment..either shell, Mobil, chevron..etc, are good fuels to make premix, not fuels from a grocery store, and such places.
April 12, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by tommy upset with this product
This product made my echo blower and weed wacker bog down. It clogged up the spark arestor and i was using the correct mix ratio and running machine at high power. I switched to stihl hp ultra and im very happy with that product.
March 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pops This is the Only Two cycle oil I use.
I use Echo equipment their oil and keep up maintance.
January 21, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Anthony Dosnt mix well. Seperate when sitting
I've bought this a few times in the summer and it work OK. Been running premix in my snowmobile when it's cold it dosnt mix well no matter how hard you shake it or mix. A lot of the oil sank to the bottom of my tank luckily I didn't burn up my motor...
February 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by thetruth Great stuff
To all the reviewers with bad experience i have a few things to say to you:
-Your fuel in old and/or contaminated (usually with water)
-Your engine is not tuned correctly
-Something else is wrong with your engine like dirt ingestion through a missing/damaged air filter
-You are not allowing the engine to warm up several minutes before going to wide open throttle.
-Do not run any ash less/ or outboard (water cooled) engine oil!
If a little bit of research is done, you will find this oil MEETS THE HIGHEST SPECIFICATIONS CURRENTLY USED in rating 2 stroke air cooled engine oils. This means this oil is certified for the ISO EGD, as well as the JASO FD ratings. There are many oils that CLAIM that they meet these specifications but without the official square seal printed on the side of the container, that says FD as well as a serial number, that means the mfr is only CLAIMING it meets these specs, and hasn't officially had it tested and approved by the oil standards organization. Just because you are buying Stihl, husqvarna, ryobi oil does not mean its the best for your equipment. look for the official Jaso FD seal to know you are getting the best. These rated oils, give off very little exhaust smoke when cold, and basically none when fully warmed up. They run extremely clean in the engine and provide the most superior protection. The only other oil that home depot currently sells that officially meets these stringent requirements is the Hitachi oil.
If you want the best life and service out of your 2 stroke/ 2 cycle engine do the following
-Make sure its tuned correctly, did i mention make sure its tuned correctly? And ill tuned engine can destroy itself literally in a couple minutes.
-Make sure the air filter works and is in good condition, same as the fuel filter.
-Run ethanol free fuel if possible, if not do not running higher than 10% ethanol (E10)
-Run 89 octane or higher preferably 91/92/93
-store fuel in a container with minimal air space above the fuel (fuel with ethanol absorbs water from the humidity in the air and starts contaminating the fuel) Fuel + water = engine death
-make sure container is well sealed and keep fuel in a sheltered place out of direct sunlight
-If the fuel is not used up in 3 months, dump it into your gasoline powered car (this will do no harm at all its so diluted) and mix up a new batch.
-Always shake fuel thoroughly before use.
The vast majority of problems people have with these engines comes down to
-poor fuel management
-Running the factory settings, the factory settings are generally very lean to pass EPA pollution limits. These run the engines into dangerous territory (hot and lacking enough fuel to carry enough lubricating oil and are responsible for scores of ruined engines) Not only that, but when they are run like this, the engine does not product best power/throttle response ext, and the engine longevity can be diminished to minutes not thousands of hours...
-Take the engine to an approved shop and have it tuned CORRECTLY, and your engines should literally last several thousand hours without issue!
Though long, i hope this review helps some out there that are having problems and sheds some light on the do's and don'ts of 2 strokes. Buy this or any other officially badged jaso FD oil for the best protection, and least smoke out of your 2 stroke.
July 19, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Thenicoletti echo..... im disappointed
well it decreased the power of my handheld blower by 45 percent and it completely ruined my backpack blower. i ran it 50:1 and now i have a cracked sidewall in the cylinder and severe scoring
November 23, 2013