Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 10
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 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 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 4.0 out of 5.0 by RednexToyz Easy to use for 50:1 applications
Good quality oil. Low smoke. Easy to use measurement dispenser allows for quick measurement for 50:1 & 40:1 1 gallon fills. This bottle will handle 6-gallons at 50:1.
February 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by alangski great oil
Mix with mid grade gas and shake well before each use. Keep all my echo weed wacker, chain saw and leaf blower going for more then 3 year now.
November 3, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by mrnicoletti worst oil ever
i'm not sure if a motor gets used to a certain oil but i went from using outboard motor oil and running fine with no scoring or rattling in my blowers, to using this oil and a have a cracked cylinder head. this oil smokes terribly and i lost almost all power in my equipment.
April 27, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by mrnicoletti 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
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