Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 55
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CrystalBall Amazing Product
This stuff is amazing. I bought 1 can at home depot to try in my small 2 cycle engines. As for the past 15-20 years of mixing my own gas and oil, this stuff has a shelf life of 5 years (2 after opening). I was amazed to see the difference in my equipment performance (Stihl String Trimmer-Stihl Hedge Trimmers- Stihl blower and a poulan pro chain saw) The fuel does not go bad after a few weeks of sitting in the shed, as per my mixed gas and oil. To me I always bought one gallon of 93 octane gas at the local gas station and mixed one of the little bottles of oil with it. I always had difficulty starting all my 2 cycle engines and keeping them running. With this stuff, I have no problems, and every piece of equipment starts with minimal effort, and stay running. I use these tools for my own yard as for I do not have a business in landscaping. I just wish the price was a little lower. As of now I buy the 6 pack box, and sometime I get them at a discount from home depot.
October 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Keith Best thing ever! Shake it well before use!
I'm no stranger to 2-cycle equipment. I was a professional landscaper for several years out of college and I know the importance of using a good 2-cycle mix and PREMIUM fuel. It's also very important to shake well any premixed fuel before using it! That being said, I have a 2-cycle trimmer that's about 3 years old and a stihl chainsaw that's about 5 years old. I had a heck of a time getting the trimmer running from day one. Difficult to start and restart. After that first year I took it out and give it it's first run of it's second season, It took me easily 30 minutes just to get it to turn over, let alone run. I just happened to mention my disappointment in the trimmer itself to the rep at home depot. Long conversation short, he recommended I try Trufuel, and if I continued to have issues with it to bring it back. HOLY COW, NIGHT AND DAY! I've been a happy man ever since. The first year using it, my trimmer started on the first pull, every time. Then to my great surprise, after storing it in my freezing cold garage all winter long... I took it out to use it and it started on the second pull! I started using it in my chainsaw too and what a difference. My saw starts on the first or second pull even after sitting for months, has more power, doesn't bog down anymore, and pretty much runs like new again! As for the cost aspect... if you've ever seen the price difference at the pump for ethanol free gas vs. 10% ethanol gas, than you'll have a better understanding of canned fuel pricing. There's an ethanol free station 35 min away from me and 93 octane ethanol free is $5.35/gal vs. $3.69 for the 10% ethanol mix. Don't get me wrong, if I was running my saw or trimmer professionally, I'd certainly make the trip and hassle of mixing myself. But together, they run no more than a few hours a year. When (AT MOST) 2 cans of this stuff gets me through weed season AND firewood season... with ZERO hassles from my equipment!? This is a no brainer to me!
December 29, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Busydad Good product, very expensive.
I buy this TruFuel at my local HD and use it judiciously. I use pump Hi-Test mixed with 2-stroke oil and stabilizer for the majority of the chainsaw/brushcutter season when using the equipment on a daily basis, and the last two uses of the year I run machines completely out of fuel and refill with this instead of pump gas for those last two uses. Does start and run better on this and starts right up after long storage, no question about it. Shake well before use, just like all 2-stroke oil/fuel mixes.
September 30, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Southernrider must have
if more folks would use this theyd save hassle of returning equipment/repair costs/and lots of aggrevation.
been using on 2cycle ryobi trimmer purchased at home depot. Never ran right always bogged down etc.
after replacing carb/fuel lines/ filter trimmer started on first pull with fuel have not had any issues. ive had trimmer 4 yrs, first 2 were useless. last 2 years w this fuel new carb starts everytime like new
April 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RednexToyz Quality & Convenience
Ask me a year ago and I would have laughed at anyone spending $6.00 for 1/4 a gallon pre-mixed gas. Fast forward to today. I recently picked up a new chainsaw because my others were either in need to a carb cleaning or reaching their life-cycle. With the new saw, I thought I'd give this pre-mix fuel a shot for the sake of operational comparison.
Gave the can a little shake to mix it up (if even needed). First think I noticed was a different smell to the fuel. Didn't gas that "gas" smell but more of a "race fuel" smell. First pull .... the saw comes alive! It provided a crisp throttle response that I felt was lacking from my other saws, even when they were new (when I mixed my own fuel). Ran the saw (60cc) all day and burnt thru a couple cans of this fuel. One thing I noticed was no blue smoke & no tell-tale 2-stroke smell of fuel. While cleaning the saw up at the end of the day, I pulled the spark plug to see a VERY clean burning plug efficiency. Something I'm not accustomed to with any 2-stroke equipment.
In the end, I pay a little more up front for convenience, ease of use, clean burning fuel, less powerhead deposits and, I believe, extended life to the saw resulting is FAR less need to clean/rebuild carbs after prolonged use/storage. I'll continue buying this stuff! Wish it cost a little less thou or a better price break for case quantity.
November 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hose A Must-Have For Small 2-Cycle Engines
Years ago I used to run my machines dry for the winter. I started using fuel stabilizer and no longer have to do that. All of my machines start right up in the new season even though they've had gas in the tank for months. In the case of my snow blower, one season gas was in the tank >1 year and still no problem.
Same is true with my gas trimmer. If I use TrueFuel I don't need to drain its tank, as TF has fuel stabilizer in the formulation. (If you don't drain your trimmer, good idea to store it "horizontally" rather than hanging it on the wall.)
True Fuel is a bit pricey but works well, is convenient, has long shelf life. All 2-cycle engines should be running TrueFuel or its equivalent. RECOMMENDED!
June 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Novacypher This stuff rocks!
I was always under the assumption that you had to mix the ratio perfectly, which I could never get just right. This stuff is low cost, great on the engine, stable, and great for storage. If I could I would buy as much as I could.
July 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Perfesser A Very Happy TruFuel User
I first tried TruFuel 50:1 pre-mix on the recommendation of my local implement repair shop after I had left gas in my Stihl brush-cutter for about a year, and completely gummed up the carburetor. After the repairs the tool ran well on the trial can of TruFuel, but the price of a can was a bit above my normal range for fuel.
In 2012, when Superstorm Sandy was approaching, I had no already mixed fuel for the brush-cutter (like a weed whacker with an attitude) or the chainsaw. So, I bought a few cans of TruFuel and a spare chain and hunkered down. Cleaning up after the storm passed, I filled both tools with the TruFuel and found that both tools started easily and ran well. And when I was done, I didn't drain the fuel out of the systems.
With some health and job issues, those power tools sat until 10/2014, 2 years since last touched. The tanks of both tools had evaporated dry in the 2 year period. When I realized what I had done, I just rolled my eyes and figured it was going to be repair or replace.
So, I filled the brush-cutter from the can which had been opened 2 years ago and sat half-full on the shelf of my unheated garage. At least I had tightly sealed it. I figured there was nothing to lose. Three presses of the primer. Three pulls with the choke set and it coughed. Set the choke to run, and it started on the next pull. And it ran beautifully on that tankful of 2 years old TruFuel. Full power, smooth and it got the job done.
Chainsaw next. Filled it, and tried to start. No joy. After about 10 minutes I pulled the plug and found it fouled. I cleaned the plug, put things back together and tried again. Stihl Mini-Boss chainsaw. Usually hard to start for me. It kicked after the third pull on cold-start choke position, and then started and ran on first pull in warm-start choke position.
While I don't suggest anyone abuse their tools as I have described, the amazing thing to me is that:
1) Even after allowing about 1/2 tank in each tool to sit 2 years and evaporate dry.
2) The opened can sat (tightly closed) for 2 years on the shelf in the unheated garage (summer and winter)
the tools were not only not destroyed (as I am sure would have happened with regular gas/oil mix), but started readily.
Since I don't do huge amounts of work with these tools, I will be using TruFuel exclusively with them from now on. The extra cost of a can of TruFuel is more than offset by the repair costs and general grief level that would come with "cheaper" pump gas.
In my opinion, the TruFuel pre-mix is a good product, and I categorize myself as a very happy user.
October 28, 2014