Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 54
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HVACServiceman 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 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 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 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 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 echoowner2015 ethanol hater
awesome stuff, my equipment performs great on it, exhaust has a unique smell, and very clean, no smoke, starts on first pull and does not run the engines to hot. at 92 octane, means less carbon deposits, plus full synthetic oil, and fuel stabilizer...spendy, but beats carb teardown and rebuild!
June 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SuperTool Economical in the long run
I picked up a couple of cans of Trufuel 50:1 premix at the same time that I bought my new Echo PB-250LN gas blower at Home Depot in order to start out on the right foot and avoid future problems with my 2-stroke power tool. It seems that there are increasing problems with 2-stroke engines that are caused by ethanol in gas, even when using additives such as Sta-Bil. I use this blower sparingly, and expect to consume at most 2 quart cans of TruFuel per year, which will only cost me about $5 more per year than mixing my own gas and oil, and is well worth avoiding the possibility of costly repairs and running problems.
So far I have used my blower three times, and it has started easily and run cleanly each time. The motor runs strongly and revs quickly to full speed. There is absolutely no visible exhaust smoke and almost no discernible exhaust odors. After shutdown, there is no visible oil or carbon in the muffler, and no gas vapors.
I am very pleased with this product, and feel that it is well worth the added cost over mixing gas and oil.
August 27, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FWS71 Works great in my 2 stroke engines
A must have for chain saws and trimmers, no more ethanol related service. Expensive, but not as expensive as getting my Stihl repaired every 6 weeks.
November 26, 2012