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New Bio 2 cycle mix & bar oil.
« on: January 24, 2019, 12:19:15 PM »
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I found something new here in 2 cycle saw mix. Looks impressive as it meets and exceeds JASO FD Standard. 
The bar oil pours to -30C.

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Re: New Bio 2 cycle mix & bar oil.
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2019, 12:34:02 PM »
It's got my interest; the 2 cycle oil especially. The quart is attractively priced on Amazon($20). I'm pretty happy with canola as my winter bar oil, but I'd like to check the bar oil for summer use.


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Comparing it to Stihl HP Ultra, it has a flash point of 125C compared to Stihl's 220C. What are the ramifications of that for day to day use?

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Re: New Bio 2 cycle mix & bar oil.
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2019, 08:33:35 PM »
The flash point of a 2 cycle oil is basically a non-issue: it's far more than the gas you mix it with, so not a problem for your saw.
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Re: New Bio 2 cycle mix & bar oil.
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2019, 08:59:29 PM »
Interesting.

I used bio-bar oil (stihl) on my CS mill so I could use the sawdust as mulch on fruit trees and berries.  Problem was you had to clean it off and run the tank dry if the saw sat a while.  Otherwise, the oil polymerized into a hard junk most solvents would not remove.  It even froze up the links on chains.

Unsaturated oils polymerize.  That's why old time oil based paint was cut with linseed oil, it polymerized and made a protective coat, making the painted surface last.

I'll be interested to see how this stuff works out?

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Re: New Bio 2 cycle mix & bar oil.
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2019, 04:36:11 PM »
Interesting post
Am keen to hear how it goes if anyone has been using this type of product
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Re: New Bio 2 cycle mix & bar oil.
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2019, 05:22:57 PM »
So, how would a person purge and clean their bar oil tank, in order to switch over to a bio oil, as 1 had stated, for use in gardening? I know running it emtpy, but what about the residual petro oil? 
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Re: New Bio 2 cycle mix & bar oil.
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2019, 05:31:30 PM »
My personal view is a tank or two of changed oil makes the next batch pure. I'm sure trace amounts of the previous oil could be found by looking hard enough, but regular bar oil isn't exactly toxic waste. The minimal amount that may be left will get broken down in the soil, and anything directly contacting food will be on the same scale as pesticide residue from grocery produce. All my opinion of course. I haven't studied it.


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