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Offline chuckp

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Old 2 cycle oil
« on: June 27, 2011, 06:03:06 PM »
I just got about 12 pints of old 2 cycle oil. The label says Granbers, Eutectic 2 cycle oil for chain saws. Mix 100:1 ratio.
Is this still usable, if so, how should I mix it for my Husky chainsaws?

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Re: Old 2 cycle oil
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2011, 10:25:16 PM »
I don't think oil really goes bad, as long as it's not contaminated with water or some sort of crud. Not like a fuel mix does anyway.

If it looks good I would use it, and just mix it to the normal 30 - 40 - 50:1 ratio that you use normally. The manufacturer reckons it will be ok at 100:1, but I'm not that optimistic. Mixing a better quality oil at the standard mix ratio wont do any harm.

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Re: Old 2 cycle oil
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2011, 10:29:15 PM »
Mix it at whatever ratio you normally mix your oil and it should be ok.
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Re: Old 2 cycle oil
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2011, 10:36:02 AM »
Mix it at whatever ratio you normally mix your oil and it should be ok.
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Re: Old 2 cycle oil
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2011, 02:37:11 PM »
If it's still sealed up in a can or bottle unopened, I'd use it at 40:1 or 50:1. Whatever is recommended for your saw.
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