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Recently purchased some Stihl HP Ultra 2 cycle oil.

I noticed it no longer has fuel stabilizers in it.

When did this happen?

Stihl getting cheap?

Price didn't go down of course.

 

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I've been running it and haven't noticed any difference in shelf life or performance differences. They still require the purchase of it at saw purchase to extend the warranty so they must have faith in it...currently.


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Does it state that it doesn't have fuel stabilizer in it?  To me that is a bad thing.  I know AMSOIL added stabilizer to there Saber 2 cycle a few years back. 

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$32.00 a gallon . I'll mix my own.

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I use it when the saw will be sitting up for a while. It doesnt varnish like gasoline.


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I always add a little SeaFoam to the fuel mixture used for my Stihl 2-cycle chainsaw, Weed-Eater & Blower/Vac as well as my '94 Lawn-Boy Gold mower fuel mix.

 

Seems to help.

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I emailed Stihl about this.

There reply,

Hello Mr. XXXX,

 

We are in receipt of and thank you for your e-mail.

 

Stabilizer was deleted from the refining process of STIHL HP Ultra engine oil because stabilizers only have a marginal effect regarding shelf life extension of mixed fuel. Before modern fuels were augmented with the additives currently used, stabilizers were a much more effective product regarding extending the shelf life of gasoline. Nowadays, stabilizers only extend the shelf life for a matter of days rather than weeks or months.  

 

Thank you again for your e-mail.

 

Best regards,

Wayne Lemmond

Technical Service Representative

STIHL Inc.

 

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I got hooked on the $32 a gallon gas for awhile. Then I went to the station and store, bought my gas, oil and some seafoam and made my own for like $4 a gallon. Drain them over the winter. 

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I use the Stihl Motomix for mine. No fuss no muss. I buy it in bulk for all my Stihl equipment.

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I mix my own with premium gas, 91 octane here and Stihl HP 2 cycle oil.

Run the saw out of gas when stored.

Never had a problem.

Use the same mix in my leaf blower that gets used year round.

Used to blow off deck when light snow and clean driveway to keep from tracking stuff into house.

 

Also they run rich here at 9200 feet.

I don't let them bog down, full throttle.

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