Hi, Folks. Thought I would mosey over here and give a few introductory notes. Nice site you have here. Been meaning to drop by for a few weeks and finally got around to it (Round Tuit?) Anyway, looking forward to hearing what the experts have to say about weed whackers, blowers, generators, 2 cycle oil, etc. Pretty familiar with 2 cycle engines as I have quite a few around here and enjoy working on my Lawnboys, but it's always interesting to hear what others have to say about the 2 cycle oil they use in their machines and how they came to the decision to use that oil. Both synthetic and dino oils have their pluses and minuses, but I, personally, have made the rounds. Used dino oil, then switched over to the synthetic. Now, after much discussion and reading on the topic, I have decided to come back to very high quality dino. Presently thinking about picking up a new (to me) brand of oil called Blue Marble. Want to try it in my machines and see how they react. A buddy of mine bought and swears by a product produced for snowmobiles called Legend Oil. I guess it's about one of the best oils that you can mix with your gas. But, in reading up on the Blue Marble product I discovered something interesting that I have never heard of or ran across before. They say that prior to it's use it is a good idea to take the spark plug out of your machine and put some of the product directly into the combustion chamber, then drip some down the carburetor throat. Turn the engine over several times to coat the internal parts, then let it sit for 24 hours. This eliminates a period in the middle of your engine being protected by the last oil you used and the new oil taking over. Guess it takes a bit of time for the metal pores and imperfections to get the residue of the new oil to adhere. Thus eliminating a "dry run" which can be damaging to your engine.
Anyway, enough rambling, I guess. I am going to start looking around and read up on some chain saws, weed wackers, blowers, etc. Never know what you might learn.
Thanks for the site and for letting me join up. Looking forward to learning a bit.
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