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Old 31-05-12   #1 (permalink)
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Stihl 4-mix engines

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Just wondering what 2stroke oil people use in stihl 4-mix engines..
Just about he get a stihl kombi km130r and getting a little confused as some people use any old oil and others say you need fully synthetic stihl oil or it leaves carbon deposits.

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Re: Stihl 4-mix engines

I have changed to the stihl HP ultra oil since buying a km130r. It runs on the other stuff but I find it seems a bit sweeter on the ultra. The ultra is designed for the 4 mix engines. Not that much more expensive and I use it in everything now.
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Re: Stihl 4-mix engines

I use API-TC, JASO-FC, ISO-L-EGD rated synthetic oil.
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I hAve just carried on with a normal mix. The red oil. And my 4 mix trimmer runs great. Had it for 4-5 years
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Re: Stihl 4-mix engines

My first 4 mix the valves clogged aparently because if the use of regular stihl 2 stroke both my km130's have been nothing short of a nightmare and I would strongly recommend finding an alternative machine...
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My first 4 mix the valves clogged aparently because if the use of regular stihl 2 stroke both my km130's have been nothing short of a nightmare and I would strongly recommend finding an alternative machine...
lol don't say that, its on its way too me now and i just bought a blower and edger

What's been the problem? i all ways read good reviews about them?
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Re: Stihl 4-mix engines

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I have changed to the stihl HP ultra oil since buying a km130r. It runs on the other stuff but I find it seems a bit sweeter on the ultra. The ultra is designed for the 4 mix engines. Not that much more expensive and I use it in everything now.
Ditto, I switched to HP Ultra as my blower has a 4 mix engine and its brilliant. I now use it in everything and it all runs sweet and much less smoke out the exhaust.
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Ditto, I switched to HP Ultra as my blower has a 4 mix engine and its brilliant. I now use it in everything and it all runs sweet and much less smoke out the exhaust.
How much is it for 5litres roughly?
Is it the green stuff?
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I have changed to the stihl HP ultra oil since buying a km130r. It runs on the other stuff but I find it seems a bit sweeter on the ultra. The ultra is designed for the 4 mix engines. Not that much more expensive and I use it in everything now.
if its the stuff i have just been looking at its about 20 for 1l

that's mega pricey lol... you can get 5l oregon semi synth for about that.
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Re: Stihl 4-mix engines

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I use API-TC, JASO-FC, ISO-L-EGD rated synthetic oil.
FD is obviously suitable too...

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My first 4 mix the valves clogged aparently because if the use of regular stihl 2 stroke both my km130's have been nothing short of a nightmare and I would strongly recommend finding an alternative machine...
Yep that's them. Had BR600 backpack blower; suggested to run full synth i.e HP ultra et al or expect valve issues. Stilhl had loads of warranty work due to this issue.
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