Oil for Stihls 2 stroke small engine for Weed eating

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Have you checked out chickanic on youtube? She had recent youtubes with the the same results as you concerning the hit and miss of Tru-fuel. I find her channel interesting, informative and useful as some others on youtube.
Agreed. She seems to have a lot of experience. From what I have seen, her advice has always been spot on.
 
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Have you checked out chickanic on youtube? She had recent youtubes with the the same results as you concerning the hit and miss of Tru-fuel. I find her channel interesting, informative and useful as some others on youtube.
I have not, but doing a quick search it looks like she repairs a lot of small engines, so probably has similar thoughts as I do on certain equipment.
 
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Citgo JT-4 Sea & Snow, a JASO FD rated 2-stroke oil, seems to work as well as the Stihl oil does. Premium E0 is a good idea if you can find it, but IMO premium E10 is just as good with a little Sta-Bil mixed in, just empty the tank & run it empty every time.
 
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Stihl MotoMix for me. If you want to brew your own, use gasoline without ethanol.
 
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I wish Mobil still made MX2T, that was a great 2 cycle oil
I liked it a lot and still use it, I have about 1/2 gal left. It was a great all around oil. By the way, Motul 710 and if you can find it, Castrol RS tts (power 1 racing 2t) are similar.

EDIT: There is some on Ebay, and it appears to be readily available overseas.
 
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@jeepman3071: I had the same issues with Tru Fuel. Just not as easy to get a fast start as you get with VP fuels. At first I thought it was my gear, but now I let my gear sit for months at a time, and as long as it has VP fuel, the gear always starts up. I aways keep at least a full can just to run the saws if the trees come down.
 
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I've never had one performance problem with TF, my saws just screeeam with the stuff!!.. I buy the 4 stroke 92oct fuel and add my own oil(stihl gray bottle, 50:1)
 
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