can i use stihl oil in husqvarna

(Note to first-time saw users -- at the first sign of lean running stop!) In fact neither Stihl nor Echo (or other equipment makers for that matter) manufacture the oil that has their name on the bottle. Please note that machines fitted with a catalytic converter must run on unleaded petrol, as otherwise the efficiency of the catalyst may be considerably impaired or the catalytic converter in your machine may actually be damaged. Husqvarna chainsaws feature two-stroke engines that run best when provided with the proper ratio of fuel and two-stroke engine oil. One day while I was cutting up a huge fallen oak it started running lean, and by the time I took it to the dealer they told me the cylinder was scored and repair would equal the cost of a new saw. P.S. Every 260 and 361 have req'd Rejetting Same I hear with the Newer 362. For a mixing ratio of 1 : 50 you need 5 litres of petrol and 0.10 litres (100cm³) of STIHL two-stroke oil. Again. 89 octane fuel with good quality oil will be fine. Get off your Husky Bashing Podium and Smell the Coffee Dude , todays Poulan are not even close to any other Major Saw Manufacturer within Quality or Reliability including Husqvarna . I will be picking it up today apparently with a new stud installed. I would appreciate opinions on the Husqvarna or Stihl saws. pgtr"on't know what Vintage Poulan you are speaking of ? I have heard some horid stories over local dealers lately . I wish more people would look at the Echo and Efco Saws prior to buying Box Store Products . It is best to use STIHL two-stroke engine oil which is specially formulated for STIHL engines and helps to prolong engine life. Oh by the way, not all stihl's are equal either, the german made stihl's seem to have the edge. You've confused me with someone else - perhaps the original poster? I think the Husqvarna 55 was notorious for cracked fuel lines. that's about 20 cords of red fir and tamarack fire wood a year. replaced it with a new (in 2001 )husky model 359. nine years later the husky has finely wore out. Take a Pill , yeah I think I had better , getting a headache from talking to the Wall . The husky doesnt vibe your hands. I bought a Stihl 230 a month ago. They were forced to regettably in my opinion from cheap offshore competition . When I threaded the stud back into the casing and put the nut back on the stud just stripped out of the casing. Note: If you don't like Husky Rubbish that's fine , take a pill . If you have the choice, use SAE30 motor oil when it’s hot outside and SAE10 motor oil when it’s cold because of the variations in oil viscosity are better for certain temperatures. Sure only Prosumer at best but still a very competent saw. I've lost count how many times my Husqvarna rubish saw has failed me while my neighbors Poulans get the job done (red oak, live oak and hickory exclusively). I have worked lots of professional logging crews over the years and am actually working a contractor right now. A Stihl chainsaw uses an automatic oiler, which is an adjustable screw that regulates the output of oil from the pump. The fuel mixture must meet the manufacturer's standards and isn't the same as the gas you put in your car. I think husky still builds a good saw and would buy one but they are hard to get parts for. ptgr: Oh I don't have any problem with you Bro , at least not really . Bought a Farm Boss last year and the saw runs great once you get it started. While chainsaws are a fading tool in the logging industry due to mechanization, they are still used by small to moderate sized operations mainly for limbing rather than for felling timber. Question: So why do you have such ongoing constipation over my posting an opinion based on years of horrid experience with this pathetic Husqvarna piece of rubbish saw for other prospective buyers? I can't count the number of clutchs and bars and chains I have replaced on Poulans for customers who where bound and determined that their units could cut Canadian Maple and Oak with the Big Boys lol . come on guys, u guys are talking about pencil sharpeners. This screw will increase or decrease oil flow to the bar and chain during cutting. However the Rancher Series has been quite a good saw from the Old Model 51 through to my latest addition the 460 . I had a chat with the Power Source Canada (Briggs) rep yesterday as they are now the Dolmar distributor. It's not "a" bad experience, it's over a decade of Husqvarna rubbish sputtering and stalling and rasping experience. ), for STIHL 1 : 50 two-stroke engine oil: 1 : 50 => 1 part oil + 50 parts petrol, For other high-quality two-stroke engine oil with the TC classification: 1 : 25 => 1 part oil + 25 parts petrol. You have not even disclosed the basis of your opinions. This may be a dumb question. I have nothing to gain or lose by sharing my personal experiences with Husvq rubbish. A great saw for limbing. but only because it supposedly includes fuel stabilizer. I don't mean to start a firestorm over this. Stihl has a lot of confidence in their oil Sheesh indeed!ewalk opines:"As for my personal opinion of you ? Yet for the simple act of sharing my personal experience with Husqv rubbish you suggest I'm ignorant and guess at my source of purchase in perjorative terms. However you have stated just the opposite ,having not owned more than your apparent Rubbish Rancher . i suggest husqvarna.you can read reviews here : It is really a personal preference some like Husqvarna, some like Stihl. Here’s a handy table that helps explain what two-stroke oil to use with each type of fuel. Had an 021 for years. And full disclosure? Hydraulic Oil Hydraulic oil is similar to motor oil and you can use it as a chainsaw bar oil substitute when you have nothing else available. Thats not really much in comparison to my MS-260 or even a Cheapo Solo . get something good ,spend the extra money if needed and keep it that way! I am looking for a new chainsaw. However the Rancher Series has been quite a good saw from the Old Model 51 through to my latest addition the 460 . Specifically formulated to provide the Husqvarna handheld owner with optimal equipment performance. Having bought mostly used thats why I have such a mix. As for disclosure it should be rather apparent that having worked on most of the current Saw Manufacturer's Past and Present I have sufficient working knowledge to base such reasoning. Do you have a business relationship w/ Husqv? As stated I prefer Huskys Homowner Series Saws over Stihls Line up for Carburation related issues. The 401 wins hands down but the Stihl MS180 is also pretty nice. I soon switched to Amsoil Saber and no more oozing oil. Perhaps back 20 + Yrs ago but not since. I doubt this will clarify anything further for you , but as I said before you have your opinion and apparently the majority of other Forum Members and I have a different one as this Thread would indicate . I expect longer life out of the stihl based on my experience but plan to rebuild the husky and keep it for a back up saw. Your right the New EPA Carbs Suck ! the husky feels lighter to me with less vibration but that doesn't bother me mutch. My place has been overtaken with Black Locust thorn trees, which are a very hard wood. As for the stud backing out usually I double nut the bar studs and use locktite while installing them . Use BP petrol, stihl two stroke oil, service them regulary and they will see you right. He said he has had a lot of complaints, and some saws returned. I am a forester in Louisiana and work in the private timber industry. Each to their own I guess. Only cure at this point is when it falls off it's last anemic leg it's currently on, will be wrapping a chain around the handle and converting this piece of rubbish Husqvarna to a boat ancher. Take care when opening the can as pressure may have built up inside. I'm off to buy any other make of chainsaw, it's bound to last longer than my Stihl did and not cost me anywhere near as much. Started with a fifteen year old stihl 038 and loved it. The reason is that bar and chain oil has a "high-tack" additive that prevents it from slinging off the chain as it travels around the tip. : Regrettably my Husqv was a 55 (essentially the Rancher model of that time). If you wish a better Pro Saw you have to go to the 357XP or 372XP Line up . I just bought a stihl sf 40 c-e string trimmer. Indeed. Paid less than $300.00 for that Vintage of Husky Model probably less. Don't buy a stihl. Seriously if you like your Poulan for weekend a yr cutting of cedar and Birch fine , but lets get serious you can't go on record and state that POULAN out cuts out lives HUSKY SAWS other than the HUSKY CLONE Units I have advised you of previously .". think both brands are good but with anything proper care is important! Weird isn't it, my MS200 is from Germany whereas my MS260 is from the States. For a mixing ratio of 1 : 50 you need 5 litres of petrol and 0.10 litres (100cm³) of STIHL two-stroke oil. If you wish to remove all doubt, use oil with a label that has the name of a quality chainsaw maker such as Stihl, Husqvarna, Dolmar, Echo, et al. Not very knowledgeable of Quality Chainsaws ! ewalk struggles to rationalize: Oh I don't have any problem with you Bro , at least not really . When I ran the Echo semi-synthetic oil in a new SRM-210 I soon found that the 210 was oozing black oil from the muffler. ... Use either a 10W30 motor oil or SAE30 motor oil. I've had years of poor performance from it. The stud was unscrewing from the casing. No cheap power care crap at Home Depot or Sears. I have repaired over a dozen various Huskys and twice as many Poulan for various Routine Maintenance Related Items. I'm curious as to what planet you live on because last time I checked literally every single website there is that tracks product ratings and every single internet forum that discusses products is nearly 100% based upon individual's experiences be they bad or good. If you’re a history buff, or if you like the … This will lead to carbon deposits in the combustion chamber and ring grooves in the pistons, which will eventually cause loss of compression. Selecting and installing cutting attachments. Maruyama for hedge trimmers, Tanaka for long reach trimmer, Stihl for brushcutter, Husqvarna for chainsaws. Pgtr: Actually if you look at the Cheapo Husky 230 and 240 series they are actually Poulans . Someone else revives it. Bought a chainsaw in 2005.Used it sparingly for domestic use cutting a few branches for my log fires.It broke.Wouldn't oil the chain. And why do you continue to attack me for simply sharing my experience and opinion thereof? Also, the optional ElastoStart starter handle, Lightweight 14" guide bar, and Narrow kerf bar and chain could all make it easier to handle. This system is reported to achieve optimum performance and improve fuel economy , while reducing emissions . Saws like Echo, Efco, Dolmar are just plain built a lot better. ewalk wrote I agree that Husky has really cheapened their product line with the former 100 and now a few of the 400 Series Homeowner Saws. I've been on the gardenweb forums for something like 10 years and like to give back now and then. I don't look at anything carrying the Husqvarna name and don't recommend anything regardless of OEM that carries that name. Does anyone know the differences between them? No biggy , discover the problem and correct it. Echo would sound like an excellent option for the obvious reason I've stated above. I have been loggin 10 years. I'll never buy (or recommend) a Husqvarna rubbish product again. Stihl MS 210 C with the Easy2Start system, Husqvarna chainsaw models and the differences between them. I share my own fact based experience w/ one of the two brands referenced - and then not once but twice you misattribute their question to me and somehow it's my fault you didn't see my quotes? 3 months later and they still haven't told me what's wrong with it. If it's a modern synthetic oil designed for air-cooled 2-cycle engines (not a "W" rating or multiuse), it should be fine at 50:1. Always runs and very light. 50:1 ethanol free 95 octane fuel and oil mix. I'm not quite sure why you are so worked up about about my experience w/ Husqv. I just do not recommend that particular model to customers or friends lol . Always use high-quality petrol with a minimum octane number of 90 RON (we recommend using unleaded to protect your health and the environment). ewalk - in addition to supplying quotes - I added the orginator of the quote to help out a little... ewalk thinks emphatically: "I think you did ask this question !". "the Cheapo Husky 230 and 240 series they are actually Poulans.". If it's not a Husqvarna that alone makes any brand worth considering in my book. Again don't take this stuff to personally there are a lot of Dudes out there who would have taken a lot more offense to Husky Bashing or any other Major Saw Manf. It is a Low Quality Homeowner Saw ! ewalk, Re-read my post. So the dont fall asleep. Todays Poulan saws are toys in comparison. Also what specifically have you done to cure your Husky Hard Starting issues. BW: I think you summed it up rather well Dude ! Recommendations for Extra Wide Plumbers Wrench. The fuel does not degrade or oxidize like pump gas, and stays fresh for years solving longer term storage needs. ewalk asksWhat current Model of Poulan do you now have in high respect . On the topic of Husqvarna vs. Stihl equipment, I was wondering if anyone knew about their newer models... Husqvarna has this AutoTune technology, and Stihl has an M-Tronic tool. I'd recommend anyone to steer well clear of any Sthil product in the UK, if not and you get treated like me you'll wish you'd taken my advice. STIHL currently recommends that you do not store or use fuel older than 60 days, and preferably no longer than 30 days, even with a … ". Always Use 1 Gallon Cans for Mixed Fuel. This is funny stuff, pgtr is describing a saw most likely with a misadjusted carb, cracked fuel line, or dirty fuel filter.....it's obvious that this person knows nothing of two stroke engines and that the saw hasn't really been to an actual repair shop. Just check out all the different Husqvarna chainsaw models and the differences between them. Any Good Dealer would have steered you clear of it towards a MS-260 or 260 Pro both Pro Grade with Magnesium Case . But I agree that Money does not grow on trees and to some $250.00 + is not to be laughed at .You have not discussed what has been diagnosed for your Hard Starting Issues. I've had owned the Shindaiwa and about three times longer than the Husqvarna and I'm happy with it. it would be Efsco or Echo due to their Simplistic but proven design features and much better pricing advantage . Lots of Loyalty within the Ranks !. Also, it is recommended that you use high octane gas. Unsuitable fuels or mix ratios that do not comply with the specification can seriously damage the engine (piston seizing, excessive wear. Kinda like Chev equinox or Ford Focus and then Hyundai shows up ! It's light (9lbs), has great throttle response and plenty of power. My reply There is not a lot of difference within Husky and Stihl units , it's pretty well a personal choice . Use TCW3 rated oil only. "I can't count the number of clutchs and bars and chains I have replaced on Poulans for customers who where bound and determined that their units could cut Canadian Maple and Oak with the Big Boys lol.". This a review video on stihl vs Husqvarna combi fuel cans. All of the products use fully synthetic oil with the exception of Echo’s Red Armor line, which for some reason goes with a semi-synthetic option. Was told by service agents that a bearing had broken and this had hit the casing, cracking it, causing oil to flow out and not into lubricating the chain.Cost as much to replace casing as buy new one. Apparently this is not possible. My advise is simple to the OP: Anything but a Husqv. The debate about chainsaws and using cheaper regular motor oil as the chain/bar lubricant is not completely resolved. Sorry if this has been covered before.Thanks. Steve. I think I'll to choose between the Stihl MS210 ($230)and the Husqvarna 142 ($200) or 345($260). I bought a Husqv 55 new about 6 or 7 years ago - utter rubbish. Afterall it doesn't bother me in the least that u hold this rubbish in high esteem and perhaps even have a business relationship with the mark for all I know. So Good Luck with your Boat Anchor , if the Shipping was not so Heavy for Rubbish I would probably take it off your Hands lol . Husqvarna LS+ oil should be used when mixing regular unleaded fuel. In fact ewalk - All I've seen you spew is your opinions. You are portraying yourself as a crumudgeon pgtr. I asked my Stihl dealer about the Stihl MS210C with the Easy2Start, and he strongly advised against the easy start. But I don't Blanket the entire Stihl Saw Manufacturer as Rubbish . ... they showed me a promotion Stihl had going that if you buy a 6-pack of Stihl oil with the saw, (I think it was $9.99) they will double the warranty to 2 years on the saw. Used when mixing regular unleaded fuel how much oil should be used when mixing E10 fuel to customers or lol! A Stihl sf 40 c-e string trimmer you get it started Poulan never owned one since they not., some like Husqvarna, some like Stihl you enjoyed your Thanksgiving Day....! 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