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Old 01-21-2013, 08:14 AM
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This worked for me on a lite-weight add on stack. I measured the outside dia of hex bolt and drilled the stack bolt holes a few thousands smaller and forced it in place. It never came loose. I did not even add some sealant...but that would help too.That way you need NOT to remove the carb bolts. Regards, Capt,n
Old 01-22-2013, 08:16 AM
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Well thats a new one for me. But sounds like it could work. If I still wanted to remove the carb bolts, can I use the same seals?
Old 01-22-2013, 09:50 AM
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Well thats a new one for me. But sounds like it could work. If I still wanted to remove the carb bolts, can I use the same seals?
I've done this many times and never had any trouble with leaks.

Old 01-22-2013, 10:34 AM
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I don't have too much interest is arguing which brand of oil is best or which is worst.

I can tell you this. I attended the AMAEXPO in Ontario about 10 days ago. DA had a booth there. I asked one of the DA reps there if they still recommended Amsoil mixed at 100 to 1. He said they used to but don't anymore because Amsoil changed their formula about 4 years ago not to their liking. They did have an oil on display and it was Redline. He also said DA was fine with several different brands of oil and they no longer recommend one specific brand of oil only.

Some people will swear by a brand or mix ratio of oil and others will swear at that same brand or mix. I think any major brand mixed properly is fine provided it is designed for air-cooled two stroke engines.

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Old 01-22-2013, 11:36 AM
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+1 on any good oil mixed right. Most of the folks who fight tooth and nail about defending Amsoil are Amsoil dealers. I bought a new Brison engine some years back and Gary Allison the owner at that time told me Amsoil at 100/1 was fine untill I had to send the engine back for repairs. I was on the Lawn and Garden equipment site a couple days ago and there was a big fuss there about 2 cycle oil as we have here on the model boards. Cracks me up. Brian



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I don't have too much interest is arguing which brand of oil is best or which is worst.

I can tell you this. I attended the AMAEXPO in Ontario about 10 days ago. DA had a booth there. I asked one of the DA reps there if they still recommended Amsoil mixed at 100 to 1. He said they used to but don't anymore because Amsoil changed their formula about 4 years ago not to their liking. They did have an oil on display and it was Redline. He also said DA was fine with several different brands of oil and they no longer recommend one specific brand of oil only.

Some people will swear by a brand or mix ratio of oil and others will swear at that same brand or mix. I think any major brand mixed properly is fine provided it is designed for air-cooled two stroke engines.

Mike
Old 01-22-2013, 02:36 PM
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when I saw the what is the best oil I thought O-BOY here we go again.
Old 01-23-2013, 07:22 PM
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i was told by someone in our club NOT to use stihl ultra and to use klotz instead?
Old 01-23-2013, 07:23 PM
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There's nothing wrong with Stihl Ultra or Klotz
Old 01-23-2013, 07:54 PM
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He must own stock in Klotz. W8YE is right as usual.. Brian


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i was told by someone in our club NOT to use stihl ultra and to use klotz instead?
Old 01-23-2013, 10:16 PM
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I run Quicksilver full synthetic at 100:1 with regular unleaded. Dennis
Old 01-24-2013, 06:58 AM
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You are to be commended in this day and age and are much braver than I brave soul

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Old 01-24-2013, 07:13 AM
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I don't like having multiple cans of various gas/oil mix around, and have paid attention to all of the lengthy research a few folks on these forums have reported on. In the end there are several very good options. For me, the best option was to pick a single oil I trust, that happens to fall in the 'several very good options' category, one that I can use in all of my lawn equipment, and hobby engines confidently. This way I am constantly mixing up a fresh container, and never have old mix around. Stihl HP Ultra is my latest craze I was a die hard Pennzoil fan prior to my source going dry. I get a very good deal on the Stihl, and it is readily available.

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Old 01-27-2013, 07:58 PM
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I use the same gas in my plane, weedeater, and chain saw. Yep, it's alot easier, and your gas is always fresh when you do it that way. Dennis

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