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2-cycle cleanliness improvements

AMSOIL SABER® Professional – Simplify your 2-cycle Oil

Anyone who’s owned or operated a two-stroke string trimmer, chainsaw, blower or other piece of equipment has been there before. You repeatedly pull the starter cord and adjust the choke, but it’s still hard to start. And, when it finally fires up, it runs rough and threatens to quit. Hard-starting, rough-running equipment is not only frustrating, it lacks the power to work as efficiently as you want.

What causes hard-starting equipment?

•Convenience of one mix ratio for all equipment
•Cuts costs by 50% or more
•Clean, protected power

Heavy carbon deposits in the exhaust port and on the spark arrestor screen are often to blame. Here’s how it works.

Internal combustion engines require a steady supply of air to run properly and produce maximum power. The engine draws air through the intake and burns it, along with the fuel/oil, in the combustion chamber. The moving piston expels the exhaust gases through the exhaust port and spark arrestor screen on the muffler. In a properly running engine, this happens thousands of times a minute and goes unnoticed by the operator.

Two-stroke oils with poor detergency properties, however, can allow carbon deposits to build-up in the exhaust port and on the spark arrestor screen. Carbon chokes off airflow, which causes the engine to slowly lose power and run poorly. Soon, it becomes hard to start or fails to run altogether unless you clean the exhaust port (which requires removing the muffler) and spark arrestor screen. Most operators don’t want to waste time cleaning deposits, especially busy professional landscapers who need to complete jobs quickly and efficiently.

AMSOIL SABER Professional fights carbon

AMSOIL SABER Professional Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil is proven to solve this problem. It features excellent detergency to fight power-robbing carbon deposits and keep exhaust ports and spark arrestor screens clean for easy starting and maximum power.

As the images show, SABER Professional mixed at 100:1 nearly prevented deposits, while ECHO* Power Blend* XTended Life* Universal 2-Stroke Oil mixed at 50:1 resulted in heavy deposits and considerable airflow loss. In fact, heavy deposits on the screen from the string trimmer using ECHO Power Blend  (see image) prevented the trimmer from starting, requiring the screen to be replaced.

Spend less for better performance

See the full test results in the ECHO 100:1 String Trimmer Technical Study. Results prove that SABER Professional mixed at 100:1 fights carbon deposits better than ECHO Power Blend at 50:1 while also delivering outstanding wear protection. By using a 100:1 mix ratio, SABER Professional provides the added benefit of cutting oil costs by 50 percent or more compared to using a 50:1 mix ratio.

Experience the SABER’s edge and ensure your two-stroke equipment starts easily and runs strong.

Note: Test results shown here describe and represent properties of oils that were acquired in November, 2016. Results do not apply to any subsequent reformulations of such oils or to new oils introduced after completion of testing. All oils were available to consumers at the time of purchase. Testing was completed in January 2017.

*All trademarked names and images are the property of their respective owners and may be registered marks in some countries. No affiliation or endorsement claim, express or implied, is made by their use. All products advertised here are developed by AMSOIL for use in the applications shown.

Outboard Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil Keeps 1974 Evinrude Running Str

Amsoil performance in Evinrude 2-cycle

Outboard Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil Keeps 1974 Evinrude Running Str

So many variables determine the life expectancy of an outboard motor that it’s hard to predict with any accuracy how long an outboard motor will run.

But almost anyone would agree that a 1974 Evinrude that is still performing well in 2017 is unusual. If you’re the guy who got it for free, you’re thrilled.

Dealer Mark Neibuhr of Sequim, Wash. has a 1974 Evinrude Silver Starflite 135 hp outboard that he still uses. “I acquired this boat around ‘93 or ‘94, (totally stripped and gutted) and was given the outboard, which needed rebuilding,” Neibuhr said.

It was 2001 when he had the boat seaworthy and the Evinrude rebuilt, he said.

He used the boat in Louisiana before he installed AMSOIL products, Neibuhr said. He had installed the AMSOIL 100:1 oil when he was in Wisconsin, where the boat was used almost exclusively for water skiing in Lake Nebagamon, a small lake in the northern part of the state. Since 2012, he’s used the boat for salmon fishing and crabbing in the salt water of Washington’s Puget sound.

“After many years and hundreds of hours of use in Louisiana and Wisconsin, I moved west to Washington in 2012, where I continue using the boat in the salt water,” Neibuhr said. “It’s still going very strong, like-new compression readings and super smooth running and plenty of power still.”

Sometime in 2006 or 2007, Niebuhr started using AMSOIL Outboard Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil. “I immediately noticed a big reduction in smoke, especially at idle speeds …,” he said.

“The engine has never had any problems whatsoever while running AMSOIL 100:1 oil,” Neibuhr said. “I recently had to open up the powerhead due to a water problem. Upon disassembly, I was amazed at the internal condition of the bearings, cylinder liners, piston and rings, and the overall cleanliness of the internal parts. Most impressive was the complete absence of carbon deposits on the piston tops and ring grooves. I was amazed that after almost 10 years of using AMSOIL the engine looked as good as it did when I rebuilt it in 2001.”

Recently, he decided the boat and engine were overdue for painting and restoration.

“I did considerable research into the original colors and marking of the engine as it was in 1974, and the picture is as close as I could get,” Neibuhr said. “The only difference was a small decal that had ‘Silver Starflite’ affixed to the mid section of the outboard. So I improvised and thought the people at AMSOIL would appreciate my ‘creativity.’”

AMSOIL Knowledge Base & Commitment to Excellence

AMSOIL Knowledge Base & Commitment to Excellence

I go to the AMSOIL HQ in the Twin Ports cities of Duluth/Superior at least once every year. There we have three to five days to pick up on industry trends, hear from suppliers, tour the latest plant/lab/research facilities and meet with the corporate staff.
Their purpose is to show us the how, why and what they are doing to stay ahead of the industry, never compromising on quality and of course the changing trends in the lubricants world.

Occasionally we hear from suppliers and they also tell us we should have no worries that AMSOIL will lose their lead in the marketplace as even the largest names in lubricants outsource almost all research involving evolving markets and as new chemistries are found. They simply don’t have the type of staff needed to keep up with AMSOIL’s 43 years of trend setting. AMSOIL doesn’t wait or rely on supplier “Trending Seminars” to know which direction they need to go..

It’s important for the customer to know that AMSOIL is focused on being the most reliable and ready to meet any need within the automotive enthusiast market. Just like communications technology, when you buy AMSOIL products you don’t have to worry if the grease is up to the latest standard for your excavating equipment or if the 2-cycle outboard oil will be honored by your warranty.

Ford, Chrysler, GM and European cars now all have models which call for a specific viscosity or manufacturer specification which is not part of the norm and must be followed. We also cover these specifics as well. In fact, we are willing to say that your vehicle will perform better and parts will last longer than when using the OEM labeled product.

If you are looking to buy in our Sioux Falls store and have specific questions I can save you some time. Call me directly and I can help you know what to look for before you arrive. My direct number is 605-274-2580. As for product info AMSOIL’s website has a great resource for looking up products. Use this link to open the tables and cross-reference pages for all vehicles and equipment.

If you are not in the immediate area you can order at wholesale via AMSOIL’s preferred Customer membership program which also saves you 20 to 30% off and you can use it in the store to save more as long as you join under the above link. Another option is to call 1-800-579-0580 as we use Speedee Delivery and can ship anywhere in the Dakotas, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois for about 40% less than UPS plus you will save the sales tax.

Thank you once again for reading our AMSOIL Dealer blog and hope to hear from you!!

Ches Cain

The Answer to 2-cycle Lawn Equipment Problems – Saber Pro 100:1

AMSOIL’s 2nd oldest product still raises the most eyebrows!! That’s because the company firmly stands behind the lofty 100:1 in any two-stroke premix motor. It took me years to also trust that number but not only did I follow it with impressive results, I was able to question the lab techs about it in person at the AMSOIL HQ in Wisconsin.

It’s a good sign when small engine retailers send their customer to our Sioux Falls shop for oil for their new STIHL products but for years prior I had several Texas customers swear by it in their commercial landscaping equipment being ran full throttle all day in the Texas heat.

Then at the HQ I learn twice now Southwest Research tested it against the competition (50:1 until the equipment failed)  and ours starting at 100:1 and then later to 300:1 without failure. Yes, if the engine fails while using AMSOIL Saber Pro at 100:1 and it is an oil related failure, they will replace the motor. They do not hide from this!! And your warranties are secure.

The company assures that if you are not comfortable at 100:1 you can rich it up to 80:1 or even any OEM mix ratio if you want but the performance will not be optimum. They also showed the dealers at the yearly training that even at 100:1 the customers equipment will experience less fouling, remain cleaner and last longer. This is because the overall temperatures will be reduced and you can operate at the same speed using less fuel. The evidence is staggering.

It’s a smart choice for owners of Husqvarna, Echo, Stihl, Lawnboy, Homelite and more. It is just as impressive and adds performance to motorcycles, hard ridden dirt bikes and scooters. Some moped owners claim an extra 4 or 5 MPH never reached before.

Another thing to take in consideration is the value. The most popular size is the 8 ounce bottle. This bottle is designed to treat six gallons of gasoline. I recommend 80:1 only because it’s easier to mix so that eight ounce bottle will treat the popular 5-gallon tanks.  Quarts are available which treat up to 24 gallons and a whole quart case treats up to 288 gallons of gasoline!

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The gallon is priced even better and treats up to 96 gallons or 80 at 80:1.

And the simple Pillow Packs which treat one single gallon. No mistakes. Popular with ice fishing.

100:1 Synthetic 2-stroke oil in simple 1-gallon treatment squeeze packages.

Saber Pro 100:1 in the pillow packs – Treats 1-gallon of gasoline

Here’s our recently published page on the 2-cycle product.

g1987_saberpro Data Sheet PDF

Just on product performance alone we should see the AMSOIL SABER Professional become Sioux Falls’s #1 best selling 2-cycle oil.

Easy read AMSOIL bottle for 2-cycle mixing

Eight Ounce bottle treats up to six gallons of gasoline.