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I am running an older lawn boy I picked up at a swap meet and want to change the oil first before I take it out on the maiden voyage. Any recommendations on a good synthetic oil for it?
 

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Amsoil is a good choice for a synthetic. Never heard of a lubrication failure from it. I am currently trying to get my hands on an oil called Blue Marble. Not synthetic, but a very highly refined dino oil that is pretty popular with the boating and snowmobiling crowds.
 

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I've recently started using Amsoil synthetic (Saber Professional) 100:1 2 cycle oil. I mixed it at 80:1 and its virtually smoke free and the tecumseh loves it. I had a thread over on MTF that asked peeps to chime in on their experiences with it and not one response was negative. And mixing it at the leaner oil ratios makes it cheaper to use than standard dino oil mix.
 

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If your lawnboy is a 2 cycle, there is no oil to change. You will need to mix oil with the fuel for engine lubrication. I recently started using Amsoil Saber at 100 to 1 mix ratio and using premium gas. I am using this mix in all of my 2 cycle equipment. All of the 2 cycles seem to like it. There is very little smoke and they run well. Also, you may want to use an additive to counter the ethanol if your gas contains ethanol. Ethanol is death on small engines.
 

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I've used Echo Power Blend at the mix the manufacturers recommend with excellent results. No smoke at all either and the engines have no carbon build up either.
 

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I've recently started using Amsoil synthetic (Saber Professional) 100:1 2 cycle oil. I mixed it at 80:1 and its virtually smoke free and the tecumseh loves it. I had a thread over on MTF that asked peeps to chime in on their experiences with it and not one response was negative. And mixing it at the leaner oil ratios makes it cheaper to use than standard dino oil mix.
You will see better performance and less possible issues with a 100:1 Mix. Obviously your current 80:1 is fine but better overall performance at my suggested ratio as well as the bottle states. Running a hotter plug is also suggested with this for optimum results. Any questions or concerns feel free to let me know. I will be the Technical Voice for all Amsoil products.
 
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