Synthetic Oil

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Today, we have an update in the never-ending synthetic (for those confused) 2 stroke engine oil recommendation.

Today from Amsoil Technical Service (response to my question which of their syns to use):

Greetings Brian.
Thank you for reaching out again to get clarification. I am a homeowner and I use the Saber in my 2 stroke engines. My best friend has a landscaping business, and he uses Saber in his 2 stroke engines many of which are Stihl. If it is for 2 stroke power equipment no matter what your line in life is, we recommend the Saber. It is a professional grade oil, meaning it is designed for professional use but can be used by anyone. I hope this makes it clearer for you.
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AMSOIL Technical Services
Tech Line: 715-399-8324
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At that price yoopers gotta lease em.

My 460 was $940, now over $1,200.
It's paid for itself many times over as each large oak tree removal from oak wilt death costs min. $1,000 each to remove.
I must have done 50 since I bought it.
 

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Just get a 572xp and youl be set! And a 500i cause its fuel injected! And a 395xp cause its a torque monster! And an ms881 cause its the biggest saw you can buy today! Then all youl want is a 661 and a 592 cause why not! Its an addiction!!!!
This is correct

But you cant forget a 3120, a 550xp or 346, and who dosnt love a 60cc do all like the 562xp.

But if you can find an old Makita than dont pass it up.

Let the saw eye candy begin!!

If I could afford to start a business selling boards and lumber id do it in a heart beat.
 

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At that price yoopers gotta lease em.

My 460 was $940, now over $1,200.
It's paid for itself many times over as each large oak tree removal from oak wilt death costs min. $1,000 each to remove.
I must have done 50 since I bought it.
There are guys on arboristsite that have new or used saws for great deals.
 

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So just looking for the best advise from the experts. Alot of reading here. But I have been like a ball bouncing back and forth with the choice I will make. So just looking for a basic combo to stop me in my place.
2014 1500 5.7 with about 68,000 miles (109,000kms).
Royal Purple filter 20-820 ??
5W20 oil? Or 5W30?
Pennzoil Ultra Platinum, Redline, Amsoil, or HPL??
And add Lubguard to any of the above mentioned?

I have bounced around so many times on the above choices. Just wanna get help to pick one and drive on. Lol


Thank you fellas!!!
 

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I will add, I was also just toying with the idea of Pacebrake filter relocation kit and Fumoto valve. But this was just cause I have been reading on the forum and makes me want to pamper the truck. Lol
 

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So just looking for the best advise from the experts. Alot of reading here. But I have been like a ball bouncing back and forth with the choice I will make. So just looking for a basic combo to stop me in my place.
2014 1500 5.7 with about 68,000 miles (109,000kms).
Royal Purple filter 20-820 ??
5W20 oil? Or 5W30?
Pennzoil Ultra Platinum, Redline, Amsoil, or HPL??
And add Lubguard to any of the above mentioned?

I have bounced around so many times on the above choices. Just wanna get help to pick one and drive on. Lol


Thank you fellas!!!
When Canadian Tire has Pennzoil Ultra Platinium on sale (like this week) it's tough to beat their price,it and a bottle of lubegard is generally considered to be the poor mans redline. 5W-30 is what i'd run.
Read the note at the bottom,this is from the 700 page printed manual for my 14.
 

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5W-30
If cold where you live, 0W-30 in winter.
Any oil above is fine, buy best price. PUP requires Lubegard added.
20-820 filter, if it fits. If not, 20-500.
Option is new Fram Endurance Oil Filter
 

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I will add, I was also just toying with the idea of Pacebrake filter relocation kit and Fumoto valve. But this was just cause I have been reading on the forum and makes me want to pamper the truck. Lol
If you decide on the PacBrake kit,take a die grinder or drill and round off the sharp edges with a sanding cartridge roll
 

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5W-30
If cold where you live, 0W-30 in winter.
Any oil above is fine, buy best price. PUP requires Lubegard added.
20-820 filter, if it fits. If not, 20-500.
Option is new Fram Endurance Oil Filter
So the 20-820 may not actually fit?? I was about to order a bunch of them from RP direct.
 

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When Canadian Tire has Pennzoil Ultra Platinium on sale (like this week) it's tough to beat their price,it and a bottle of lubegard is generally considered to be the poor mans redline. 5W-30 is what i'd run.
Read the note at the bottom,this is from the 700 page printed manual for my 14.
I was looking at the CT flyer this week and looking at the PUP too.
And your out in West Canada, so get similar temps as here.
I will scoot over and grab some jugs of 5W30 today. And order some Lubegard.
Did you end up running a Pacbrake as well?? If so did you stay with the same filter (20-820)?
 

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If we get cold winter days/nights, I have always plugged my truck in at work. I always wanted to baby it on startups, but also baby me, I wanted the heat sooner down the road. :) But I do always make a habit of plugging in.
 

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I was looking at the CT flyer this week and looking at the PUP too.
And your out in West Canada, so get similar temps as here.
I will scoot over and grab some jugs of 5W30 today. And order some Lubegard.
Did you end up running a Pacbrake as well?? If so did you stay with the same filter (20-820)?
I'm not a fan of the PacBrake kit,i run a modified Transdapt dual filter set up.My oil pressures went up by a couple psi over the stock set-up,using the dual filter set-up,i also got it with the older 3/4-16 thread pitch nipple$,that allows me to run alot bigger filter. I run the old style 30-8A filters,which are noticably larger then the stock filter,or the filter you can run on the PacBrake kit
 

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