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Old 04-26-2012, 07:02 AM   #1
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Just mixed my first batch with Stihl HP Ultra @ 40:1.... the color looks awfuly light compared to the penzoil I was using. According to my calculations the 2.6oz bottle I bought should have been mixed with .8gal for a 40:1 mixture whitch is exactly what I did. It just looks like a light mixture as i see it in my tank.
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:16 AM   #2
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easy to remember 3.2oz per gallon for 40:1
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:21 AM   #3
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Just mixed my first batch with Stihl HP Ultra @ 40:1.... the color looks awfuly light compared to the penzoil I was using. According to my calculations the 2.6oz bottle I bought should have been mixed with .8gal for a 40:1 mixture whitch is exactly what I did. It just looks like a light mixture as i see it in my tank.
Add some food coloring. 40:1 is plenty as it is formulated to run @ 50:1.
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:34 AM   #4
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Add some food coloring. 40:1 is plenty as it is formulated to run @ 50:1.
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Just mixed my first batch with Stihl HP Ultra @ 40:1.... the color looks awfuly light compared to the penzoil I was using. According to my calculations the 2.6oz bottle I bought should have been mixed with .8gal for a 40:1 mixture whitch is exactly what I did. It just looks like a light mixture as i see it in my tank.
Yep penzoil is like sludge...your engine will thank you for the Stihl Ultra HP from now on!
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:22 AM   #6
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Just mixed my first batch with Stihl HP Ultra @ 40:1.... the color looks awfuly light compared to the penzoil I was using. According to my calculations the 2.6oz bottle I bought should have been mixed with .8gal for a 40:1 mixture whitch is exactly what I did. It just looks like a light mixture as i see it in my tank.
Yes! it is a light greenish color. I am using it @ 50:1 with great results.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:40 AM   #7
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some companies use more dye than others dont go by the color.
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Here's a handy chart
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Add some food coloring. 40:1 is plenty as it is formulated to run @ 50:1.
Good idea, just use a solvent/petroleum based dye. You can have almost any color you want.
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:56 AM   #10
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thats the chart I used and came ot with .8 gallons to the 2.6oz bottle of Stihl im using...... just looked light not really worried
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Just mixed my first batch with Stihl HP Ultra @ 40:1.... the color looks awfuly light compared to the penzoil I was using. According to my calculations the 2.6oz bottle I bought should have been mixed with .8gal for a 40:1 mixture whitch is exactly what I did. It just looks like a light mixture as i see it in my tank.

I live in Charlotte and have been looking for this oil. Where did you find it?
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:17 AM   #12
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Stihl Oil is usually sold at any Tractor supply stores, I get mine at the JOHN DEERE mower Sales...hope this helps..
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Try Here for a dealer near you

http://www.stihldealer.net/locator/
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:17 PM   #14
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I run my HP Ultra @ 32:1 in my planes and it is very dark............use it 50:1 in my Stihl saw and it is still fairly dark. I love the HP Ultra and plan on using it from now on!
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I live in Charlotte and have been looking for this oil. Where did you find it?
got mine in Kannapolis... there is a John deere place in cornelius/huntersville that sells it
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