Question: Do I Need to Mix Oil with Gas for My Chainsaw?
The answer is most definitely yes. Don't take my word for it. Get the information from the experts...
"You wouldn’t dream of putting diesel gasoline in your car’s engine, or try to run a D-cell flashlight with 9-volt batteries. Common sense tells you that the result of trying to operate something with the wrong type of fuel can be futile at best, or worse – it can lead to expensive repairs.
Using the right type of fuel is critical in the safe and efficient operation of your STIHL equipment. All STIHL gasoline-powered equipment runs on a 50:1 mixture of gasoline and 2-cycle engine oil. Knowing the proper way to mix your fuel is the first step in keeping it running strong and long." - Stihl Chainsaws
"All 2-cycle engines require gas to be mixed with oil. The "oil" tank is for bar and chain lubricant. It has nothing to do with engine lubrication. The only lubricant the engine parts receive is what's mixed in the gas." - Madsen's Shop and Supply
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