Which Gasoline Pour Into A Stihl Chainsaw
Hello! Glad to see you again, dear readers and subscribers of Andrew Noack’s Blog. Everyone who has a chainsaw at home, he already knows exactly what gasoline and how to fill it. But to someone who just wants to buy such an aggregate, the article will seem entertaining.
A chainsaw is one of the most convenient and versatile household units. Before use, you need to prepare the fuel mixture. But for the unit to work correctly, you must follow all the manufacturer’s recommendations. Each model is individual, so which gasoline should I put in a chainsaw?
Under the brand
For modern brands, for example, Husqvarna, Partner, Makita, Echo, Stihl, AI-92 gasoline is suitable. Today, just a huge number of people complain about the premature failure of chainsaws due to poor gasoline. Therefore, some experts recommend pouring AI-95 into such chainsaws. At the same time, a good AI-95 can “burn the piston”, and again some people find a compromise and mix AI-95 with AI-92. In general, it all depends on the quality of gasoline and ultimately you decide.
For domestic tools, the Urals, Friendship, it is recommended to take AI-80 gasoline. It is very important that fuel consumption is minimal.
Making the mixture: important proportions
When using a two-stroke engine, clean fuel is purchased separately and mixed with oil, often in proportions of 1:50. It is structurally impossible to install an oil pump in such an engine, so it is strictly forbidden to pour clean gasoline into a chainsaw! The proportions, quantity and some brands of the manufacturer are indicated in the instruction manual.
Important points in the cooking process:
- Domestic chainsaws work with oil M8-V, M-12TPU, M8-V, TP, MGD-14M. In some cases, you can use foreign options;
- Proportions: 2.5 l of FI-80 gasoline per 100 grams of oil;
- Foreign models are characterized by minimal fuel consumption. They work on foreign oils, and their proportions become 1:40 or 1:50.
To properly prepare the fuel, you will need a list of additional tools:
- A plastic or metal container for diluting a substance;
- Measured bottle for gasoline;
- Watering can for pouring a chainsaw into the tank.
Some manufacturers, such as Stihl, immediately make measuring tanks for more convenient measurement of the fuel mixture.
Different manufacturers produce oils of different colors. Manufacturer HP produces a red liquid. Green shade oil is a premium segment of “synthetics”. For Husqvarna chainsaw you need to take the oil of the appropriate brand. It has a high cost, good quality and has a green or blue color.
The main thing is to correctly calculate the proportions of the mixture. Excess oil can form soot on pistons and candles. Excess gasoline can cause engine failure or scoring on the pistons. Each manufacturer gives its proportions to models of different capacities.
To mix the components, you will need the above accessories. Also on sale you can find special canisters with two holes for oil and gasoline. Everything is very simple here, pour in the ingredients, tighten the lid tightly and mix by tilting the container. You can use glass and plastic bottles.
Water or dust should not enter the fuel mixture.
Good to know
Fuel must be prepared for 3 gas stations. After all, storing a large amount of fuel can adversely affect the operation of the chainsaw. A mixture can behave differently, because many factors will influence it. As a result, your household appliance can be seriously damaged, which will entail financial costs.
Sometimes even capacity can affect fluid quality. Plastic and glass react with gasoline, which can create a risk of sudden ignition.
It is important to remember that in the event of a chainsaw breakdown due to a poor-quality or incorrect mixture, the unit will not be able to repair the warranty.
The finished liquid can not be stored for more than a month, because the oxidation process takes place. After working with the chainsaw, you need to use up the remaining fuel, turn off the engine and remove the remaining fuel mixture.
One of the most important questions that arises for the owners of the saw tool, because everyone wants to know what to count on.
The volume of almost all tanks is approximately 500 ml. If the power of the chainsaw is 2 kW, then the consumption of the fuel mixture will be approximately 1.2 liters per hour of operation. Simply put, such a tool can work at maximum speed for half an hour without a break. If the chainsaw is not so powerful, then its tank volume will be smaller. So the user can independently control fuel consumption.
Over time, the user will learn how to service his tool without any help. The main task will be to maintain the economic unit in good, working condition, using high-quality fuel mixtures. Observe safety rules when preparing flammable liquids. This will help to preserve the tool, and also not harm yourself and the environment.
- Sometimes it’s better to pour a little oil than sorry. If you give a little more oil than indicated in the instructions, then nothing bad will happen. The formation of carbon deposits is possible in cases of large quantities of oil and if the specified proportions are not observed;
- It is better to store the finished mixture for a month and not more, because for some reason it will lose its quality;
- Proper shutdown. Be sure to use or drain the contents of the tank, so you can extend the work of rubber and plastic seals;
- Do not use oil designed for mopeds for chainsaws, because it is designed for low revs.
The correct operation of your equipment is entirely up to you. First, do not disdain the manufacturers’ signs or, as a last resort, the directions on the oil packaging. This will help to avoid unpleasant situations. Not always a neighbor knows what is best for doing. The cheapness of oil and gasoline is not an indicator of high quality, because breaking a tool can be much more expensive (about 80% of the cost of a chainsaw) than the money saved on a fuel mixture.
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