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David Hilgendorf
by David Hilgendorf
February 28, 2023

Hard-starting, rough-running equipment is frustrating and inefficient. Learn how SABER® Professional Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil helps reduce equipment operating costs and improves performance.

Anyone who’s owned or operated a two-stroke string trimmer, chainsaw, leaf blower or similar equipment has struggled with hard starts, no matter how many times you pulled the cord or adjusted the choke. If the machine finally fires up, it runs rough and threatens to stall. Read on to learn more about the cause and an effective solution.

Hard starting

Heavy carbon deposits in the exhaust port and on the spark arrestor screen are often to blame. Internal combustion engines require a steady supply of air to run properly and produce maximum power.

The engine draws air through the intake and burns it in the combustion chamber along with the fuel and oil. The moving piston expels the exhaust gases through the exhaust port and spark arrestor screen on the muffler. In a properly running engine, this happens thousands of times each minute and goes unnoticed by the operator.

However, two-stroke oils with poor detergency properties can allow carbon deposits to build up in the exhaust port and on the spark arrestor screen. Carbon chokes off airflow, which causes the engine to slowly lose power and run poorly. Soon, it becomes hard to start or fails to run altogether, unless you remove the muffler and clean the exhaust port and spark arrestor screen.

Most operators don’t want to waste time cleaning deposits, especially busy professionals who need their equipment to perform optimally to complete jobs quickly and efficiently.

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Fight carbon

SABER Professional Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil solves the problem with carbon buildup. It features excellent detergency to fight power-robbing carbon deposits and keep exhaust ports and spark arrestor screens clean for easy starting and maximum power.

As the images below show, SABER Professional mixed at 100:1 nearly prevented deposits, while another leading oil brand mixed at 50:1 resulted in heavy deposits and considerable airflow loss. In fact, heavy deposits on the screen from the string trimmer in this test prevented the trimmer from starting and required a screen replacement.

Lower cost, more performance

Lab testing has proven that SABER® Professional Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil mixed at 100:1 fights carbon deposits better than competing brands at 50:1 while also delivering outstanding wear protection. By using a 100:1 mix ratio, SABER Professional provides the added benefit of cutting oil costs by 50% or more compared to using a 50:1 mix ratio.

Experience the SABER’s edge to save money and ensure your two-stroke equipment starts easily and runs strong when you need it most.

Note: Results represent properties of oil available to consumers at the time of testing and not subsequent reformulations or oil that has not been tested.

by David Hilgendorf

AMSOIL Technical Writer and 20-year veteran of the motorcycle industry. Enjoys tearing things apart to figure out how they work. If it can’t be repaired, it’s not worth owning.

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