Originally Posted by Trey
For many years off and on, I've done lawn-care work. My experience has been that any petroleum based, non marine, 2 cycle oil, and any pump gas will run any piece of lawn equipment. Obviously the mix ratio may be different per the manufacturer. I have never destroyed or damaged any equipment in any way by choice of oil brand name, or gas octane rating.
Your engine is similar to all of those engines. I would treat it the same as all of those engines. Some members feel strongly that synthetic oil and a certain octane is better than other options for whatever reasons, and they may be right.
My 4-Stroke gets low-grade pump gas, and 1oz per Gallon of Sea
Right or wrong I've just understood that 2 cycle engines should not have ethanol used in them. It would certainly be more convenient if it didn't matter. I guess I can research this a bit.