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Old 10-08-2007, 08:51 AM   #1
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2 Cycle Mix - what to use???


I have 2-cycle machines that call for 40/1, and others that call for 50/1. I would like not to have two cans of 2-cycle gas. Can I use the 40/1 in all?

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Old 10-08-2007, 12:19 PM   #2
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Yup. I just run one of those small 4 oz. bottles with 1 gallon of fuel. Sometimes manufacturers go a tad overboard with the ratio. the 50:1 engines will just have a tad more oil.

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Old 10-09-2007, 07:37 AM   #3
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I know from Expierince that the Stihl runs like )&*^)*%*) on a 40:1 mix........ as they're designed for 50:1
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Old 10-10-2007, 02:37 PM   #4
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I would buy Husqvarna or Stihl Oil (high quality), and actually run 50:1 in all....
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Old 10-10-2007, 04:26 PM   #5
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Just my thoughts here, and I don't like having two cans, either......but I tend to think the engineers who design the tools and establish the specs might know a little more about their tools than I do.......

What I do know for a certainty is that a second gas can is a whole lot cheaper than a new trimmer or chainsaw.
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Old 10-10-2007, 04:46 PM   #6
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touché - although, I used to sell lawn and garden equipment, and we did in fact recommend this practice - not that it is ideal.
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Old 10-10-2007, 05:28 PM   #7
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Itcobretti, with the advances in oil technology it may very well be safe to do that, especially with synthetics, but what about warranties?

I'd always be wondering, after something wore out, if I could have gotten a couple more years out of it if I'd followed instructions. Yeah, I admit it, I'm anal about my tools......lol!
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I'm sure my advice would void the warranty Funny how I always point that out when it comes to installing flooring, but not here!
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Old 10-11-2007, 08:59 AM   #9
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I don't know about warrantees and I don't have much faith in them anyway, but a mechanic once suggested that I could find a happy medium for all and too much oil would only cause a need for more spark plugs or cleaning of them. I have a 5 year old honda (4 cycle) mower, an 8 year old craftsman backpack blower and a 9 year old homelite trimmer....I used 40-1 for all because I won't use 2 or more cans......and I never have any issues.
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Old 10-24-2007, 06:05 AM   #10
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We use walmarts super tech oil in all our stuff all runs great

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