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Old 06-05-2012, 04:20 PM   #1
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I picked up an older weed wacker at a pawn shop has no instructions .. was curious what a good mix ratio should be , i always just sort of guessed but would like to get a better idea what it should be or what a safe ratio would be.
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I have three and and several chain saws and they all take 50:1.
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ok, i was about 30-1 and was smoking a little there. thanks .
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If you use 50/1, make sure you're using an oil that will support that ratio. A lot of popular power eqipment oils are formulated for 32/1. Most of the 4oz bottles sold at the box stores add to a gallon of gas.

Who manufactured the weed wacker?
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its a homelite name but not sure if thats the manufacturer.
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Are you 100% sure it's a 2 stoke. I own a Homelite that's a 4 stroke.
Simple to check, look for an oil dip stick.
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The mixing ratio is more about the oil than the motor you are using it in. Get a good quality oil that can mix at 50/1 and use that. I have switched over to Synthetic oil and I have noticed an incredible difference in how much easier they start and runs smother both at full load and at an idle.
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