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Old 12-23-2014, 10:17 PM   #1
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Wrong fuel mix in snowblower


I just purchased a used snowblower from a friend, and when he was filling it up for me to test, he accidentally used a gas/oil mix instead of just regular unleaded gas. It's a 50:1 mix and probably only has about a 1/4-1/2 gallon of fuel in the snowblower. Is it safe to simply run through this mixture (and maybe dilute it some more with regular gas)....or do I need to drain all the fuel and start with fresh gas?
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Run it as is or dilute if that makes you happy. I'm just so glad you doing it and not me.
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Ayuh,.... Top it off with fresh gas, 'n Run it,....


That tiny bit of oil, won't hurt a thing,....
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Worst that could happen, but not likely is the plug gets fouled up. Simple fix.
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I would drain it.
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Thanks guys...I appreciate the comments thus far.
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I run castor bean oil mix in my 4-cycle mower. Neighbors think I'm weird when they see me sniffing the exhaust....but who cares!
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Just put some fresh gas on top of it. I've put gas oil mix in my 4 stroke mower a few times,just to get rid of it[along with straight gas]
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I would drain it.

Ayuh,.... Why,..??..??
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I run castor bean oil mix in my 4-cycle mower. Neighbors think I'm weird when they see me sniffing the exhaust....but who cares!
I remember reading that WW1 airplanes and their caster oil use would give the pilots chronic diarrhea ....
maybe that's why your neighbors think your weird.
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