View Full Version : 2stroke fuel test

04-23-2008, 03:48 PM
Hey. I need to know if there is a way to test fuel to see if it has 2cycle oil in it. I know you can look at it generally and tell. But my problem is if the customer swears they put the oil in it I need to have a way to "show" them they did not.

Anyway, ideas/suggestions appreciated.

04-23-2008, 04:00 PM
Yes, there is.

Take a piece of paper. Mark off three areas on the paper - "fuel only", "suspect fuel" and "known mix".

Put a few drops from corresponding gas onto appropriate area of the paper.
When the fuel evaporates, any oil residue will be on the paper.

If your "known mix" has a darker stain than the "suspected mix" from the 2-cycle unit, there was not enough oil in the fuel.

04-23-2008, 04:42 PM
That's reasonable enough. Didn't think about anything like that. Thanks for the idea.