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Old 02-25-2010, 12:55 AM
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How do you guys mix your fuel?

A 50:1 ratio requires 2.6 onces per gallon if my math's
right, but a lot of times a gas can will hold a little more
fuel than what it says on the can ... so if you were to
fill up a 1 gallon gas can all the way, your mix ratio might
be slightly off. You guys use measuring cups then?
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Old 02-25-2010, 01:06 AM
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Make your life easier and get a synthetic such as Opti-2 or Amsoil 2 stroke oil.

One mix for all ratios. Takes all the guesswork and multiple 2 cylce cans out of the equation, not to mention your equipment will last longer and you get way less smoke.
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Old 02-25-2010, 01:51 AM
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A 50:1 ratio requires 2.6 onces per gallon if my math's
right, but a lot of times a gas can will hold a little more
fuel than what it says on the can ... so if you were to
fill up a 1 gallon gas can all the way, your mix ratio might
be slightly off. You guys use measuring cups then?
when filling have the gas attendant (in NJ) or yourself put 1 gallon into the can...it's right on the pump....easy to measure.
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Old 02-25-2010, 02:48 AM
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Nope, I use a 2.5 gallon can.
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Old 02-25-2010, 03:42 AM
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You don't have to be that precise. As far as a measuring cup goes... Just get yourself a tip-n-pour container. They can be found everywhere and often don't cost anything. You can usually find them at The Home Depot, Lowes, Sears or Walmart in the mower section. Here's an example from Poulan.

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Old 02-25-2010, 03:44 AM
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I suppose I could just have the gas station person punch in
2.5 gallons on the keyboard and have the pump shut off
right at 2.5 gallons.... that is if the pump is accurate enough.
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Old 02-25-2010, 03:45 AM
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Oh yeah... You only need to buy the container once. Just keep refilling it from a larger container as needed.
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Old 02-25-2010, 03:46 AM
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that is if the pump is accurate enough,
I don't know.
I've been doing this forever. It's not that critical.
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Old 02-25-2010, 03:55 AM
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How many ounces of oil with 2.5 gallons?
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Old 02-25-2010, 04:12 AM
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How many ounces of oil with 2.5 gallons?
6.4 to be precise.
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