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Fuel/oil Ratio

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Metalgear, May 31, 2002.

  1. Metalgear

    Metalgear LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    My Redmax 6200 Blower requires 32:1, But my Shindaiwa T-230 requires 50:1. It seems that all manufacturers are going to 50:1 and I would imagine this is to satisfy the govt. on emissions. Aside from emissions would it be OK to run both at say 32:1 or 40:1 for sake of convenience (one fuel container)? Would'nt want to burn anything up !!! Your opinions are appreciated !!
  2. MTS2357

    MTS2357 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 21

    Use two cans. Mark them well. Fresh gas and oil, in the proper ratios, go a long way in giving you the best chance for long tool life.
  3. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    One 8oz bottle of Amsoil 2 stroke oil in a 5 gallon can yields a 80 to 1 mix. Use it in all of your 2 strokes and forget about the different ratios. Your engines will run better, longer and cooler.
  4. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,465

    Richard is right. Use the 100 to 1 Amsoil but mix it 80 to 1. I have been running it in everything. You'll have virtually no build up in the exhaust ports, runs better and no smoke. I was scared to run Amsoil in my 2 strokes but have had no problems. Been using it since around 1982.
  5. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,028

    Amsoil is the way to go. I have run 100:1 in everything for 6 years and still have all the equipment. Nothing to worry about.

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