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too much 2 cycle oil

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by yrdandgardenhandyman, Jul 8, 2005.

  1. yrdandgardenhandyman

    yrdandgardenhandyman LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 953

    What will happen, besides smoking, if a person adds 3 1/2 oz of 2 cycle oil to a gallon and another dummy (me :blush: comes along) and adds another approximately 2 oz to the mix before he is stopped?
  2. Lawn Masters

    Lawn Masters LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 850

    You'll just have a little more plug fouling, or if you can, just put the fuel mix in a bigger can, and add another gallon of gas to it to dilute the oil. hey, too much oil is by far better than too little oil.
  3. freddyc

    freddyc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 578


    Not sure about your equipment but a 23:1 ratio might not be horrible. Some 2 strokes are 50:1 and others are 25 or 20:1.

    What is your standard mix ratio for this equipment???????????
  4. yrdandgardenhandyman

    yrdandgardenhandyman LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 953

    Most is 50:1. One older trimmer is 30:1.
  5. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    add another 1 &1/2 oz and another gallon of gas.Do not use it as it is now mixed.It is not good.
  6. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,640

    You may also plug up the exhaust port. I wouldn't worry about it! Like what was said above...too much is better than not enough.
  7. Remsen1

    Remsen1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,020

    you went from 36:1 to 23:1 ratio. probably nothing will happen, your equipment may just run a little rich.

    Take that gallon mix and pour half of it into another gallon container, then top off both containers with straight gas and you'll have a 46:1 mix. If this is too lean, to get it to 40:1 add .5 oz to each gallon container.
  8. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,562

    This guy I know told me to run 32:1 in my 2 cycles that are supposed to have 50:1. Is this good or bad?
  9. Gizmo_019

    Gizmo_019 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 104

    I've found that a 50:1 mix will stop up the mufflers on weedeaters and blowers. The Lawnboy push mower likes that much oil, but the weedeater and blower hate it. Took a flathead screwdriver and punch the muffler out on my old weedeater, ran awesome but was alittle too loud to use all day, and it never stopped up again with a 50:1 mix. Just my experiences. The guy I take my stuff to when it breaks told me I use the "cheap oil" and it puts out "ash" and that's what cloggs the mufflers. I used some good Stihl 2 cycle oil on the last batch of gas and when I put it in the weedeater and blower for the first time, they smoekd for about 5 minutes after being run then quit and have ran better, so I believe he is right.
  10. parttimer

    parttimer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 71

    Pour it in your truck and start over .I know that will work. :blob3: :blob3: :blob3:

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