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Old 05-31-2020, 02:59 PM   #1
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Really new to gas. I was wondering can you use the pre mix fuel from Canadian tire?
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Old 05-31-2020, 03:14 PM   #2
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Re: 2 stroke mix

It's 50:1.
I use what ratio the engine manufacturer says to use because I'm newish to gas as well.
I will not pay $10 a litre either when that is 10 times the pump price.
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Old 05-31-2020, 03:18 PM   #3
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Re: 2 stroke mix

Better to use the recommendations from the manufacturer on both brand of oil and ratio of oil to gas. After you become familiar with gas motors you can branch out with different brands of oil or premix but following the manufacturer's recommendations is a safe route to take. Unfortunately you are going to get a bunch of different recommendations and mix ratios from the local self proclaimed experts some of which have pedigrees that would impress even the most skeptical person among us.

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Re: 2 stroke mix

Having had taken a small engine repair course years ago you always follow the manufacturers recommendation on mix ratio's. And never ad extra oil to your mix, your doing the opposite of what you think your doing. Cheers Floyd
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Old 05-31-2020, 06:21 PM   #5
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Re: 2 stroke mix

Hey Floyd:

Why is adding "extra oil to your mix, your doing the opposite of what you think your doing"?
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Old 05-31-2020, 06:33 PM   #6
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Hey Floyd:

Why is adding "extra oil to your mix, your doing the opposite of what you think your doing"?
What your doing by increasing the oil amount is leaning out the gas amount and causing the engine to run hotter. More oil in the mix is less gas in the mix which is leaner running. That's why manufacturers recommend the oil mix. Think of it this way, if extra oil was better then all the 2-Stroke manufacturers would say ad extra oil. This might be opening a can of worms for some. Cheers Floyd
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Really new to gas. I was wondering can you use the pre mix fuel from Canadian tire?
Don't be afraid to mix your own with a good quality two stroke oil. Here is a simple way to figure out your ratio. You may already know this, but it really helped me when i got into gas:

1. Figure out how many litres you want to mix. e.g. lets go with 15 litres.
2. 15 litres x 1000 will give you 15000 Mililitres of gas.
3. Divide 15000ml by the ratio you want. e.g. lets use 40:1
4. 15000 / 40 = 375ml

SO, you will need 375ml of 2 stoke oil for 15Litres of gas to get 40:1

Only have a 5 Litre gas can? no problem. 5 x 1000 = 5000ml / 40 = 125ml of oil per 5 litres of gas and so on.

you want 32:1? same as above. 5L of gas x 1000 = 5000ml of gas.
5000 / 32 = 156.25ml of oil to get 32:1

take the amount of gas, times x 1000 then divide by the ratio you want to use.
You may already know this, but i just though i would pass it along, as I struggled the first couple years figuring out ratios every time i needed gas.
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Re: 2 stroke mix

If you're unsure about mixing, get your self one of these.
It shows mixes from 100:1 to 24:1

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If you're unsure about mixing, get your self one of these.
It shows mixes from 100:1 to 24:1

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Hey Tim, where did you get that bottle from? I've been looking for something like that for awhile.
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I think it was ebay!
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