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Rejuvenate old plastics!

To really clean up old Ignition coils, cdi's, airbox's. covers/guards etc., mix 1 part WD40, 2 parts 20;1 two-stroke premix, 3 parts diesel. Add elbow grease later. Paint on or wipe with rag and let sit for 10 mins. Use wooden blade to scrape any tar/chainlube/roadgrime build up and repaint or wipe with mixture and rub off grime accordingly with good thick cotton rags. Prepsol and paint clear or Armour-All to keep in condition. Pics show before and after from my 30 year old - 70,000 klm DR650 airbox.

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how much oil do i add to a qt of gas to get a 50"1 mix?


TWO STROKE ENGINES REQUIRE A OIL TO FUEL MIXTURE TO RUN PROPERLY.THE MIXTURE CHART CAN BE FOUND ON A LOT OF DIFFERENT 2 STROKE OIL CONTAINERS.AND PACKAGING..ALWAYS PREMIX IN A SEPARATE CONTAINER.,SO THAT ITS MIXED WELL BEFORE USE..ITS CRITICAL THAT YOUR PREMIX IS AS CLOSE AS POSSIBLE TO YOUR ENGINES SPECS..BECAUSE IF YOU DON'T YOU WILL HAVE ENGINE FAILURE..AND ALWAYS USE A GOOD TWO STOKE OIL..

Feb 22, 2015 | Ryobi Garden

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Oil petrol mixture for Rockwell 26cc weedeater


Two cycle engines run on a mixture of gasoline and oil. Each engine type is designed to run on a specific gas-to-oil mix ratio.
IMPORTANT: Use only oil that is labeled for use in "Two-cycle" or "Two-stroke" engines. Home Depot and other stores now have "premixed fuel" of gas and 2 cycle oil.
To mix two-cycle fuel, start by putting correct amount of oil in gas can. Then slowly add correct amount of gasoline. Do not try to mix gas and oil directly in gas tank of equipment.

IMPORTANT: Do not use any fuel that is over 30 days old. Do not mix more fuel than you are likely to use in a month. Old fuel can gum carburetors and prevent starting. Always use fresh fuel.

The chart below shows correct amount of oil per gallon that each mixing ratio requires. Expect that yours will be between 32 gas to1 oil and 50 to 1. 32:1 and 50:1 are most popular.
Ratio GAS:OIL UNITED STATES OIL per 1 U.S. GALLON Gasoline
(128 oz.)
*INTERNATIONAL OIL per 1 IMPERIAL GALLON Gasoline
(160 oz.)
*INTERNATIONAL OIL per 1 LITER Gasoline
(metric)
32:1 4 oz. 5 oz. 31.25 mL 40:1 3.2 oz. 4 oz. 25 mL 50:1 2.6 oz. 3.2 oz. 20 mL

Jan 01, 2015 | Weedeater Garden

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I have a canon lawmower which is a two stroke engine and it is at least 20 years old so i have unfortunatley lost the manual over the years. It has recently ran out of oil so i have bought some more but it says on the lawn mower itself to mix with water, but I am not sure of the exact mix it is between oil and water can you help???


Serena you are all wet, literally. You mix oil and gas, not oil and water as they do not mix and will cause total failure of the engine.

You can buy little bottles of 2-stroke oil at auto parts stores and wal-mart and they will have written instructions right on the bottle as to how much gas to add to them. Generally one little bottle to 2 gallons or so of gas it is not critical, especially on a 20 year old engine. I use the same premix on chainsaws, hedge-trimmers, weed-eaters, etc.

Jul 07, 2011 | Garden

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Fuel mix ratio for Husqvarna 142E?Does it use premium gas?


husqvarna 142 e will use 91 octane fuel is ok and use qood quality 2 stroke oil
at the ratio of 50:1 premix that is 20 mils of 2 stroke oil for 1 litre of petrol that you mix

so if you want to make a 4 ltre mix add 80 mils of 2stroke oil to clean container and add 4 litres of petrol only and give good shake then fill saw


cheers hope it helps


pauly46

Mar 27, 2011 | Husqvarna Garden

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my topboy (2 stroke) motorcycle problem is overheating


is this a 2 stroke scooter? if it is, try to premix your gasoline. and try to test it. if it works, then your autolube has a problem. if it is a 4 stroke. try to check your coil. and try borrowing another coil and test it.

Apr 12, 2010 | 2005 Kymco Grand Dink 250

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