Homelite broom help I put way too much oil in now it's smoking!
I put oil directly in the tank of the blower instead of mixing it with one gallon of gas! I put the same amt of oil for one gallon directly in the small tank. It started then smelled and smoked a bit, then stopped. What do I do now? Can I drain and start again with the correct ratio? Help! It's been over 3 years since I used it and it would have been NICE if the ratio had been printed on the darn thing.
Re: homelite broom help I put way too much oil in now...
I agree finding the ratio is no as easy as it should be. yes. drain the tank. don't use the old gas somewhere else. use fresh gas & mix ratio in separate gas can or container. use a bit of ether/starting fluid into the air-filter inlet opening help fire it up. a new plug is fairly low cost and easy and that might also be needed after the oil bath and 3 years.
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First 2-cycle additive motor oil stays fresh for about 12 months. If other than Homelite oil is used it is suggested that a mix of 16:1, which is 1 gallon of gas to 8 oz. of the mix.I got this information out of my homelite manual. The best rule of thumb is that you want the chainsaw to smoke alittle while running. That way you are sure that the motor is being lubed.
Homelite Mighty Lite engines require the gas/oil ratio to be mixed at 50:1. That is 2.6 ounces of oil per gallon or 1.3 ounces of 2 stroke oil per half gallon of gas. I recommend using synthetic oil. It lubricates much better, allows the engine to run cooler and smokes less.
The mixture should be at a 50:1 ratio, using Premium Exact Mix™ 2-cycle engine oil. If Premium Exact Mix™ 2-cycle engine oil is not available, use a high quality 2-cycle engine oil, mixed at a 50:1 ratio.
You can get the manual on the link below if you need it also.
Your fuel-oil mixture has too much oil in it. The standard ratio is 40:1 which means one of the little bottles of 2-stroke oil (about 2.6 fluid ounces) is added to 1 gallon of gas. Homelite recommends a 50:1 ratio but 40:1 is better, at least in my opinion.
The last time you made the mix, did you pour the oil into the gas or did you pour the oil into a little bit of gas in the gas can, shake well and then fill it with a gallon of gas? The former can give you lots of smoke as well because it is not mixed thoroughly. The latter is the best way to mix because the agitation and the flow of gas mixes the oil better.
Other possible causes to this problem are: how old is the mix you are using? Did this mix sit all winter last and you sre using it now? If so, did you add some Stabil to the mix before storing?
Depending on your answers to the above questions, you can determine why you are getting so much white smoke.
My recommendation to you is to:
(a) Empty the blower gas tank.
(b) Mix a fresh batch of oil and gas in an approved fuel container.
(c) Pull the spark plug and inspect it, if it is black/sooty replace it.
(d) Pour the new mix into the tank and start the blower.
This should get rid of the excess smoke, if it doesn't, let me know here. Good Luck!
Yes, most likely. I am not sure what model you have, but if you don't put oil in the crankcase, then it is. I would mix 50:1 ratio. Use optimix. one tube for a gallon of gas. It burns clean and they warranty any motor you use it in. When you use this, it doesn't matter the ratio, so you can use it in all of your 2 stroke units. Also, it won't hurt a four stroke unit either.
Hi If you remove the fuel you believe to be the mixture out of the fuel tank and refuel with the correct mixture then remove the air filter. Put a few drops of the correct mixture in to the intake it should start. it may take a few times of repetting putting the fuel in to the intake, but eventually it will clean out the bad fuel and run good.Remember to replace the air filter!