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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.

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  • stineaac Nov 08, 2008

    Thanks! I'll do that. I'm not sure where the plug is or how to change that though. Thanks again!

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    how much high performance 2-cycle oil do i mix in a 2.7 gallon gas tank?

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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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