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Smoke from snowblower muffler

When snowblower is on smoke comes from muffler i use reg gas ans 2 cycle oil 1:1 ratio can i add a additive to stop somke i was told its common what do you feel

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Your gas to oil ratio is 32 to 1. Should cut down on smoke. replace sparkplug at same time.

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Same question but for a Toro 3690

the oil used is 2 stroke oil---any brand ( not engine oil) as it has special additives that make the oil cling to the parts with out blocking the carby jets
next the ratio is normally etched on the fuel cap as 20:1 or the like
fuel can be the lower octane rating fuel but not e-mix fuels
a call to a toro service center or local mower shop will tell you what the ratio is ( could be 50:1 for a 25cc engine)
From experience I would say about 35:1 for a start and watch the oil smoke from the exhaust at rpms
no smoke seen is too light on the oil and smoky is too much oil
the correct ratio will be when you can just see smoke at rpms

Dec 15, 2015 | Toro Garden

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What is the oil mix for 2 gallons of gas for a 2 cycle gas leaf blower

Only use 50 to 1 as that is what is specified.

To get 50 to one ratio with the 6.4 oz bottle of 2 stroke oil just add 2 1/2 U.S.. gallons and that will be 50 to 1 ratio so you will have the correct ratio .

Aug 11, 2014 | Husqvarna 130bt 130 Bt Gas Powered...

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Snowblower smokes

Try running it for a while, also check the oil level and make sure it is not overfilled. If it is a 2 cycle make sure the oil and gas mixture is correct, most are 50/1 ratio. That is to say 50 parts gas and one part oil.

Jan 15, 2012 | Garden

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How much 2 cycle oil do i add to 4 gallons of gasoline

Add 3.2 oz of 2 cycle oil to one gallon of gas (40:1 ratio)

Dec 26, 2009 | Husqvarna Backpack Blower, Model No. 356bt

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I need to find out the gas and oil ratio mixture.

The correct ratio for a Husqvarna 155bt is 50 parts gas to 1 part oil, using more oil or the wrong type of oil will cause more damage then good, The high quality synthetic blends of 2 cycle oil like Husqvarna and Echo oils have almost no carbon ash content in them, Carbon ash will form deadly deposits in the exhaust ports and muffler that will rob power and destroy the engine. Also make sure you never use oil marked TWC, this is for water cooled 2 cycle engines and will not transfer the heat correctly for cooling an air cooled engine

Nov 14, 2009 | Husqvarna 155bt Gas Backpack Leaf Blower

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What is the oiul to gas mix ratio?

If it really is a 4 cycle you don't add oil to the gas. If it's a 2 cycle add 2.3 oinces of oil to 1 gallon of gas

Oct 31, 2009 | Craftsman 4 Cycle Blower/Vac

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What is oil to gas ratio? What type of oil what type of gas/

A mixture of 40:1 would give good performance and protection with minimal smoke issues.
3.2 ounces of oil added to 1 gallon of gas would equal a 40:1 ratio.
Don't use outboard motor oil. Water cooled engines on those.Use a 2-Cycle oil specific to AIR COOLED engines.
Hope this hepls!

Sep 26, 2009 | Poulan Featherlite Gas Blower, with Low...

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I have a Silver Eagle McCulloch Gas Blower. Mod 400048-14 Ser # 16-039739. What fuel mixture does it use? AND It has no spark. Plug looks good but a new one might help. Ken

The fuel ratio is determined by the oil and not the machine. Not all

oil is the same. When a manufacturer recommends a fuel ratio,

they are trying to direct you to the oil that they offer for sale. Over

the years 2 cycle oil has been offered in 16:1, 32:1, 40:1 and 50:1 .

Unfortunately for the user it is easy to get confused when selecting

oil. It is not difficult if you just think about it. There are two major

differences in 2-cycle engines. There are water cooled and there

are air cooled engines and the oils are entirely different. Water

cooled (outboard) engines run at much lower temperatures and at

much lower RPM's. It is necessary for outboard oils to burn during

the combustion cycle. In this situation the oil turns to smoke so

that the oil is not deposited in or on the water. Air cooled engines

run at a much higher temperature and must not be used with

outboard oils. In an air cooled engine the oil should leave the

muffler in liquid form. If the oil turns to smoke it is not able to

lubricate the engine and a very undesirable carbon deposit is left

behind leading to engine failure or stuck piston rings.

Since a top quality mixing oil will cost $12 or more for a six pack

(that comes out to well over $100 a gallon of oil) there is little

wonder that so many companies want a piece of that pie. Cheap

oils no bargain even if it is free. If the oil says it is for outboards,

lawn mowers, string trimmers, and chain saws, they are telling you

that they know nothing about 2 cycle engines and only want to take

your money.

You should choose an oil whose brand is that of an engine

manufacturer. Obviously these companies are not in the oil

business but they want to make sure that they do not cause

warranty claims from an inferior oil. The life of you engine is

dependent on choosing a good grade of oil. You should pick an oil

that you trust and that you can purchase on a consistent basis.

Unlike gasoline, oil does not deteriorate with age. It is better to buy

enough to last you a year or two than it is to change brands every

time you run out.

Sep 08, 2009 | McCulloch Garden

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>>All Two Stroke Engines will use a 50 to 1 Ratio using Today's Two Stroke Oils. I once had an Old Chainsaw probably from the 1960s, maybe Earlier 70s that had a sticker on it that said to use a 25 to 1 Fuel/Oil Ratio, but that would have been using Two Stroke Oils of the Time Period the Chainsaw was Manufactured. I was having a Problem with Oil Coming Out of the Muffler and Started Decreasing the Oil in the Gas. I Reduced the Oil Until it was a t a 45:1 Ratio and Decided to be Safe, I would Use a 40:1 Ratio Mix. In that Chainsaw I used 50 to 1 Ratio with no problems. Today's Two Stroke Oils compared to Yesteryears are more Efficient at Lubricating. It is like comparing Today's Synthetic Motor Oil to Motor Oils of Decades ago. All the Equipment I use in Landscaping, anything from a Weed Eater, Leaf Blower, Chainsaw, Hedge Trimmer, use 40 to 1 ratio, and I use all types of makes and models, Stihl, Homelite, Husqvarna, Shindaiwa, and Echo, Sears. I mix up a 5 Gallon Fuel can and use it in all of the Equipment for my Customers and for my Landscaping. I like my Fuel/Oil Ratio a Little Heavy, so I use a 40:1 Ratio. The Following was Copied and Pasted here from and MTD E-mail to me when I Asked for the OEMs Suggested Mixture for this Unit. The mixture, as described by the engine manufacturer, is a 50:1 ratio when using the approved types of 2-cycle engine oils.
50:1 ratio is a mix consisting of 2.5 ounces of 2-cycle oil per 1 gallon of gasoline.
The 2-cycle oil used should be approved and have one or more of the following specification titles: NMMA TC-WII, TC-W3, JASO FB, or JASO FC. NOTE: If unsure of the 2-cycle oil specifications, or the oil is not approved, use a 32:1 fuel to oil ratio for All 2 Cycle Equipment Except for Hole Drills/Augers (These Use a 25:1 Ratio Mix).
NOTE: Always mix 2-cycle fuel oil and fuel in an approved gasoline safe container prior to filling the engine. Make sure to use a separate gas can for this 2-cycle fuel mixture and label it accordingly. Keep in mind that the fuel capacity of these engines normally is less than a gallon, therefore you will have to use this extra oil mixture for multiple fuel fills. Adding a fuel stabilizer will also help to increase the shelf life of fuel.
>>I have Heard the Recommendations About the Stabilizer making Gasoline Good for 18 to 24 Months. I have Never Gotten Good Performance from Gasoline that has been Stored with Stabil in it if the Gasoline is Over 10 to 11 Months Old. After that Amount of Time the Breakdown Process has Started (But is Slowed Somewhat by the Stabil Additive I Assume) and from then on the Performance of the Equipment I am Using Gets Worse. I Suggest Using All the Gasoline Up Within 9 to 10 Months Tops. You will Never be Sorry you Did.
I have Not Seen a Recall Notice for this Unit, However, you can Check with your Local Dealer if you Suspect a Recall has been Issued for this Unit.
Please, Do Not Hesitate, If I Missed Something or you Hit a Snag or this Does Not Correct the Problem, I am Here if You Require More Assistance.
Hope this Helps. Let me Know What Happens, Please. May the All Mighty Bless You and Yours. Be Safe and Be Happy. Thanks.

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