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Motor Oil Mr. Fix It: Is it best to mix the oil/gas before I put it into the engine or should i mix it beforehand? Thanks!

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  • Kdabell Jan 26, 2009

    Thank you, Mr. Fix It, for the extra advise!!!

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SOURCE: I just foun out that i forgot to add oil to gas mixture to my blo

hello, what you should do is drain out the gas from the tank into a clean container so you can add the oil to it and you should also check your spark plug make sure it's o.k. after draining out the gas try starting the blower a few times with out the spark plug wire connected to the spark plug this will flush out and of the pure gas from the fuel lines, after doing this re-connect the Spark plug wire and add your fuel/oil mixture and re-start, it might take a few times for it to start due to all the gas in the engine but it'll start also if your blower has a primer bulb you may want to prime it a few times after adding the fuel oil mixture to get it in the combustion chamber, if after doing this you still get nothing you'll want to re-place your spark plug it might be fouled out. good luck

Posted on Mar 25, 2009

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SOURCE: I think they used wrong gas ie no oil mix and froze engine

If the piston froze to the cylinder wall its toast.

Posted on Feb 24, 2010

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