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Do you use mixed gas for a ryobi weed eater??

Do you use mixed gas for a ryobi weed eater

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Unless it has a tag or decal on it saying it is a 4 cycle then it uses mixed gas/oil at about a 50:1 ratio. Straight gasoline will freeze the piston in the cylinder in mere minutes.

Posted on May 23, 2009

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I have a Ryobi 4-cycle S430 weedeater. Do you use regular gas? If so,what type of oil do you use?


A 4-cycle engine requires regular gasoline whereas a 2-cycle engine requires oil to be mixed with the gas.
A 4-cycle engine requires regular gas in the gas tank and engine oil in another tank. Your owners manual will tell you what grade of oil to pour into the oil tank compartment of the weed-eater.
A 2-cycle engine requires regular gas plus a certain amount of 2-in-1 oil mixed with it. The oil that is mixed into the gas container and shaken together to "mix" the gas and oil before pouring into the gas/oil tank helps to lubricate the moving parts of the engine like the piston movement between the piston and the pistons' wall known as the cylinder wall. Also the oil aids in the creation of a tight seal which causes compression to occur that is responsible for optimum operation of the engine itself. It also provides lubrication to the piston rings and reduces friction as the piston rings push against the cylinder wall.
4-cycle engine oil can be purchased at any oil store like Canadian Tire/Sears/Napa Auto Parts. Just ask for oil for your weed-eater and let them know that your engine requires 4-cycle engine oil. I am sure the service clerk will point you in the right direction.
I hope this helps!Have a great day!

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Ss30 ryobi weed eater fuel ratio


I work with weed eaters and mowers. Weed eater fuel ratio is normally a 40:1 ratio. That usually all weed eaters fuel ratio.

Sep 11, 2012 | Poulan/Weed Eater No. Te475 952711797 17"...

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I have a ryobi ss26 weed eater i would like to know what kind of oil do i mix with the gas


two cycle oil you can purchase from ACE, Menards,Home Depot.... the list goes on. Good Luck...

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Describe your Poulan/Weed Eater No. Te475 952711797 17" Le Gas Trimmer/Edger Problem Need gas to oil ratio for poulan prolink pp335 weed eater


I found the manual for this model weed eater, according to the manual the mixture...
and I quote "This engine is certified to operate on unleaded gasoline. Before operation, gasoline
must be mixed with a good quality synthetic 2-cycle air cooled engine oil designed to be
mixed at a Ratio of 40:1 ...."
and I quote once more from the manual "Helpful Tip. To obtain
correct oil mix ration, pour 3.2 ounces of 2 cycle synthetic oil into one gallon of fresh gas."

Hope that helps,
If you like I can send the manual via email if you need it.

:) happy weed thrashing

Aug 12, 2011 | Poulan/Weed Eater No. Te475 952711797 17"...

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I am looking for a Ryobi weed eater manual. Need to know how much oil to put in my weed eater. Can you give me an answer or where I can get a free manual. Thanks


You did not list which model Ryobi you have, however...
If your Ryobi has a silver or black shaft, then it is an older model and requires a 32:1 fuel mix. In the USA, that is 4 ounces of 2 cycle mix per gallon of gasoline. If your Ryobi has a yellow shaft, then it was made by HCP and uses a 50:1 mix or 2.6 ounces of 2 cycle mix per gallon.
Good luck!

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Ryobi weed eater head won't spin


Sounds like the clutch has taken a long trip south. If the clutch pads are not wore out, try some wd40 on the pad hinges.

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Need to know how much oil to mix with gas for a 4 cycle ryobi weed eater


You only need to mix oil with gas when it is a 2 cycle engine. 4 cycle engines run on straight gas. Since you didn't post your model number, here is a site you can hopefully find your owners manual at. Hope this helps.
http://odref.com/pdf/Ryobi/

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