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Homelite weedeater smokes

Does it smoke because of too much gas in the mixture or not enough gas in mixture

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Yes, you have too much oil in the gas.

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Posted on Jun 16, 2009

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If it's not stamped on the fuel cap the I would try 50:1 if it smokes a little cut it back to 32:1 its always better to start with a higher mix when not sure any smoking is just the excess oil burning off in the muffler. It's better to have to much oil than not enough when it comes to 2 stroke engines.

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