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Prior to 1978 its 50/1 from 1978 to about 1994 its 40/1 and after 1994 it's 35/1 till 2010 (no oil) its 4 cycle now these values were set by the EPA to the national forestry service on small engine emissions in forests
(where chain saws are used)

but generally speaking the more oil you can get to run in your saw the better it will be on it , all depends what it will cold start with in its; tank ?

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Unleaded fuel put in chain saw. Saw still working but I have lost the manual and don't know what to do or the correct dilution for oil/fuel mix.

I am not sure what your trying to get at put if it is a new saw they run fairly lean 50:1 but older saws run at about 20:1
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