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I picked up this McCulloh chainsaw at a yardsale a few days ago. I am not sure if it takes regular gas or 2 cycle gas...and the oil-- could you tell me the mixture? It is a gas powered 32" chainsaw. Other than the 'M U C' engravings, theonly detectable writing I can find on the saw is one number printed under the filter top/cap. thanks for any help you might be able to give. :-)

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It will take 2 cycle mix. I run all of my saws at about a 40: 1 mixture. I could likely run them at 50: 1 even but 40 is a little safer. The older saws had to have a richer mix due to the oils not being as good back then, not to mention the changes in engine technology. You can buy the 2 cycle mix at just about any hardware store. It will have a chart that tells you how much oil to mix in with the gas for a given ratio. If you really want to be safe with an older saw you might try it at 32: 1 Hope that helps you.

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