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Re: oil, how much
A little trick i learned long ago - pull out the dipstick and wipe it off, use a black sharpie marker to color the dipstick up to the full line on both sides, let it dry and check your oil, you'll be able to see the oil level clearly
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A small qt bottle of SAE 30 wt oil, of ANY brand is fine for use in lawnmowers. The tolerances for the piston ring and cylinder are not so close to warrant more expensive synthetic blends. A simple std grade (cheapest) 30 wt is fine. It is a good practice to drain and refill your lawnmower engine before each cutting season, replace the air filter, and spark plug. Carburetors tend to foul so empty the gas tank at the end of each cutting season by letting the mower run out of gas... empty the float bowl, if it has a drain screw... this will keep varnish and gum from forming when you store it. Keep a spare cord on hand as they break when you least expect them to and when you need to use the mower. Hardware stores sell replacement cord, just cut to lengths as needed.
If you are referrig to 2 stroke oil, the answer would be no. Generally speaking 2 stroke oil is mixed with gasoline at the appropriate ratio and is used in gas powered weed eaters and chain saws. A lawnmower for the most part is considered a 4 stroke motor. You only need to use gasoline in the tank. Make sure that at the end of the season the gas tank is pretty low or even allow it to run dry. This is simply to avoid the harmful deposits that old fuel can cause to gaskets. If emptying of the gas tank is not easy, you can add fuel stabilizer to ensure that the fuel is usable for the next season.
white smoke means that there is water in the fuel air mixture during combustion. a bluish white smoke means oil is being burned during combustion. take another look and make sure which one it is. since all mowers ive seen are air cooled the only way water can be getting in the fuel air mixture is through the gas cap. check your gas tank and gas can for water. may be best to empty both and start over with fresh fuel