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It's one fill of petrol to one cap of two stroke oil.
If you want to put in more, that is no problem, but it will smoke a lot!

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3. What is the purpose of item 44 (check valve). If it is an oil tank vent, and not opening, you are creating a vacuum in the tank if the pump is operating. Loosen the oil cap and see if it oils. If yes replace the check valve.

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