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What kind a fuel? gas/oil @ 20:1 mix? getting it started... It has been a lomg time since I used it.

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This 20/1 mix sounds a bit ritch,,, most blowers use about 40/1 but i like to see a bit of smoke from them ,,that way i know there getting oil to the bearings,, so start up with the 20/1 if it hunts to much thin the mix a bit,, better to have to much oil than none

Posted on Nov 17, 2009

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    Michael Thorpe Nov 18, 2009

    well thats a 40 to 1 mix witch is what i sead it runs on too?

    mind you im talking about a british gall,,,8,pints!

    not a US gall,,,6 pints? if its a US gall then that last mix of 4o/z per US gall would make it 30 to 1? thats even more oil in it?

    if a US gall @6 pints mix 3o/zs for a 40-1 mix or 2.5 ozs for 48-1 mix



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