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Can you help with a old maytag hit and miss engine from the 1930s? I need to know the fuel they burn. I need to know if they use motor oil. I need to know where you add these two,I don't have a manuel.

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Posted on Dec 12, 2009

  • phillipgolde Jan 17, 2014

    The Maytag is a two cycle engine. Mix two cycle oil with gasoline.



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