First.... the numbers ratio you see is the fluid ounces of gasoline per
fluid ounces of oil.
So, a 32:1 mix is 32 ounces (one quart) of gasoline per ounce of oil. A
galon is four quarts, so you'd use four ounces of oil. Yes, some of the
newer oils use 3.2 ounces per galon, but lets not get confused.
Yes, you can mix smaller portions. One ounce of oil will make a quart of two
If you add less oil, you get a larger first number in the ratio. For
example, 2 1/2 ounces of oil in galon will give you about 50:1,and 1 1/4
ounces of il in the same galon will give you 100:1.
It won't hurt an engine to run it a bit too rich. For example your 32:1
chainsaw mix will run your 50:1 weed whacker. Might foul the plug a bit
sooner is all.
If you run an engine too lean (too little oil) it can destroy the engine.
The reason the manual reccomends 16:1 with other guys stuff is that too rich
won't hurt your engine -- but if you get some off brand oil, that might
To get from 100:1 to 50:1 you'd have to use either half the gasoline (50
ounces instead of 100 ounces)for the same oil, or double the oil.
Personally, i mix 32:1 and run it in my snow blower, chainsaw (s) and weed
whacker. After 6 months or so, I pour it through a funnel into the gas tank
of the truck, and go buy antoher galon of gas, and pour in 4 ounces oil, and
that keeps it simple.
Christopher A. Young
Learn more about Jesus
Click to see the full signature.