I believe that you got good advice from on using the synthetic 2 cycle
oil. Just remember to break in new equipment on traditional oil and
mix ratios before using your synthetic mix.
My friends and I switched over to high ratio synthetic mixes for our
huge assortments of 2 cycle engines and none of us have had any
Ashton Crusher wrote in message ...
Over the years I acquired an assortment of 2 stroke power tools that
needed oil-gas mixtures. One of the first was a Poulan Chain saw,
maybe 25 years ago, that I still have. After that have been a variety
of weed-eaters and blowers. The Poulan called for 16:1 gas:oil mix.
The other stuff varied from around 32:1 to 40:1 or thereabouts. I
also used to have an outboard motorboat that used 50:1 ratio.
One time when I went to get a carb rebuild kit for one of the blowers
I saw they had some 3.2 oz cans of oil to mix with the gas. I had
been mixing more like 4 oz per gallon. I asked the guy if he had any
4 oz cans so it would be the right ratio. He said, "You don't need
that anymore, just use these 3.2, it's synthetic and works for
everything. So that's what I started using. I had had the Poulan
chain saw so long I had forgotten it was supposed to be 16:1 so it,
along with everything else was getting this 3.2 oz oil mixed with a
gallon of gas. I've never had any problems with any of these things,
other then they eventually wear out after a decade (except for the
Poulan chain saw which is still working great).
Have I just been lucky in using this 40:1 mix in stuff that has been
supposed to have anywhere from a 16:1 to 30:1 mix in it or is what
they guy at the small equipment repair place told me true, that the
new 3.2 oz oil cans are good for EVERYTHING now?