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2-cycle mix left over

Postby Farley » Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:24 am

I have about 1 gallon of of fresh gas and 2-cylce oil mixed up for a weed eater I no longer have. I was thinking of putting the remaining gas/oil mixture in the Cub to use it up. Any reason I shouldn't put it in the Cub?

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Re: 2-cycle mix left over

Postby gitractorman » Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:27 am

No, won't hurt a thing other than maybe foul the plugs a little. I'd do about 1/2 gallon of mix, to 2 gallons of gas. Do it that way and there's really not much oil in the overall mixture at all. It may smoke a little but that's about it.
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Re: 2-cycle mix left over

Postby motoscott909 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:04 am

I agree, it wont hurt anything. It may just make it smoke a little. I just poured 2 gallons into the cub leftover from my boat (2 cycle outboard).
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Re: 2-cycle mix left over

Postby danmcdonald » Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:30 am

I do it every fall to get rid of the weed whacker gas as I don't like to store it. Been doing it for years no problem.
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Re: 2-cycle mix left over

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:50 am

danmcdonald wrote:I do it every fall to get rid of the weed whacker gas as I don't like to store it. Been doing it for years no problem.
:Dito: may get slight smoke on occasion, but no problem, and I figure that on my mowing tractor which doesn't get used much in winter it is a little extra lubrication for the valves to prevent sticking
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Re: 2-cycle mix left over

Postby clodhopper » Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:01 pm

I couldn't tell a difference on mine, she already smokes... :roll:
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Re: 2-cycle mix left over

Postby prjones » Sat Aug 31, 2013 3:00 pm

I put left over outboard motor fuel in a ford maverick, ir fouled all the plugs.
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Re: 2-cycle mix left over

Postby Bus Driver » Sat Aug 31, 2013 3:53 pm

I use my leftover mix in my Diesel tractor. But it should be fine in the Cub if a couple of gallons or more of fresh gasoline is added. I doubt that any additional smoke will be visible.
Would nico-derm patches help the smoking? :lol:
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Re: 2-cycle mix left over

Postby beaconlight » Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:06 pm

I have even put left over fuel oil in the Low Boy. We had some dumb tenants would forget to order fuel and complain the burner went bad. I kept 10 gallons of fuel to start up to keep from freezing till the truck could get there. Sold the house and now had 10 gallons of fuel. Just added a gallon to a tank of gas till it was all gone. Never even noticed a difference.
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