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#4495398 - 08/22/17 04:58 PM 2 Cycle oil / gas
WyrTwister Offline

Registered: 01/13/13
Posts: 1141
Loc: Texas
What have you all seen happen if oil / gas is accidentally used in your standard flat head economy B&S lawn mower ?

Thanks , :-)

Edited by WyrTwister (08/22/17 04:58 PM)
God bless

#4495408 - 08/22/17 05:02 PM Re: 2 Cycle oil / gas [Re: WyrTwister]
bioburner Offline

Registered: 09/19/16
Posts: 1418
Loc: Minnesota
Use it all the time. Like to keep the gas fresh in the little 2 strokers so if the mix gets more than a month old it goes into the riding mower. No issues and same goes for the mixed outboard motor fuel.

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#4495423 - 08/22/17 05:24 PM Re: 2 Cycle oil / gas [Re: WyrTwister]
NHGUY Offline

Registered: 10/09/11
Posts: 4962
Loc: USA
Those run on anything...even rubbing alcohol!

#4495486 - 08/22/17 06:31 PM Re: 2 Cycle oil / gas [Re: WyrTwister]
RedOakRanch Offline

Registered: 11/10/13
Posts: 828
Loc: Central Coast California
No worries many do it on purpose. I used to run 50/1 in a 4 stroke honda 70, no change in performance. I only did it because all my gas cans were mixed for chainsaws.
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#4495510 - 08/22/17 06:58 PM Re: 2 Cycle oil / gas [Re: WyrTwister]
justintendo Offline

Registered: 03/04/17
Posts: 98
Loc: northwest pa
no problems, if done too much you will get carbon buildup on everything. all over valves, plug, exhaust..a few times wont hurt.
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#4495568 - 08/22/17 08:23 PM Re: 2 Cycle oil / gas [Re: WyrTwister]
Crispysea Offline

Registered: 04/14/17
Posts: 344
I've done it for years, whenever I have extra 2-cycle gas lying around. I just put some Techron in it later to keep the carbon buildup away.

#4495603 - 08/22/17 09:04 PM Re: 2 Cycle oil / gas [Re: WyrTwister]
92saturnsl2 Offline

Registered: 03/02/04
Posts: 1188
Loc: Flaherty, KY
I do the same thing. If the 2-stroke mix is getting near end-of-season and I have nothing for it to go in, it gets used in the next piece of 4-stroke OPE I have to run before winter. I try not to run it full-strength, like half straight gas, half 2-stroke mix if I'm able. If there's still some left over, it goes in my 1985 Ford pickup which doesn't really care what goes in it, within reason.
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#4495635 - 08/22/17 09:47 PM Re: 2 Cycle oil / gas [Re: WyrTwister]
Panzerman Offline

Registered: 12/16/06
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Loc: Port Orange, Florida
The last construction company I worked we mixed all the gas for small equipment because we were afraid the workers would put straight gas in the saws.
Never had a issue with any of the Generators or pumps that were four strokes. Probably even good for them.

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#4495735 - 08/23/17 12:03 AM Re: 2 Cycle oil / gas [Re: WyrTwister]
dwendt44 Offline

Registered: 05/17/06
Posts: 3908
Loc: Central Wisconsin
Oil/gas mix doesn't seem to clog up the carb jets over winter.
Also will give the valves some extra lubrication.
There's no such thing as:
Too big of a battery,
Too large of a gas tank,
or too loud of a horn,
or too bright headlights.

#4495762 - 08/23/17 02:05 AM Re: 2 Cycle oil / gas [Re: 92saturnsl2]
Kamele0N Offline

Registered: 02/09/15
Posts: 1853
Loc: Slovenia
Originally Posted By: 92saturnsl2
I do the same thing. If the 2-stroke mix is getting near end-of-season and I have nothing for it to go in, it gets used in the next piece of 4-stroke OPE I have to run before winter.


Nothing will happen....since almost all modern 2stroke oils are low ash or ashless technology....
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#4495783 - 08/23/17 03:57 AM Re: 2 Cycle oil / gas [Re: WyrTwister]
Lubener Offline

Registered: 01/22/11
Posts: 2443
Loc: N.Ohio
Worst case you foul the plug over time.
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