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Old 11-07-2008, 10:23 AM   post #16 of 29
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I burn mine in my mowers when it starts to get a little old. I use a LOT more normal gas, then premix, so I always have extra premix laying around.[and I normaly run out of reg gas, and need to fill something ]
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Old 11-07-2008, 10:45 AM   post #17 of 29
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It makes a good preservaive for fence posts and other wood exposed to the elements too..but I wouldn't use it on my picnic table!..

I've used stale 2 stroke gas to get my wood stove going,but yeah,it is a bit dangerous,and a good way to remove your eyebrows in a FLASH, if your not real careful!..

I've added it to my 4 cycle engines and my older carberated vehicles with no issues,other than some smoke out the tailpipe..probably does more good than harm,helps lube the upper cylinders and valve stems..used it to get my brush fires going on a cold january day too..

Sometimes we have ant problems,I find a bit of stale gas/oil mix down the anthills discourages them quite nicely too!..if they are stubborn,just apply a MATCH to it!..that ruins their day real quick!..they wont return to a burned out anthill it seems,none have come back yet!..

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Old 11-07-2008, 04:12 PM   post #18 of 29
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ill have to try the preservative thing
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Old 11-07-2008, 05:15 PM   post #19 of 29
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Brush pile burns!
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Old 11-22-2008, 04:14 PM   post #20 of 29
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I talked with a Stihl rep yesterday and he HIGHLY recommended using a high end oil with 93 octane gas. He also said to make the mixture exact!. Two days ago I bought a used 55 and I really like that thing. I felt is was as powerful as his 85. I bought some 93 today but I'm having a hard time with paying $3 for the oil.
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Old 11-22-2008, 08:07 PM   post #21 of 29
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Will the oil screw up the fuel injectors????


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Old 11-24-2008, 10:10 PM   post #22 of 29
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I wouldn't want to run it daily, but any fuel injected engine should be able to handle a straight 16:1 mix of gas. I've actually been known to dump a gallon or two of vegetable oil, old 5W30, etc. into the fuel tank and burn it as fuel in all my vehicles so far from time to tome, and no fuel problems yet. So you know, the Lucas fuel injector cleaner is actually the same sort of oil, though it has the detergents in it as well. The ratios I've ended up with sometimes has been 1/20 to 1/12, but still no smoke if there is a catalytic converter on the car.
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Old 11-24-2008, 10:39 PM   post #23 of 29
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I would add it to my lawn tractors fuel; it not that much fuel and mixing it with fresh gas it will run fine.
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If you decide not to burn it, It works excellent for killing fire ants.

Pour it in any engine and you will never know the difference.
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Old 11-27-2008, 09:44 AM   post #25 of 29
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Never had any trouble running 2-stroke mix through the 4-stroke engines in my other mowers or my pick-up.
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Old 11-27-2008, 07:33 PM   post #26 of 29
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I run all the extra pre-mix in my 4 stroke snowblower. In past years I even ran Avgas (100 low lead) with Motol 8002T in it for many seasons. Never had any issues.
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I just bought a new trimmer (Stihl FS 55R) that runs on 50:1 gas/oil mix. My old trimmer was 32:1, and I still have a half gallon or so left (with fuel stabilizer). Trying to adjust the ratio of an unknown quantity of 32:1 seems like a poor idea to me, so what are my options for getting rid of the old stuff? I've heard you can burn it in larger engines in small quantities...how about a 22hp B&S riding mower engine? Can I dump a little in with a full tank (~3 gal) safely?
I converted 32:1 to 50:1 by adding 18 oz of pure gasoline to 1 qt of the 32:1.
You have 1 oz of oil suspended in the qt of 32:1, by adding the 18 oz. of pure gas you'll have 50:1. I did it and used it in the little mantis tiller, screamed like a b@$tard all day with no trouble at all.

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"I would add it to my lawn tractors fuel; it not that much fuel and mixing it with fresh gas it will run fine."

That's what I do.

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Old 12-03-2008, 03:32 PM   post #29 of 29
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I talked with a Stihl rep yesterday and he HIGHLY recommended using a high end oil with 93 octane gas. He also said to make the mixture exact!. Two days ago I bought a used 55 and I really like that thing. I felt is was as powerful as his 85. I bought some 93 today but I'm having a hard time with paying $3 for the oil.
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I have the same Stihl trimmer mentioned above. The owners manual says to run the higher octane gas at the correct mix ratio. Personally, I go to my local Stihl dealer and pick up the little bottles of 2 cycle oil. I mix the little container to the exact amount of gas mentioned (cant remember if it's one or two gallons of gas).

At the end of the season, I make sure I have at least 10 gallons of gas in my car and pour oil/gas mix (less than 1 gallon) into my tank. I even have a Toro 2 cycle snowblower that runs at a different gas/oil mix. I do the same thing there .... i buy the little "toro" brand bottles of oil and mix the required gas. With the snowblower, high octane gas is not required as is with the Stihl trimmer
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