I just recently inherited a Poulan counter vibe 4000 that looks almost brand new.
Since I know that todays fuel with Ethinhol gums up most small 2 stroke engines. I was going to high Octain (I thinks its 93 with no Ethinhol). Since this saw was made in the early eighties should I use the 40-1 mix as recommended with this gas? It has been started in at least 15 yrs. Any suggestions on the startup is appreciated
What oil ratio does that saw call for.I have a low use poulan 3300 that I would like to get going.I think I started it with 32:1,but died,would not restart.Cleaned carb,now I need to find out oil ratio.Best I can tell,20:1,but not positive.
The old saw oil ratio was due more to quality of the oil. Any new synthetic (or a syn blend) oil rated JASO-FD will be fine in an old saw at 40:1. I use Dolmar or Lucas oil cuz they are easy to find and fairly inexpensive. Some oils will be just as good and not rated - they just didn't go through the certification process.