Hey no problem, I understand. I've thought about it before, but just feel more comfortable using what the manual recommends and it's also just kind of a fun nostalgic thing to "do it the way they did it in the olden days" type of thing I guess. I know the exhaust ports, exhaust manifold and muffler etc need to be decarbonized more often because of it, but it's not really something I mind doing and just enjoy taking care of it and using the mower how it was done when it was new. :fing32:Nice video!
I know you want to keep your mower as original as can be, but can I suggest you use a good 2-stroke oil for your mower instead of SAE 30? I know that when this mower was made, there was no such thing as 2-stroke oil and SAE 30 was requested, but wouldn't you feel better knowing that using a good brand 2-stroke oil will make your mower's engine last longer, keep the ports and muffler cleaner with less carbon and smoke less? I don't mean to pry at you about this but for a mower that nice, I myself would feel better using a good grade dino 2-stroke oil in it. Again, sorry if I sound bossy about this.