why did my weed eater have hard starts up until I began to use small engine fuel?
I would usually mix my 2 cycle oil and gasoline (93 octane) and my weed eater had some really hard starts. When it would start a gray but clear smoke would be seen for about 30 seconds and then disappear.
I decided to buy a premix oil+fuel called "Small Engine fuel" that they sale over the counter at hardware stores. It is usually in spray paint cans or small cans.
I dumped the mix that I made in the weed eater and then put the small engine fuel into my weed eater.
The hard starts disappeared instantly.
- Pat F85Lv 62 months agoFavourite answer
The premixed small engine fuel is way more expensive than the gas/oil do it yourself mix, but if it can safely work in your weed eater, and eliminates the hard start issue ,use it.