I decided to pour 8oz of 2 cycle oil into a gallon of gasoline for my 50:1 wheeled trimmer. Did I do this right? ?

My wheeled bush hog trimmer is 50:1 oil to gas ratio.

I decided to do 8oz of 2 cycle engine oil.

So I know that is probably more than 50:1 but the instructions on the 2 cycle bottle says 8oz is for all 16:1, 32:1 40:1, 50:1

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  • 1 month ago
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    That would be the right kind of oil, but you still have to follow the correct ratios.  There are about 128 oz in an American gallon so to get 50:1 , you only needed a couple of drops more than 2 1/2  oz.  So you have lots of oil .   This will provide lots of smoke and might  foul your spark plug, but your engine will be well lubricated.   

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    You decided to pour too much oil into the gasoline instead of reading the directions.

    What you mixed is not MORE than 50:1, it's LESS than 50:1. 

    8 ounces is enough for 400 ounces of gasoline, which is 3⅛ gallons. 

    One gallon of gasoline needed approximately 2½ ounces of oil. 

    What you made is approximately 128:8 or 16:1, which is far too much oil.  It will smoke, plus foul the spark plug. 

    If you have a larger gas can, add 2 more gallons of gasoline to your mix and it will be much better.

  • 1 month ago

    No, 2 gal=128 ounces/50=2.56 ounces of oil.

    * ounces of oil *50 =6.25 gallons of Gas.

    Add 4.250 gallons of gas to it and mix it thoroughly.

    use a 5 gal gas can or two 2.5G cans to mix it.

  • CB
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    There are fuel/oil mix ratios charts all over the internet - look first 

    You are going to need to mix in another 2 gallons of fuel with your already mixed fuel to get to 50.1 (smidge over 2 gallons actually) or pour off 2/3 of you mix and refill with fuel. You currently have 16:1 ratio - way too much oil.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Yup, it's just fine in your case, hope it burns up from running too lean and smokes you out while you're at it.

  • Eva
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    No you didn't. The instructions on the bottle didn't mean that the whole 8 oz. was to be used for each of those ratios. 50:1 means 50 oz of gas to 1 oz of oil. You'd be better off to drain the gas tank and start over.  That's why I buy equipment with 4 cycle engines so I don't have to mess with mixing fuel.  They also sell pre-mixed cans in the proper ratio for 2 cycle equipment. It's expensive, but cheaper than having to have the equipment serviced.

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