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Offline minesmoria

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GAS WORKED FINE?
« on: May 17, 2005, 03:48:46 PM »
I USED THE WRONG  GAS LAST NIGHT IT WAS THE CHINASW MIXED 50/1 INSTEAD OF REGULAR GAS, AND THE LAWMOWER RAN FINE WITH THE MIXED GAS IN IT.

WHATS UP WITH THAT? :'(

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Re: GAS WORKED FINE?
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2005, 04:18:35 PM »
I would have to say 50 to 1 is darn little oil - If it was the "old" days, and 16 to 1 you would have had a great bug killer - till the plug fouled that is!!! :D
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Re: GAS WORKED FINE?
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2005, 07:23:31 PM »
Yeah... sparkplug on the 4 stroke mower will foul up sooner or later if it's running with 2 stoke mix, but it's not instant death like if you mix the cans up the other way around. ::)

You was lucky  :D

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Re: GAS WORKED FINE?
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2005, 07:38:09 PM »
What a timely thread. You think you goofed?  I am thinking I have really lost it.  I was trying to dig my jug of bar oil out of my pack rat barn and somehow snagged the bottom on something. First sign was when I turned around to try to remember why I was after the oil in the first place and saw the nice little squiggle tracks all over behind me.  Well, thinking in a hurry, I knew my rancher was in need of refueling and bar oil so I figured I would get rid of part of the oil in it. Screwed off the lid and had the resevoir almost full when I realized I was dumping bar oil in the gas tank.

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Re: GAS WORKED FINE?
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2005, 08:39:55 PM »
You're only stupid if you try to start it now :D :D

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Re: GAS WORKED FINE?
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2005, 08:46:00 PM »
Quote from: Jeff B  Screwed off the lid and had the resevoir almost full when I realized I was dumping bar oil in the gas tank.

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Re: GAS WORKED FINE?
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2005, 08:52:53 PM »
At my work my boss runs mix gas in the push mowers even though they are four strokes he does not care. The brand he runs is the cheapest one he can find that stuff is horrible he mixes it at 32 to 1 that stuff will kill some mosquitos I turned around to quickly once with my blower got a wiff of it man that made my eyes water. I run old mix in my truck sometimes when it is old I have never had a problem. Their is not that much oil in the gas.
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Re: GAS WORKED FINE?
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2005, 10:43:36 PM »
A friend of mine runs mix in everything, splitter, mower, snowblower, saw trimmer, blower/vac.  All gas in his shed is mixed.  He has never put unmixed in a two stroke. ;D ;D

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Re: GAS WORKED FINE?
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2005, 12:44:29 AM »
minesmoria,
thats a great way to get rid of some old mix.  lubes the 4-stroke valves.  when its 50:1 you wouldnt know it if you didnt know it.

jeff b,  been there done that.  if everyone would fess up i would guess 2/3 have done that one way or the other at least once, maybe more.  the other third havent been there long enough.  its ok, we r over 40.    1953greg

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Re: GAS WORKED FINE?
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2005, 01:51:39 AM »
I just wish Lucas would add dye to their two stroke mix.  With my memory and luck I know it's just a matter of time till I think it's got oil in it and it don't. ::)

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Re: GAS WORKED FINE?
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2005, 12:44:44 PM »
Well better then a friend of mine, who decided to change his own car oil. I offered to help, but he wanted to do it himself. So he drains it, and then refills 4 quarts - then goes to start the car to let it warm up - then measure the oil again. There is a large screeching noise!!! He shuts it off and I look & see that he has: drained the tranny fluid, and then pured 4 more quarts of oil into the oil pan. 
So now he needs tranny fluid, and to drain all the oil & refill
Guess I should of at least watched......

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Re: GAS WORKED FINE?
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2005, 04:45:04 PM »
When I was a kid in the old days, the really old days, I used to put castrol R in the 4 stroke mower gas because I liked the smell and it made mowing fun.  No wonder I'm the way I am now smiley_tom_dizzyguy01
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Re: GAS WORKED FINE?
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2005, 09:12:00 PM »
Now I will tell you about stupid.I've told this before.I use old anti freeze jugs for saw gas.I filled up my weekwacker,which soon quite running.Hmm,whats up with that.It wasn't until I put coolant in my old truck,which smelled like gasoline,that I discovered my mistake.

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Re: GAS WORKED FINE?
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2005, 10:29:35 PM »
We have all been there at some point. Some of us will admit it, some of us won't :D :D :D
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Re: GAS WORKED FINE?
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2005, 10:39:24 PM »
Al just made me feel better. :D
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Re: GAS WORKED FINE?
« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2005, 11:08:36 PM »
I did the same, not under duress of a leaking can.

  How about putting diesel into a Farmall M on the farm when I was a teen, lets just say the boss was a little upset when I fired her up................least I knew something was wrong!!
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Re: GAS WORKED FINE?
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2005, 03:35:31 AM »
Ok, for some reason this post has reminded me of when I bought an old Linclon welder and I have to confess.  It had been set up for a few years and needed attention.  Soon as I bought it I stopped off and fill up the tank with good old #1 diesel.  A friend stopped by and we got to talking about fuel prices while I cleaned the points and plugs.  About this time it dawned on me I had better clean out the fuel tank. ;D  Since it had been setting for a while. ::) ;D ::) ::)
My buddy thought the gas smelled pretty weak. ::) ::)

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Re: GAS WORKED FINE?
« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2005, 08:53:54 AM »
When I managed the truck fleet for the helicopter company, I put 6"x6" DIESEL FUEL ONLY decals beside the fill door. Somebody asked me if I thought the pilots might see that. :D :D One time they put Jet B in a gas powered truck figuring it was better than nothing and beat walking to camp::)
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Re: GAS WORKED FINE?
« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2005, 10:49:43 AM »
I think we've created a confessional  :D  Feels good to share don't it?  :D
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Re: GAS WORKED FINE?
« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2005, 11:33:45 AM »
Never been to 'confessional' before, but now I have to admit-

When beginning a job at a service station part-time in HighSchool, a guy with a Chev straight six, overhead valve engine asked for a quart of anti-freeze. Dumped it right in the oil fill hole. I started seeing anti-freeze running out under the valve cover, and had to muster up the courage to admit what I had done.
The boss just laughed, and managed to get the customer to 'laugh' too, but I'd like to crawled in a hole.
We pushed it in, drained the oil, flushed it out (don't remember with what), and put in new oil (off my pay check at $1/hr). Customer stuck around, and to my knowledge didn't have any problems with the car engine. I kept my job too.  ::)

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