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#1 1978murray OFFLINE  

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Posted May 14, 2011 - 07:35 PM

Me and my dad were arguing if I can put 50:1 gas into my half full tractor tank and if it will be ok. I said it will be because it will make a 100:1 mixture. But my dad thinks it will ruin my motor. He has no idea how to fix a motor let alone know how they work. So what do u guys think. who's right
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Posted May 14, 2011 - 07:39 PM

50:1 gas is 50 parts gas and 1 part oil right? I don't think it will hurt the motor, but it will make it smoke a little (burning oil). It should mix and it is no different in my opinion than adding marvel mystery oil in your regular tank of gas in your car. So anyways, my opinion is it will be ok, but I wouldn't make it a habit.
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Posted May 14, 2011 - 07:44 PM

When my old fuel pump in my Chevy Cavalier was on it's last leg, the new one on order but not in yet...and I still had to get to work, I ran about that mixture of 2 cycle oil to keep the pump lubricated and limp it along. Car still runs great!
I also have a friend who farms heavily. He runs 2 cycle oil in everything he owns...including his truck. Some say it's not a good idea for vehicles with catalytic converters, but I've not had any trouble with mine.
To my knowledge, it will not hurt a 4 cycle engine especially at that ratio. If anything, it will help to lubricate the upper cylinder parts that don't get oil flow. Just my $.02.
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Posted May 14, 2011 - 07:44 PM

My uncle (who has been a mechanic all his life) runs 2cycle mix in most of his older engine. He uses the smokeless stuff, but feels that these engines were designed around the lubricative properties of leaded gas and the extra lube won't hurt a thing. I will say this, he works on his small engines less than anyone else I know with fewer problems.

Anytime I'm starting an engine that's been sitting, I always use some 2 cycle or seafoam in the first tank. And I mix at 40:1 .
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Posted May 14, 2011 - 07:45 PM

The smoke keeps the mosquito's away when your mowing! LOL
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Posted May 14, 2011 - 07:47 PM

Can't say it much better then what has already been said other then to add my vote towards it being fine.
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Posted May 14, 2011 - 08:06 PM

Can't say it much better then what has already been said other then to add my vote towards it being fine.


:ditto:

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Posted May 14, 2011 - 08:21 PM

Won't hurt it at all.Like all posted above .Larry
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Posted May 14, 2011 - 08:27 PM

This thread has got me thinking that maybe I should be adding some synthetic 2 cycle oil to my 1957 DB .

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Posted May 14, 2011 - 08:29 PM

:nothingtoadd:

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Posted May 14, 2011 - 09:04 PM

B4 1990 or so the carbs and crankcases could take a little ( crap ) and stay running. My J D 2010 idles mores quiet with a little 2 cycle oil in gas. Later more lean carbs will crap out with oil in mix . I wasn't always an ET ' R . It ' s just my preference for mowing lawn :D
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Posted May 14, 2011 - 09:16 PM

Back when I worked for the landscaper this was a problem, what gas for what engine, so what I did was this.
Straight gas went in big 5gal cans,
mixed gas in small 1 or 2 gal cans,
we had both types of gas in the yard in large tanks with pumps.

Grass cutting crew carried both big and small and were told big can for big tanks riders, small can for small tanks back back blowers and trimmers.
Construction crews only carried small cans as the only 4 stroke engines they had were on the plate packers and it made no difference what gas you put in them.
We got tired of putting engine kits in the 2 stroke quick cut saws.

added: everybody was told that if you don't know what gas to use use mixed.

Edited by DH1, May 14, 2011 - 09:31 PM.
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Posted May 14, 2011 - 09:25 PM

:nothingtoadd:

works

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Posted May 17, 2011 - 05:32 AM

Wow, I just learned a lot!

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Posted May 17, 2011 - 05:32 AM

Can't say it much better then what has already been said other then to add my vote towards it being fine.

:ditto:as well.

A little smoke won't hurt anything.




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