Re: almost ready
Tan in color like cardboard, is very good for an engine that has been broken in.
It is a bit too lean for my preferrance, but as long as you are running 16 to 1 oil ratio you should be ok.
If you are just using the volume of oil in the Poulan bottle mixed with one gallon as the directions say to on the side of the bottle, that is not enough oil for break in. It is good for after break in. I believe their ratio is 20 to 1.
To get 16 to 1 just do not use a whole gallon of gas to one bottle.
Exactly how much gas I do not know off the top of my head. I would guess 7/8 gallon.