Thread: 100:1 Mix
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:13 AM
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Default Re: 100:1 Mix

Originally Posted by 2door View Post
Just bumping this very old thread because of a screwup I made recently. I have a new bike, new engine and as I've been doing for a long time, breaking in the engine on Opti-2 @100:1. "Sumpins not right" I told myself after the first few miles. Lots of oil residue from the pipe and not near the power I was expecting. Here's what I found.

I had a gallon of fuel for my snow blower but forgot that I'd already added the oil. So, I added the oil. Now instead of 100:1, I had a 50:1 mix and that was what I dumped into the bike tank. It was nasty. Smoky, stinky and an oil fouled plug.
OK, it was double the recommended dose of Opti2, was just going on memory, a bad memory.
Still it was an oil related issue and it was for his snowblower, I remembered that much.
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