Re: Yet another mixture thread, or...? (Starting problems)
Any reading on mixture here should convince you that 16:1 is too much oil. Every kit instruction manual will tell you to mix @16:1 and in almost every case it has been proven to cause problems much like what you are experiencing.
Your spark plug can foul, the muffler can clog and exhaust port restricted by the excess oil in your fuel mix.
The general feeling is that the 16:1 ratio is based on using regular engine oil, not oil formulated for air cooled two stroke engines. Which by the way we highly recommend you use.
Clean or replace your spark plug, check the muffler to make sure it isn't clogged and inspect the exhaust port on the cylinder. Mix a new batch of fuel and mix it at 32:1, drain what is in your tank now and dump in your new mix.
Get back to us with the results.
Oh, and tell your friend to log on here and do some reading from builders with a lot of experience, years in fact, with these little Chinese engines. He might change his mind.
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