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Old 11-30-2011, 12:33 PM
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I've got some C3-PO I'm using after running out of R2-D2. It's the oil of the JEDI and it works with the force.

Yeah but the sand people are restless and easily startled.
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Old 11-30-2011, 12:45 PM
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Yeah but the sand people are restless and easily startled.
And that is why I mix it at 1000:1 ratio.....they can't smell me coming.

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Old 11-30-2011, 01:18 PM
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You are on the internet. It is possible that no one here ever even heard of your home town.
We do not recognize the brand names you are talking about and I have seen a few places named "running" or "runnings" but probably not the one you are mean.
Start at the beginning; are you talking about two-stroke oil?
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Old 11-30-2011, 02:00 PM
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US2 and Interlube, makers of Opti2, are not the same company.
us2oil.com, two stroke oil for one oil-to-gas ratio, replaces all 2-cycle oils.
Opti2 & Opti4

I dare not compare the products as I have yet to myself nor do I plan to do so in the near future.
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Old 11-30-2011, 02:08 PM
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And that is why I mix it at 1000:1 ratio.....they can't smell me coming.

I though if it smelled just a little you could drive them away? Rather than wait for a sand storm to hit.
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Old 11-30-2011, 07:48 PM
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swapped parts to a new frame and sold a used one
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Old 12-01-2011, 03:47 AM
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I hate float valve carbs.
First off: my cheap engine came improperly assembled from the start, seems you can put it together ALMOST correctly and it will usually work. I figured out what the little clip on the other side of the float valve lever was for myself. I guess the designer did not communicate well with the manufacturer.
Worse, one little grain of sand and the whole thing just floods itself and pours gas all over the pavement.
Tonight I disassembled and reassembled my carb under a street light three times before saying "Fine, if I run full throttle the slow flow petcock won't let it flood and even if I get 12 miles to a gallon I will get home before dawn.
Eventually I stopped for a break and the carb was working fine, not flooding. I guess the obstruction worked it's way into the cylinder.
I use two fuel filters (both standard with the BGF kit). What else can I do?
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Old 12-01-2011, 10:43 AM
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might be gud to drop a handful of marbles and a packet of steel BB's in that gas tank and shake it around for a while (with a cup of pre-mix) and then flush it out to remove any scale in there... I'm STILL not running a filter and have had no probs.
(which doesn't mean I won't, today!) :-)
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Old 12-01-2011, 09:48 PM
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I hate float valve carbs.
First off: my cheap engine came improperly assembled from the start, seems you can put it together ALMOST correctly and it will usually work. I figured out what the little clip on the other side of the float valve lever was for myself. I guess the designer did not communicate well with the manufacturer.
Worse, one little grain of sand and the whole thing just floods itself and pours gas all over the pavement.
Tonight I disassembled and reassembled my carb under a street light three times before saying "Fine, if I run full throttle the slow flow petcock won't let it flood and even if I get 12 miles to a gallon I will get home before dawn.
Eventually I stopped for a break and the carb was working fine, not flooding. I guess the obstruction worked it's way into the cylinder.
I use two fuel filters (both standard with the BGF kit). What else can I do?
I had the same problem with my flooded carb, what you have to do is take the bowl underneath out and bend the 2 metal "C" looking clip that controls the flow of gas into the bowl. Bend it upward ever so slightly, put everything back together and that should solve your flooding issue.
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Old 12-01-2011, 10:43 PM
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Funny you should mention chain breaking.....

I threw my chain on my way to work this morning, two miles from home. Sure enough, there it lay on the road behind me like a dead snake. Luckily, no one ran over it.

As I pulled over, I realized I had forgotten to bring my backpack (with tools and spare chain).

As soon as my wife brought my backpack, I was back on the road shortly. The chain had pulled away @ the link. Perhaps it was where I had repaired it once before, a few weeks ago.
Yeah the first time I dropped the chain I was lucky to get it back in usable condition, there's a lot of heavy truck traffic in the area I lost it in. I have a small kit/bag with most of the tools I need at all times in the carrier bags, wrapped in a few shop rags. There have been times I've had the kit out and considered leaving it in the garage for a quick trip to the store, but I always pack it up and pack it anyway.
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