too much oil?

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  1. crabdance

    crabdance New Member

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    Hi everyone, I'm wondering if you run too much oil in your gas mixture can you hurt your 2 stroke engine? I pretty much know that I ran mine pretty high on the oil to gas ratio. I can't tell you what the ratio is because I was guessing. I had less than a gallon of gas to start with and guessed at the amount of oil to use.

    Anyway, I only rode it for about 30 minutes. Could that hurt my engine in any way? I certainly don't want to do that. Any help is appreciated.

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  2. Pablo

    Pablo Master Bike Builder & Forum Sponsor

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    Short term, probably not. But long term it's not good.

    Dump the rest of that fuel in your car, and start with fresh fuel. Use a shot glass or marked bottle, a clean (new) 1.X gallon can. Pour some of the fuel in, add the oil. Mix well. Add some more of the fuel (1/2 gallon), mix well again. Add the remainder of the fuel. Mix well.

    I do this at the gas pump with no difficulty because I have a plastic measuring squirt bottle for my oil. Made it easy when I did the castor oil blend. The beauty of the pump is I can meter in near perfect one gallon of gas.
     
  3. crabdance

    crabdance New Member

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    Thanks Pablo, I feel a little better about it now. I was worried. I don't have to worry about dumping the fuel anywhere because that was all that I had and it went into the bike. I just got back from the gas station where I added about .75 cents of gas to the mixture and that should help me out a lot.

    Thanks for getting back with me. Being new to this I was worried about any effects. I think I will be ok now until my next tank and I will be more careful about my measuring when the time comes.

    cd
     
  4. Bikeguy Joe

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    I'd be very carful about adding "75 cents worth" to an already unknown mixture....you may really mess things up.
     
  5. Pablo

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    Yeah I just read that and thought the same.....I know .75$ is less than .2 gallon, but still - be careful. In a low tank of whatever mix, you could be more than cutting it in half....:confused:
     
  6. crabdance

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    thanks for the input guys... maybe I should consider dumping what I have and starting over again. I don't want to mess anything up that's for sure.
     

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