Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Oil ratio

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Reno, Nv
    Posts
    3,632

    Oil ratio

    Since I'm cutting turning blanks, asking here sounded right I have a 40:1 mix chainsaw. The 2 cycle oil bottle (Pro-mix) is 6.4 fl oz that says it will mix for 16, 32, 40 and 50:1. It also says "Add entire bottle for 2 gal of gas." Soooooo...in a 2 gal can, with 2 gal of gas, how freakin' much oil do I use for a 40:1 mix
    Last edited by Jim Burr; 04-02-2011 at 10:20 PM.
    Your Respiratory Therapist wears Combat boots

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Plainwell, Michigan
    Posts
    4,857
    3.2 oz oil per gallon for 40:1 mixture Jim http://support.mtdproducts.com/app/a...-mixture-chart

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Reno, Nv
    Posts
    3,632
    Sweet!!!! Thanks you Tom
    Your Respiratory Therapist wears Combat boots

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Goodland, Kansas
    Posts
    4,834
    Tom beat me to it. Yep 2 gallons per 6.4 oz bottle.
    Bernie W.

    Retirement: Thats when you return from work one day
    and say, Hi, Honey, Im home forever.

    To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Tellico Plains, Tennessee
    Posts
    4,353
    cornfusing as all get out ain't it.... I have a 40:1 mixture for the chain saw... a 32:1 mixture for the Ryobi weed eater.. no oil in the gas for the Toro weed eater.. 32:1 for the Mantis tiller, no oil gas mixture for the Craftsman tiller... at my age, it gets harder and harder to keep it all straight.
    Chuck
    Tellico Plains, TN
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/TellicoTurnings
    My parents taught me to respect my elders, but it's getting harder and harder to find any.
    If you go looking for trouble, it will usually find you.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Oceanside, So. Calif. 5 mi. to the ocean
    Posts
    4,944
    Being a Southern California, suburbs guy I just pour the oil in straight---no gasoline.

    Of course my chainsaw is electric. The forests are so thick here in So. Cal. that there is no need to leave home to saw lumber.

    Actually, the tree-trimming guys and residents are very glad to bring me their cut-down, sawed-up, trees. It reduces their fees at the dump. Myrna and I have been heating with wood for over 50 years. I did purchase a little wood once (actually I traded for it) other than that it has been freebee.

    I used to saw it to length for the stoves (18.5 in.) and split it (wedges and sledge hammer) when I got the 12-30 in. diameter sections. Then I bought a HF 10 ton, electric, hydraulic log splitter. Man, that was love at first sight until I started needing longer belts.

    I've been going to the gym 2 to 6 times a week for several years now. The other day I tried to split a piece about 18 in in diameter. Not only could I not hit the wedge with the sledge hammer---I was darned lucky to hit the chopping block (30 in. in diameter).

    I figured swinging a sledge was like riding a bicycle---you never forget. Boy, was I wrong!

    Seems like I remember a recent thread about wandering off topic.

    Enjoy,

    Jim
    First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.
    VOTING MEMBER

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Northern Lower Michigan/Troll
    Posts
    196
    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Ellis View Post
    cornfusing as all get out ain't it.... I have a 40:1 mixture for the chain saw... a 32:1 mixture for the Ryobi weed eater.. no oil in the gas for the Toro weed eater.. 32:1 for the Mantis tiller, no oil gas mixture for the Craftsman tiller... at my age, it gets harder and harder to keep it all straight.
    I run 32:1 in everything including my saws that call for 50:1. It makes it easy, and it has never caused a problem.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    RETIRED(!) in Austintown, Ohio
    Posts
    5,323
    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Ellis View Post
    ... 32:1 for the Mantis tiller....
    You sure? My Mantis calls for 50:1.

    I guess I'm lucky, 'cause may Mantis, Stihl backpack blower, Homelite small blower, Stihl chainsaw, Toro snow blower, and Stihl string trimmer all call for 50:1, so I only need one can.

    BTW, I use the Stihl oil, pre-measured in one gallon sized (2.8 oz), and I use Stabil in everything. I've never had a Spring starting problem (or Winter for the snow blower).
    Jim D.
    Adapt, Improvise, Overcome!

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Tellico Plains, Tennessee
    Posts
    4,353
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim DeLaney View Post
    You sure? My Mantis calls for 50:1.

    I guess I'm lucky, 'cause may Mantis, Stihl backpack blower, Homelite small blower, Stihl chainsaw, Toro snow blower, and Stihl string trimmer all call for 50:1, so I only need one can.

    BTW, I use the Stihl oil, pre-measured in one gallon sized (2.8 oz), and I use Stabil in everything. I've never had a Spring starting problem (or Winter for the snow blower).
    Told ya I's having trouble keepin' it straight....
    Chuck
    Tellico Plains, TN
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/TellicoTurnings
    My parents taught me to respect my elders, but it's getting harder and harder to find any.
    If you go looking for trouble, it will usually find you.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Reno, Nv
    Posts
    3,632
    This explains why I had to take algebra 3 times to get out of college
    Your Respiratory Therapist wears Combat boots

Similar Threads

  1. Golden Ratio
    By Cynthia White in forum Designs, Plans and Sketches
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 12-13-2011, 07:58 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •