2 cycle fuel consumption

Reply

  #1  
Old 08-05-03, 08:40 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: illinois
Posts: 183
2 cycle lawn mower burning too much gas??

I recently bought a used 2 cycle lawn mower. It works ok but it seems like its burning an awful lot of gasoline, compared to the 4 stroke lawn mower I used in the past.

Is this typical of 2 cycle mowers or perhaps the carb needs an adjustment so that the engine doesnt go as fast??
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 08-05-03, 10:17 AM
Sharp Advice's Avatar
Admin Emeritus
Join Date: Feb 1998
Location: The Shake and Bake State USA
Posts: 10,440
Hello: George

Higher fuel consumption in a 2 cycle engine is normal. The engine fires on every stroke of the pistion to produce the same power of a 4 stroke.

There should not be an overly rich fuel mixture as long as the smoke is not black in color, the engine is running fine and the oil to fuel mix is correct.

The other resident small engine service and repair professionals may offer additional suggestions, advice & help.

Check back on your question several times over the next few days for additional replies.

If you need further assistance, use the REPLY button. Using the reply button moves the topic back up to the top of the daily topic list automatically.

Regards & Good Luck. Web Site Host & Small Engine Forum Moderator.
"Accurate Power Equipment Company"
Small Engine Diagnostics Services and Repair.
Fast...Fair...Friendly & Highly Proficient Services....
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes