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Homelite XL2 Fuel Mixture

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05-18-08, 06:34 PM   #1  
Homelite XL2 Fuel Mixture

I have a Homelite XL2 chainsaw that works great and I have been using my 32:1 mixture used in my Homelie weed wacker. It dawned on me that the much older chainsaw may take a different mixture. I do not have the manual for the saw and was wondering if anyone knows the correct mixture?


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05-19-08, 12:17 AM   #2  
I don't have the manual either, but the 32:1 should be fine if you are using a high quality oil in the mix.

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10-30-08, 09:45 AM   #3  
Oil/Gas Ratio for Homelite X L 2 (From Manual)

After posting the question, I found my manual!

Oil/fuel mixture for the Homelite X L 2 chainsaw, the manual states;
With Premium Homelite 32:1 SAE 40 Oil 32:1
or 5 oz/gal
With Homelite SAE-30 (or other 2 cycle Motor Oil 16:1 or 10 oz/gal

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Last edited by morsey; 10-30-08 at 09:47 AM. Reason: punctuation
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10-30-08, 03:05 PM   #4  
A 32:1 ratio is 4 oz oil per gallon of gas, and a 16:1 is 8oz per gallon. I think the measurements in your manual are refering to straight oil and not a 2 cycle mix oil.

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10-31-08, 06:52 AM   #5  
My recommendation would be for you to buy a product like Opti-2. It is a great all-around multi-ratio mix. Case in point.... I have an older 38cc Craftsman Bushwacker brushcutter from the early 90s given to me by my dad. It is recommended that a 16:1 mix be used. I tried that and smoke city and the performance was average at best. I made the switch to Opti-2 (only have to use 1.3 oz. per gallon of gas) and no more smoking and it runs great. Been using this multi-ratio mix in everything 2-stroke for about 8 years now and all is well. That brushcutter is around 16 years old and gets used an average of around 50 hrs. yearly and requires nothing more than the usual maintenance (plug change, filter cleaning, bearing/gear greasing, etc.) and it keeps right on trucking. I won't use the standard 2-stroke oil mix anymore. Later!

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