Gas/oil ratio


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Old 10-24-08, 11:33 AM
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Gas/oil ratio

Dose anyone know what the gas/oil ratio is for a Homelite HLT-16 Classic 30cc string trimmer is?
 
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Old 10-24-08, 01:58 PM
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32:1, but using a quality synthetic oil, you can run 50:1 no problem.
 
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Old 10-24-08, 02:07 PM
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Cheese, What's a brand name quality synthetic oil and thanks for your reply?
 
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Old 10-25-08, 02:19 AM
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I don't have a preference, but Castrol, Amsoil, Bel-Ray, and many companies market quality fully synthetic oils. I've heard many cases where folks are running their 2-strokes at 70:1 and even 100:1 on quality synthetics with no problems or increased wear after running for hours and then disassembled and measured. I've never tried running that lean.
 
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off the shelf Echo, Stihl, and Husky oils are 50:1. they could be used without tuning the carb. Optimol, now an Oregon product i think, is around 80:1 i've been using Bel Ray raceing oil leftover from the glory days. don't forget to add stabilizer.
 
 

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