How to Mix Oil for Your Electric Scooter Moped
An electric scooter moped is a great way to get around in urban areas. You will find that they are much cheaper than gas powered mopeds. The motor itself can be charged through any outlet in your home. These mopeds will require you to mix oil so that they can run properly. This is something that is not very difficult to do as long as you have a basic understanding of what exactly is necessary to do this and how to get the proper information regarding the specific details.
Step 1 – Formula Importance
You will find that you will not be able to mix the oil and gasoline for your moped properly unless you know what the formula is. There are many different formulas that depend on the make and model of your specific moped. It is important that you know all of the specific information regarding your moped so that you can know exactly how you are supposed to mix it.
Step 2 – How to Determine
You will find that the actual calculated number that you will work with is actually determined from the overall amount of gasoline that you have available for the mixture. This amount is something that is typically an added number. Something along the lines of 5 gallons, 8 gallons or 12.5 gallons is how it works. You will need to get the number of the gallons of gas that are added to your tank. The default for this is typically 5 gallons. You will then need to get the mixture entered into the ratio from gas to oil. It is common that the range is somewhere around 20:1 all the way to 80:1 gas to oil.
Step 3 – How to Know
Typically, the best way for you to know exactly what the ratio is to check out your owner’s manual. If you do not have it, then you can find this information online. There are several websites that can explain to you the way that the ratios work specific to the type of moped that you have. These calculators can easily be found online to provide you with the necessary information regarding the ratios and how to understand them. They are all different, but are typically very easy to use. Each website can provide you with detailed instructions on how exactly to use their calculator.
Step 4 – Examples
Because 5 is the default, it is typically the best example to use. You will see that with 5 gallons of gas and using a ratio of 32:1, the amount of oil that you will need to be using is 20 ounces. You will use 4 ounces per gallon of gas that is needed. It is always better to have too much oil as opposed to not enough. There are break in period ratios that you should know about as well. They are typically twice the normal amount. This means that 32:1 would actually be 16:1 during the break in period.