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Old 08-27-2003, 01:46 PM   #1
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i got a old lawnboy lawn mower and its a 2 stroke and i added gas least week and now puts out a blue smoke all the time. i followed the direrction for mixing the gas and oil. i can per gallon. any ideas?
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Unless that'* a really small can of 2cycle oil that sound like too much. Most are usually something like 1 can to 5 or 10 gallons of gas, I have yet to see one that is 1 to 1. Blue smoke indicates you're burning oil, so if the mixture is correct than you might have a bad piston ring or worse a bad cylinder.
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it was a small can and if the mower dies i dont care it was free the it was made in 1985
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it was made in 1985
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its a nice mower too my mom bought it for me when i moved out on my own it is elf propled,side bagging, electric start(turn key and it comes on)sometimes. its a nice mower i dont want it to die but if it does im not gonna complain. i just wanna know what it is and how i can fix it if possible
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i used a lawnboy a few times and it seemd to put out quite a bit of blue smoke so i jus assumed it was bc of the mixture of gas and oil
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most lawn mowers at 32 1. 32 parts gas 1 part oil.
32L'* of gas 1L oil..
16L'* of gas .5L oil
8L'* of gas .25L oil
4L'* of gas .122L oil
Those are canukin Letres!
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i just went out to read the mix and i didnt see the 2 gallon. so it says mix i can of lawn boy oil via 2 gallons or gas so what can i do just burn though the gas or what? will it hurt my mower if i continue to use this gas?
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Shouldnt hurt it but may foul your plug. You might try dilluting whats in it with more gas as you use some of it up.
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ok thanx fo the help ive planning on changing the plug ill do that after this tank of gas and on my next tank ill add gas or ill just buy a new tank cuz the one i got is crappy
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