OiL AND FUEL MiXiNG iNSTRUCTiONS
FUELING THE UNiT
The use of old and/or improperly mixed fuel is the most common cause
of performance problems. Use only fresh, clean unleaded gasoline.
Follow the instructions
carefully for the proper gasoline/oil
Definition of Blended
Today's fuels are often a blend of gasoline and oxygenates such as
ethanol, methanol or MTBE (ether). Alcohol-blended
water. As little as 1% water in the fuel can make fuel and oil
separate, forming acids when stored. ALWAYS use fresh fuel (less
than 30 days old).
NOTE: Dispose of old fuel according to federal, state and local
If using a blended fuel:
Always use the fresh fuel mix explained in your operator's manual
Use the fuel additive STA-BIL® or an equivalent
Always agitate the fuel mix before fueling the unit
Drain the tank and run the engine dry before storing the unit
DO NOT USE E85 FUEL IN THIS UNIT. It
has been proven that fuel containing greater than 10%
ethanol will likely damage this engine and void the warranty.
Using Fuel Additives
The bottle of 2-cycle oil provided with this unit contains a fuel
additive to help inhibit corrosion and minimize gum deposits.
Always use the brand of 2-cycle oil that came with this unit. If this is
unavailable, use a 2-cycle oil designed for air-cooled engines and
mix it with a fuel additive, such as STA-BIL Fuel Stabilizer or an
equivalent. Add 0.8 oz. (23 ml) of fuel additive per gallon of fuel,
according to the instructions
on the container. NEVER add fuel
additives directly to the unit's fuel tank.
Gasoline is extremely flammable. Ignited
vapors may explode. Always stop the engine and allow it
to cool before filling the fuel tank. Do not smoke while
filling the tank. Keep sparks and open flames at a distance
from the area.
Remove the fuel cap slowly to avoid injury
from fuel spray. Never operate the unit without the fuel cap
securely in place.
Add fuel in a clean, well ventilated outdoor
area. Wipe up any spilled fuel immediately. Avoid creating
a source of ignition for spilled fuel. Do not start the engine
until fuel vapors dissipate.
1. Position the unit with the fuel cap facing up.
2. Remove the fuel cap.
3. Place the fuel container spout into the fill hole on the fuel tank
and fill the tank.
NOTE: Do not overfill the tank.
4. Wipe up any fuel that may have spilled.
5. Reinstall the fuel cap.
6. Move the unit at least 30 ft. (9.1 m) from the fuel container and
the fueling site before starting the engine.
Mixing the Fuel
NOTE: This unit comes with a 3.2 oz. bottle of 2-cycle oil. To obtain
the correct fuel mixture described below, pour the entire bottle
into one gallon of unleaded gasoline.
For proper engine operation and maximum
reliability, pay strict attention to the gasoline and oil mixing
on the 2-cycle oil bottle. Using improperly
mixed fuel can severely damage the engine.
Thoroughly mix the proper ratio of unleaded gasoline with 2-cycle
engine oil. Do not mix them directly in the unit's fuel tank. Use a
separate fuel can. Use a 40:1 gasoline/oil ratio. See the table below
for specific gasoline and oil mixing ratios.
1 gallon U.S.
3.2 fL oz.
MIXING RATIO = 40:1