Is this true about 2-cycle engine oil?
Posted on 2011-09-23
My Uncle has a gas powered weed eater, and a McCulloch 14 inch chain saw.
I have a Homelite leaf blower.
He has loaned me his chain saw. And he gave me a few ounces of pre-mixed gasoline and a bottle of 2 cycle engine oil.
I have a bottle of my own.
My Uncle says 50-1 mix will work for all three tools, the chain saw, the weed eater and my blower. I do not want to damage his chain saw.
So, I prefer to use the gas mixture he gave me for his chain saw.
As I read the label on the 2 cycle oil it says:
good for 50 to 1, 40 to 1, 32 to 1, and 16 to 1 ratios.
Mix contents with one gallon of gas.
Is my Uncle correct?
This oil, that is for those 4 different ratios, ok for all gas powered tools?
Doesn't 50 to 1 mean, 1 part 2 cycle oil and 50 parts gasoline?
How can the chain saw and weed eater and leaf blower all use the same mixture of oil and gas?
There must be a difference between the requirement for each tool, or the label would not say 50-1, 40-1, 32-1 and 16-1.
Explain why my Uncle is right or wrong?