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Falstaff



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 14 1:32 pm    Post subject: How can I tell ?  Reply with quote    

Whether this 'ere can is full of petrol - or 2 stroke ?

(If it's petrol I can cut the grass )

If it's 2 stroke I can cut some logs for the fire !

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Bungo



Joined: 21 Dec 2011
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Location: Wye Valley
PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 14 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Pour a bit in a jamjar. Is it tinged red or green ? If so it has 2 stroke oil in it though at what ratio is anybodies guess

Hairyloon



Joined: 20 Nov 2008
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 14 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Putting two stroke fuel in a four stroke engine is unlikely to cause any lasting harm, certainly a lot less than four stroke fuel in a two stroke engine...
Alternatively, add oil: at worst you'll end up with a 25:1 mix. Instead of 50:1.

Falstaff



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 14 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Bungo wrote:
Pour a bit in a jamjar. Is it tinged red or green ? If so it has 2 stroke oil in it though at what ratio is anybodies guess


Ah Logic !

Sadly, when you're dealing with someone who is red /green colourblind and uses whatever old oil happens to be lying about to mix 2-stroke with, logic such as this tends to fall down in the face of imperfection on the part of the operative !

Falstaff



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 14 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hairyloon wrote:


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Alternatively, add oil: at worst you'll end up with a 25:1 mix. Instead of 50:1.


Yup - that's what I thought too ! Even found some genuine 2 stroke oil to add to the mix. Sadly the only oil I could find for the "chain oiler" was 10-40 semi-synthetic (which still had the price stuck on the bottle)

Anyway, now have enough logs to get through a few days even if the saw ran pretty sick.

It seemed to run best (but not right) when the unit was held dead level.

Somebody's obviously had a bit of bother with it in the past and I bought it second hand a few months ago. The dead man's handle has been bypassed and the stopper button doesn't work either . It's a little Stihl btw.

Any ideas ?

oldish chris



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 14 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Falstaff wrote:
t It's a little Stihl btw.
Is that a euphemism? (Just that I've been called something similar )

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 14 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sounds as if you need to thoroughly overhaul the saw; the first job being to get the dead mans handle going again. As far as the red/green goes, is there nobody else to tell you the colour?

Nick



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 14 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Doesn't matter if it's red or green. Either suggest oil.

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 14 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
Doesn't matter if it's red or green. Either suggest oil.

I've had purple two stroke before, but old petrol can develop a tinge by itself, so I wouldn't necessarily trust a colour to mean it has oil.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 14 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

mend saw ,get clean fule

if the machine is iffy, esp the brakes,it wont be safe or easy to cut wood.

older stihl do have a good reputation for easy mend

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 14 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

* fuel

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