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Posted: 9/28/2005 4:49:23 PM EDT
1. 16:1

2. 32:1

3: 50:1

My dad hasnt used the chain saw in so long he dosent remember the proper mixture and no longer has the paper work for it. Its an old homelite not sure of the year it was bought in.

Any info will help!

Thanks.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 4:50:59 PM EDT
Check their website. It could vary by manufacturer.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 4:53:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/28/2005 4:53:40 PM EDT by swingset]
Just throw some oil in there and let 'er rip!!!!!
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 4:54:12 PM EDT
40:1 in most cases.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 4:55:13 PM EDT
My Husky is 50:1
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 4:58:12 PM EDT
Synthetic oils can be mixed thinner than the old petroleum base stuff. 40:1 with synthetics should be fine.

A friend of mine that was a tree feller for a logging company for several years always mixes em 16:1 even if the manufacturer calls for 32:1. His saws foul plugs but run for ever. They are greasy as hell from the unburnt oil puking out the muffler and backflowing out the carb, but they run forever. Just keep a clean plug handy if you use this method.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 4:58:44 PM EDT
What is the brand? Most single gallon bottels sold are for 50 to 1.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 5:04:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Palm:
What is the brand? Most single gallon bottels sold are for 50 to 1.



Its a Homelite super XL Chainsaw
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 7:05:25 PM EDT
Stihl is 50:1. Stay safe
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 7:42:03 PM EDT
Husky and Stihl manuals recommend 50:1, ... Most Husky and Stihl chainsaw mechanics recommend a 40:1 mix with "High Quality" oil. If you are in an emergency, and can't find 2 stroke oil, use 30 weight mixed at 25:1
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