How to Mix Oil With Gasoline For A Lawn Mower
Hello! In this article, I will tell you how to use chainsaw oil. The information presented here is based both on my personal experience of using saws and on the experience that I am a sales assistant on this technique. This is both communicating with customers and with service masters. Plus there will be a theory. Where would it be without it.
What oil to pour into gasoline for a chainsaw?
To prepare the fuel mixture, special oil is used for two-stroke engines. There are a great many of them today. However, manufacturers themselves, especially serious ones such as Stihl or Husqvarna, always write which oil to mix with gasoline for their chainsaws. They are produced under the same brand, therefore, for example, Stihl oil is suitable for Stihl saws, and Husqvarna is suitable for Husqvarna.
Representatives of manufacturers at the same time declare that they do not know how the chainsaw will work with other oils, but they can definitely guarantee the correct operation of their equipment when the fuel mixture for it is prepared on the basis of the product that they indicate in the operating instructions. By the way, if a malfunction occurs in the piston group during the warranty period, you may be denied a free repair if it turns out that you added something other than what the manufacturer indicates.
The masters from the services with whom I had to communicate praise all the same Stihl and Husqvarna oils.
Mineral or synthetic oil. Which is better to add to gasoline
Push-pull oils can be mineral or synthetic. As with cars, synthetics are always more expensive than mineral water. Its most important advantage is that when using a chainsaw inside the cylinder, soot does not form. This extends its service life. Thus, if you want the saw to serve as much as possible, fill in the synthetics.
True, it is worth noting that if you have already used a mineral water for a long time (at least 100 hours), then you can not use synthetics. This is due to the fact that synthetic oil, having cleansing properties, will wash away the accumulated layer of carbon deposits on the cylinder walls, and its falling off pieces can cause damage. Therefore, if you have been using Mineral-Koy for a long time, then use it.
The ratio of oil and gasoline for chainsaws
To find out how much oil to pour into gasoline for a chainsaw (as for any other push-pull technique: trim tabs, motor drill, etc.), you need to look at the correct proportion in the instructions for the saw or on the package. Usually, when using the “native” option, the proportion is 1:50. If a different type is used, it is recommended to mix it in a proportion of 1:40. That is, for example, with a ratio of 1:50, divide 1 liter by 50 and get 0.02 liters. This is the amount that needs to be added to 1 liter of gasoline. That is, for 1 liter of gasoline pour 20 ml.
The proportions of gasoline and chainsaw oil should be observed with great accuracy, therefore, to determine the right amount, I advise you to use an ordinary medical syringe with 20-25 ml. In addition, there are special packaging with a dispenser, as well as containers for mixing. The latter allow you to measure as the right amount of both mixed products.
Using a syringe or a package with a dispenser, you need to have a container by which it will be possible to accurately measure the required amount of gasoline.
So, after adding the necessary amount of oil to gasoline, just shake the container in which they are mixed, and that’s it. The fuel mixture is ready.
Do not stock up on a mixture for future use, as it is limited in shelf life. Typically, the shelf life after mixing should not exceed one month, but some service centers recommend generally storing the finished fuel mixture for no more than 3 days.
What oil to use to lubricate chainsaw chains
Now let’s move on to the chain lubrication. For chain lubrication, it is necessary to use special adhesive lubricants specifically designed for this. You can, of course, fill in other types of oils, for example, transmission or motor oils, but they will not also effectively lubricate the tire and chain, as does a special adhesive oil for lubricating the chain.
This is due to the fact that a special lubricant contains adhesive substances that make it “stick” to the chain. Due to this, it does not fly out so much when the chain rotates, as other types of it do. Therefore, the tire and chain do not wear out so much and last longer.
If you put a good adhesive on the thumb and forefinger, connect them, and then part them, you can see how it stretches between them. Other types will not be able to.
An important characteristic is density. Do not take too liquid grease, as it is quickly consumed. As my experience shows, as well as the buyers with whom I had to talk about this topic, the lubricant for the Stihl chain is spent the longest.
It is also worth noting that if you care about nature, you can use oil to lubricate the chain, which later decomposes without harming the environment. It is produced on a plant basis. The price, of course, will be higher.
Fill oil to lubricate the chain in a special tank up to the neck. It is recommended to top up along with refueling the saw with the fuel mixture, since, as a rule, when the fuel tank is full, the chain lubrication still remains in some quantity. But if you do not add it, then it will be consumed before the fuel runs out.
That’s all. I hope you were interested and you learned something new for yourself. Use only special oils for gasoline and chain lubrication, and your chainsaw will last you all its intended life.
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