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Old 05-23-2019, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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You don't want to dump pre-mixed oil/gas in your car though. Putting your lawn mower or other 4-cycle gasoline is fine.

I dump mine in the snowblower or use it up in the lawn-mower the last few cuts of the season. I just dilute it by mixing it in with oil-free gas.
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Old 05-23-2019, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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You don't want to dump pre-mixed oil/gas in your car though. Putting your lawn mower or other 4-cycle gasoline is fine.
There's no reason not to.
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Old 05-24-2019, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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You don't want to dump pre-mixed oil/gas in your car though. Putting your lawn mower or other 4-cycle gasoline is fine.
Its fine. Especially the small amount that's in a weedeater.
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Old 05-24-2019, 10:05 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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I'm looking for a new grass trimmer. Ours is smoking from the engine. It doesn't seem worth it to fix it. Maybe just give it away. I believe most/all trimmers need a mix of oil and gas. Home Depot sells this pre-mixed but it seems expensive. I suppose we could just buy another gas can and use that for mixing oil and gas. Or would you recommend just buying the pre mixed fuel?

If your current trimmer needs a gas/oil mix, some smoke from the engine would be normal. Is it malfunctioning in some way?
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Old 05-24-2019, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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If your current trimmer needs a gas/oil mix, some smoke from the engine would be normal. Is it malfunctioning in some way?
I think what I am saying is MORE smoke than is normal and loss of power.

I am not the user.
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