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Oil/Gas Ratio

Q: Hi Bill, I am down here in Lancaster County and all of my radios stay tuned to 580 so I usually hear you on Saturdays. I used to work in Harrisburg, retired in 97, but I often shopped at a True Value store on 2nd street down town where I was always treated with great courtesy, I guess that was one of yours? My question regards the use of gas and oil in 2 cycle engines. I have a Lawn Boy mower which uses 8 ounces per 2 gallons gas. I also have an Echo blower/vac which calls for about half that ratio. I have trouble keeping the gas cans with the proper mix, straight. Did I get the impression from one of your latest shows that it is OK to use the mower mixture in the Echo blower? Thanks in advance for you assistance.

A:  YES, you can use the mower ratio or 8 oz per gallon in the echo, but not the other way around. The only disadvantage on the echo is that it may foul the plug up after 20 to 30 hours of use. If you use lawn boy oil it may even go longer just dont use the echo mix of 50:1 in the lawn boy mower. Thanks for your comments and listening.
 

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