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How To Calculate Your Gas/oil Mix

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I've seen several posts where people ask about ratios and not one reply did I see anyone explaining the calculation. So to help out the new 2 smokers, here it is.

You are mixing ounces of oil, so you must convert gallons to ounces. 1 Gallon = 128 ounces. So now you have 3 gallons of gas. How much oil do you put in?

Multiply 3x128=384, now divide by your ratio 32 (32:1), which equals 12 ounces of oil. 5 gallons = 20 ounces.

HAPPY MIXING :thumbsup:

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At the very least, you should determine how much oil you need for one gallon especially if you are a trail rider. Makes it easier to mix up at a gas station.

I run 40:1 (3.2 ounces per gallon). I carry 10 ounces of oil with me (my tank is gallons). When I gas up at a station, I can usually geustimate how much gas I have used by the miles traveled. I then add about half the gas needed, add some oil, then nearly top off (leave enough room for remaining needed oil) and add the remaining oil.

I usually get a pop and let the oil/gas mix up for a few minutes and then take it easy for the first few minutes of trail letting the gas slosh around.

Never add the oil before the gas, had a friend do this and plug up his carb because all of the gas went directly to the bottom and didnt mix with the gas very well.

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At the very least, you should determine how much oil you need for one gallon especially if you are a trail rider. Makes it easier to mix up at a gas station.

I run 40:1 (3.2 ounces per gallon). I carry 10 ounces of oil with me (my tank is gallons). When I gas up at a station, I can usually geustimate how much gas I have used by the miles traveled. I then add about half the gas needed, add some oil, then nearly top off (leave enough room for remaining needed oil) and add the remaining oil.

I usually get a pop and let the oil/gas mix up for a few minutes and then take it easy for the first few minutes of trail letting the gas slosh around.

Never add the oil before the gas, had a friend do this and plug up his carb because all of the gas went directly to the bottom and didnt mix with the gas very well.

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