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Homelite XL fuel and oil mixture
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Richard Roux    Posted 06-25-2002 at 19:27:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have had my Homelite XL forever (20 plus years). It runs great but I have lost my manuals and need to know the proper fuel/oil mixture.
Can anyone help.

Jens Hensler    Posted 09-09-2007 at 03:34:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hallo ich bin der jens aus Österreich
ich suche für meine wunderschöne doch alte Kettensäge Homelite XL ein ersatzteil und zwar den festkörper mit kabel und Kertzenstecker da dieses teil kein funken mehr erzeugt wer kann mir helfen es kann auch gebraucht sein
Viellen Dank

BillW    Posted 07-03-2002 at 12:53:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
HOMELITE has had 3 different oils they have provided. The old 16:1 has been discontinued and replaced by the 32:1 and EXACTMIX 50:1 in the squeeze-up bottle.
Either will work, but you have to be more careful of the exact amount with the higher ratio mix as any error is almost double = Trouble.
Also to avoid having old stale fuel mix, make the smallest amount you will use in less than a month.
For your saw my suggestion is to use the 32:1
Bill Walcott
Brauchi Bros Inc - almost 50 years with HOMELITE
700 N 12th
Marysville KS 66508

Miguel pinilla    Posted 08-14-2002 at 08:59:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i want top know what ratio of lubricating oil i must use for may machine. i have a a homelite for cut the grass. in panama the shop do not have homelite lubricating oil. please tell me the radio for texaco or esso.

Bryant    Posted 11-13-2007 at 08:09:20       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Called tech support at Homelite and he told me 32:1 for my BX90. Only strange part is that every other blower they have on their web site says 50:1

Shawn Morrison    Posted 06-10-2006 at 18:32:59       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Have a Homelite Leaf Blower BX-90 Bandit ut08026d 25CC Family. I need to Know the ratio fuel mixture. Some say 16to1 some say 32to1 some say 50to1. How do you know?

bob taylor    Posted 04-29-2008 at 14:15:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I use 50 to 1 ratio Sthil has them be sure get high performance kind and use 89 octance gas should be ok due to age of blower as mine about 20 years old still a firecracker to blow the leaves off the lawn.

Shawn Morrison    Posted 06-11-2006 at 10:28:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]

PCC-AL    Posted 06-26-2002 at 05:07:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi Richard,
After reading your post, I walked down to the tool shed and looked at my Super XL. I thought it had the mix written on the tank, but it didn't. My old McCullough 35 did and it was 1 pint to 2.5 gals. I now recall that the saw shops, pulp wood and saw folks usually mixed a quart to 5 gals. This is the mix that I used in the McCullough 35 and Super XL for years and they have cut a lot of wood in their day. Neither has ever needed any major repairs.
If you need an exact answer, go over to the Tool Board and post your question. We have had lots of saw discussions there. Good luck.

DeadCarp    Posted 06-25-2002 at 20:31:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Depends really on where you live and when you run it - the oil in 2 cycles is there to cool them. Well, indirectly - the oil droplets help carry heat away from the cylinder and top end. It lubes some too, but that's secondary. The more you worry about heat, add a bit of oil. In Mn i run 50:1 in wintertime and 25:1 in summer, any 2-cycle - boat motors, weed wackers, leaf blowers, bug motor, snowmobile motor, any of them. I just use a boat gas can with the squeeze bulb still there, and everybody drinks from that. They need a bit more to cool them in summer, and start easy in winter that way.
A lot of old big motors cool themselves with lead additive. You can cook one without it. Think about the gas they drank when they were built.

art lahy    Posted 10-18-2003 at 18:46:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I still use the old xl I bought in 1976. Actually my sons use it more than me. High premium oils of 50 to 1 ratios blow less smoke in your face than regular 2 cycle oils. I used 32:1 ratio for years.
In Canada at 50:1 20 milliters of premium oil gets you one liter of gas for the right mix. In the U. S. using say a regular oil at a 32:1 ratio.
4 guarts eguals one gallon. 1 quart of two cycle oil does 8 gallons of half guart does 4 gallons. one quarter quart does 2 gallons and one eighth of a guart of two cycle oil does one gallon of gas. There are still lots of uses for that old saw.

Paul    Posted 06-18-2004 at 06:03:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]

2.6 oz oil to a gallon of gas is what ratio?
thanks, Paul

biff    Posted 06-23-2004 at 12:04:47       [Reply]  [No Email]

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