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Homelite super 2SL chainsaw oil - gas mixture
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Don    Posted 05-10-2003 at 08:35:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have lost the manual and I would like to know
what ratio is required for the oil-gas mixture on
my homelite super 2SL chainsaw - serial
number TH00412. Also where can I find a
manual?


Broc Luno    Posted 03-04-2009 at 10:39:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Sure all two strokes drink the same thing, but all the sliding surfaces need lubrication. Depending on metallurgy and rockwell hardness, they need less or more. Point being, that in the oldest Homelites, the MFG recommended 16:1 ratio which is 1/2 pint of oil to 1 gallon of gas.

Modern saws and other high speed 2 stroke AIR COOLED engines can use a leaner mix. Until you know if your motor is happy, try 32:1 or 1/2 pint to 2 gallons of gas. 32:1 is always safe in modern motors. It may smoke a bit, but it won't under-lube the rings and bore so you won't stick a piston and eat a motor.

If you want to go leaner than 32:1, make sure you use the best oil which will be ISO EG-D and/or Jasso FC or FD rated. The US petroleum business does not rate 2 stroke stroke oils above API-TC and that's a long way down from the ISO rating I just stated.


williamf    Posted 05-10-2003 at 14:15:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
I got at Walmart, Homelite brand oil in the kind of bottle that measures out the right amount of oil for a gallon of gas. Probably not the cheapest way, but easy.
Deadcarp's right. They're all the same and exactness is not needed as long as there's enough. Too much smokes, too little melts.
Wm


Poor Gary    Posted 05-10-2003 at 18:19:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Sounds dumb to you,s maybe but I like to see just a liitle smoke.A tad higher than the specs means plenty of slippery slide.No 2 saws are alike.
I would mix a small batch 25% higher than the specs.If that gives smoke mix your next batch accordingly till theres just a tinge of blue.
I hate to see a smokeless saw.Its life is doomed!!


wiliamf    Posted 05-11-2003 at 14:13:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yeah, the guy where I bought my Stilh weedwacker said if there wasn't some smoke it didn't have enough oil.
Wm


Poor Gary    Posted 05-10-2003 at 18:19:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Sounds dumb to you,s maybe but I like to see just a liitle smoke.A tad higher than the specs means plenty of slippery slide.No 2 saws are alike.
I would mix a small batch 25% higher than the specs.If that gives smoke mix your next batch accordingly till theres just a tinge of blue.
I hate to see a smokeless saw.Its life is doomed!!


scott    Posted 11-07-2004 at 18:13:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]
just got a used homelite it runs pretty good. as soon as it goes to cut it dies. got any advise?


David    Posted 04-20-2009 at 09:23:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a used homelite 2SL I need a manual for this thing


DeadCarp    Posted 05-10-2003 at 12:51:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Regardless of mfr exaggerations and Brand-Mania, as far as mix is concerned 2-cycles will all drink the same thing. I try to baby my Stihl a little by using actual 2-cycle oil but my neighbor uses 30-weight in the gas AND the chain lube, punishes his Homelites, i mean he does everything but ride it home on the tar, and his last long as mine.
The main function of adding oil is to carry some of the excess heat away from the head - if you ever drive a snowmobile with a head-temp guage and mix the gas wrong, you'll see how fast they get from 1500 to 1800 degrees, then you have to flood them all the way home to keep them from melting. But nothing's precise and all engines have tempraments. I mix 25/1 in summer, 50/1 in winter and somewhere in between right now. If you add too much oil, the axhaust will smoke.

Fact i filled the jug this morning and put almost 1/2 can (or 16 ounces, a pint) of oil to 5.5 gallons of gas, so it's maybe 40/1. Mixed fuel is marked "M" in a boat fuel tank and i leave an old squeeze-pump attached for the chainsaws, edgers, weedwacker, leaf blower, moped and such. If you're a 2-cycle at my place, that's what you'll drink. If the kids siphon it, their Saturns will leave a smoke trail. :)



andy    Posted 05-26-2005 at 05:53:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
please could you help me i have just bought a homelite chainsaw petrol i know that i have to mix oil with the petrol but at the side it says oil what oil do i put in i have bought some chain oil is that what i put in or do i put normal 2 stroke oil in and how does the chain keep oiled please help i dare not use it in case i ruin it thankyou looking very forward to your repley andy


Salmoneye    Posted 05-10-2003 at 10:02:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Try eBay for a manual...

As for a temp (or permanent) mixture fix, there is stuff called 'One Shot'...It is 2-cycle oil that is mixed only one way...The label says it is sufficient for all engines that require from 16:1 up to 40:1...I have had good luck with it and it sure cuts down on all the small gas cans in the shop...Only need one mix for all my toys, er, um, tools now...

;-)


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