Sparky, I see you are in the same general area as I am...I'm in Moss Point/Pascagoula, how about you?
I'd mix at 25:1 for just a tank or two, and then 32:1 (or possibly less oil, so 40:1 or so). It just depends on the type of oil used... the reliability of the engine itself... the speed of the engine... the ambient temperature... how much load (weight)... etc. All that stuff matters.
But Pablo recommends 32:1, and I see nothing wrong with that at all. Anywhere from 32:1 to 40:1 would be the way to go.
Break-in, IMHO, is more dependent on the gradual revving of the engine moreso than the oil. Just go quarter throttle for a third of a tank. Shut her down. Go half throttle for a third of a tank. Shut her down. Go 3/4 throttle for a third of a tank. Shut her down. Then spend the second tank revving up to WOT a buncha times. Don't hold it WOT, tho! Just hit it for a few seconds and then ease off. The second tank should be all about revving and making the "needle" jump. After two tanks, you can pick your 32:1 or 40:1 ratio.
hey sparky, your nubee start up post was really helpful but i have a question i hope you can answer. during break-in i've been mixing gas and oil at 25 to 1. how many tanks before i can mix with less oil and in what ratio?
Howed You Make 5 Freinds?
Hey Sparky - sorry if my funnin' around offended you over in the CC. Please accept my apologies.
Very comprehensive A +. I wished I'd seen this post sooner.
No prob. It took a lot of time, but it was worth it.
A cager is a typical "caged" vehicle... it's in the MBc vocab section near the beginning of the guide.
Sparky, what's a "cager"?
Thanks, Sparky for the time you spent putting the Noobee info online. Much appreciated.