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arekay34

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new owner...fuel question.
« on: October 25, 2013, 11:12:56 AM »
hello all....

new to the FL350 community myself.

i was wondering if someone could help me out here. the dude i bought it from was running oil/fuel @ 22:1.....

from what i've been reading, that's just not necessary anymore. add to the fact that it smokes heavily at start up. (b/c of oil..right?)

learning as much as i can here, but want to make sure if i need to continue this 22:1 ratio this dudes been running, or can i start running a 32:1 just like that? are there ANY step needed to be done if i change the oil/gas mix?

thanks so much in advance.
rob

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Re: new owner...fuel question.
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2013, 02:14:15 PM »
You can run 32:1. I would suggest also dropping the stock slow jet from a 52 down to a 45. The smoke is both from oil and too high fuel to air ratio at idle, actually more from that jetting.

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Re: new owner...fuel question.
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2013, 02:48:36 PM »
I was afraid I'd hear something about jetting. I am a totally non mechanic dude.
wanting to learn more, but have no idea about jetting anything. I appreciate your
quick reply! thanks! :-[

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Re: new owner...fuel question.
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2013, 04:22:23 PM »
The other thing to consider is what type of oil he was using... If it was castor based, and you are switching to synthetic or vise versa, you need to drain the tank because the two type oils don't mix... I actually run 40:1 without problems, using amsoil dominator. Also, keep in mind that when you change your ratio, more than likely it will require re-jetting... Less oil means more parts fuel, and a richer running engine.....
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Re: new owner...fuel question.
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2013, 04:36:57 PM »
synthetic.

can I just stay around 22:1 and be ok?

like I said before, I'm not up for rejetting, resetting anything
that doesn't need be. the things been running amazingly using
his 22:1 blend. I just want to make sure it's ok to stay that way
or should I figure this jetting thing out and do a more fuel mix?
which one will have better long term benefits?
I am super impressed that this 85 can rip it today like it just came
off the assembly line.
thanks again all.
rob

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Re: new owner...fuel question.
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2013, 12:46:57 PM »
Learn to jet... It will be required for temperature changes as well... You cant run a 2 stroke reliably without knowing how....
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Re: new owner...fuel question.
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2013, 02:48:22 PM »
dude said he made a mistake an ran 32:1

will get on the jetting. thanks for all the help.

much appreciated by a new member!

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