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Years ago, before they made "special oil" to use as the mixture for 2 cycle engines we used the recommended amount of regular motor oil. It could be SAE30 or SAE40 and did not matter. Today they sell "special oil" just for mixing with gasoline at many times the price of regular oil. The only difference in the old and new oils is the detergent in the new type ...


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Unfortunately the most likely failure point for bad oil is the piston rings. This is a "get a new snowblower" tier problem. Here's what I would do. Figure out how much fuel you mis-mixed (say 1 gallon). Get a jerry can at least triple that size. Now, go make some new, additional premix fuel of twice that amount (e.g. 2 gallons) and mix the gas and ...


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