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calculate amount

Postby nuggetmike » Wed May 19, 2010 7:32 pm

How do I figure 50 to 1 using a 5 gallon liquid container? Oil to gas.
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Re: calculate amount

Postby Dirtman » Thu May 20, 2010 2:52 am

nuggetmike wrote:How do I figure 50 to 1 using a 5 gallon liquid container? Oil to gas.


For ounces of 2-cycle oil to add to the gasoline: Gallons * 128 / 50 = 12.8 oz

There are 128 oz per 1 gallon
50:1 ratio = 50 parts gas:1 part oil, so divide by 50

FWIW, when mixing oil with gas for 2-cycle engines, it doesn't have to be exact but it should be close.

This formula works for any gas:oil ratio. If the mixture was 30:1, it would be: gallons * 128 / 30 = 21.3 oz
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