A Weed Eater trimmer, just like other trimmers, uses a special fuel mixture for the engine. Using straight gas or an improper mixture of gas and oil causes major damage to the internal components of the Weed Eater trimmer. A separate fuel container for the trimmer fuel is necessary to mix the oil and gas for your Weed Eater trimmer. Always have the trimmer in a well-ventilated area when adding fuel to the trimmer. Do not mix gas and oil directly in the trimmer fuel tank.
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Things You'll Need
- One gallon fuel container
- Indelible marker
- 2-cycle engine oil
- One gallon of gas
Purchase a small one gallon fuel container at a hardware store or home improvement center. Label the container as trimmer fuel or mix with a marker. This fuel container should be specifically used for the trimmer fuel only.
Pour the contents of one 3.2 fluid ounce bottle of 2-cycle engine oil into the fuel container.
Add one gallon of gas to the fuel container.
Screw the lid onto the fuel container and shake the fuel container to mix the fuel/oil mixture.
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