Most modern day snow blowers feature 4-cycle engines. However, some of us still own 2-cycle (or 2-stroke) engines.
For those of you who do, it's important that you know how to mix the proper amount of oil with the gasoline. Pouring too much oil in will produce the dirty cloud of smoke that you've surely come to know (and probably hate).
You don't want to smoke out the neighborhood when you start up your machine!
|Buy Pre-Mixed Fuel |
If you don't want your gloves smelling like gasoline, get some pre-mixed 2-cycle fuel instead. Just pour and go.
Unopened, these pre-mixed fuels have a shelf-life of 3 years. Once opened, their shelf life drops to 2 years. Either way, they will last a couple of winters.