Small Engines (Lawn Mowers, etc.)/oil and gas ratio


I have an older model IDC 400-1 mini-tiller that wasn't used for a good while because it would not run.  I had my son take it to a guy he knows to repair it and it runs okay now.  I have used all of the fuel that the repairman left in the tank.  I do not remember the correct oil to gas ratio so I can mix up more fuel and cannot find the tiller manual.  I am thinking it was 32 to 1 but want to be absolutely sure.  If you can tell me the proper oil to gas ratio I would surely appreciate it.  Thanks

32:1 may be an oil rich mic but the engine will run cooler.  It may smoke a little more and could foul a spark plug every now and then but all 2 cycles are prone to fouling spark plugs.

Do you have any other equipment that uses fuel/oil mix?


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Eric A. Jones


Lawnmower Repair . Certified Master Service Technician from B&S. Have 23 years experience on B&S, Lawn Chief, Weed Eater, Echo, Peerless, Wheel Horse, Snapper, Atlas, MTD, McCulloch, Homelite and many other numerous brands. Specialize in electrical repair.


Born and raised in the midwest. Started tinkering with engines when I was about 14 on my Suzuki RM-80. I began lawn mower repair at a small hardware store. I knew absolutely nothing. I read lots of repair manuals and met an older fellow who taught me many lessons. I continued working on small engines through high school and paid my way through college working on mowers at the same hardware store. Decided to get away from the midwest and mower repair so I joined the Air Force. I repaired air traffic control electronic equipment and ended up in Hawaii where I got a part time job at Small Engine Clinic. I gained a lot of experience from the Small Engine Clinic and had a blast repairing small engines. I then took the Briggs and Stratton Master Service Technician test and earned my MST. I then traveled to Wisconsin where I attended the factory update training seminar and received formal training. Continued working on mowers part time as I completed 20 years of military. Retired from the military on a Friday and continued in the lawn and garden industry the next Monday.

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