Well now, I have an old two-stroke Lawn Boy.
I put in a new ignition control module and am amazed at how much better it ran.
I have decided to , if I mix it my self, run at around 32 to 1 with best compounds I can afford .
Yesterday I was mixing gas; I was using three different brands of oil as I had partial bottles and I did not want to have so many taking up space.
One was Stihl, one was a high tech true synthetic, label was one, and the other was a new purchased motorcycle racing true synthetic.
The last listed was syrupy thick.
Well I poured all three into an old 2.5 gallon metal gasoline can; started filling it with gasoline , 91 octane no stinking alcohol gasoline, from another plastic can.
These new plastic can are pieces of fecal debrsi, for safeties sake, the yellow spout popped out of the pouring can fell into the metal can.
Opening approx. 2 or so inches, ARRRGH, so I went to get a long tongs, can not fine one.
Sharon gives me a salad tong, metal with fork like claspers.
OK, better than nothing, so , I force it into the can; tongue is just long enough to reach plastic spout but , now there is approx. 4 ounces of gasoline in there with six ounces of oil, only my finger tips are still holding the tong.
It slips out of my fingers and joins the spout.
I was not, I repeat NOT going to dump out the oil-gas mix and try to jiggle the new contents out.
I find a long plastic fork two tooth fork ; I can manage to jam it into the tong pivot pin area and get one handle up to where my finger tips can just grab it.
Cannot close it so i can pull it out; HA , hold can at an angle so tong does not keep falling flat on bottom as oil mix makes every thing very slippery.
Fifteen or so attempts later, I am able to pull one tong handle out far enough that I can take the fork and close other tong handle enough to pull handles out.
it seems the actual tong part is not going to come out of the hole as forcing it in was done with cone shaped object, i.e. small to large
now it was the mostly flat large end, no taper ( Think of forcing a come into a hole point first and then trying to pull it out butt first.)
Brute force removes tongs.
nothing ruined but spout is still in can.
I take the plastic two-teeth fork and force the one tooth into the air vent on the spout and remove without any more drama.
I put spout back on plastic jug and fastened it tightly.
I decide to add a genuine power booster, not octane but actual power, think of nitro methane only a far less volatile compound.
Fill gasoline can and lawn mower
Now I have been around and worked on gasoline engines for decades; when I fired up the Lawn Boy, it sounded much, much better than it had ever in the years I had it and cut long grass with a gusto.
I am not going to spend big bucks to continually use power booster, this was from VP, but that stuff does work.