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Maytag Oil Mix

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Old 02-01-2011, 06:48:46 PM
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[QUOTE=Andrew Mackey;608009]Straight weight 30 oil will not mix well in gasoline at low temperatures. Neither will 50 wt! When using SAE 30 NON Detergent, you MUST put oil into the fuel, and shake the can well for at least 2 minutes to thoroughly mix the oil and gas. It is advisable to shake the can every time you go to refuel the engine, to make sure the fuel is mixed thoroughly.
easy to use two cycle oil which mixes better
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Old 02-19-2011, 02:24:45 AM
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If you read the entire post, you will see that in cold weather, even the modern oils will settle! Be sure to give your 2 cycle fuel can a good shake up when filling your tank, no matter what type of lube/oil you use, and EVERY time you use it! Cheap insurance!
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:24:08 AM
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What about the fuel already in the engine for a period of time? For instance, I just placed an engine on a Washer. How do you shake that if it's in there for weeks? Two people?
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Old 02-19-2011, 09:40:02 AM
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Two biiiig people.
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Old 02-20-2011, 11:29:14 AM
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If we drain the fuel like we are supposed to before putting them away thats not an issue. But few of us do that. Drain the fuel when you get it out thats what the drain plug is for. Then remix in the can you drain it into. Or else just dump the old fuel in your truck and refill the engine with fresh mix. Or if we don't drain them the best then is to put them away with less then half a tank. Then fill with well mixed fuel before starting. While 30 w and others settle relatively quickly and are more difficult to mix, proper two cycle oils will not settle anywhere near as quickly if at all for all practical purposes and remixes very easily. So this remixing problem is not really an issue with them. If you are going to a show just the jouncing in the truck or trailer will be more then enough to adgitate it to remix. Mark

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Old 03-18-2011, 07:41:13 PM
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i just got a model 92 engine.regular gas in the tank. engine turned over but did not fire.luckily it has almost no spark.will this hurt my engine.i dumped out all gas.
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Old 09-09-2011, 02:50:48 AM
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If it was run on straight gas, some damage may have been done. First thing I would do is to put the engine at mid-stroke, and see if there is play in the connecting rod. If you hear a clunking noise, or if you can turn the flywheel more than 3/16th of an inch before the bearing play is taken up, then I would remove the con rod and inspect for damage (galling, egging out of round, worn and loose on crank). If the bearing isn't too bad, you might be able to salvage it by taking the bearing cap and the rod and sanding a little bit off them and re-fitting the crank and bearing. There should be only a couple thousandths clearance. If the rod is badly egged, then only replacement will restore the engine to good health. If play is minimal, I would take a squirt oil can and put 4 or 5 good pumps of SAE 30 oil and spray into the intake. Remove the spark plug and kick the engine over vigorously 5 or 6 times. Fill the engine with high test fuel, mixed with SAE 30 NON Detergent oil at 16:1 ratio (1 cup oil/gallon gas). You want to give the interior of the engine a good coating of oil to load the bearings and rings. Once you have run the engine for about 1/2 a tank of fuel, load the engine until it hits every time, adjust the fuel needle as nescessary, for best running. After the engine gets good and hot, it may send sparks out the exhaust, as carbon is burned off within the cylinder. After about 5 minutes, let run at idle (hit & miss Mode), for about 5 minutes, and you should be good.

I prefer SAE 30, as it has a little more body that seems to help the engine seal at the main bearings. Yes it slobbers, but the Maytags always slobbered! You might want to try the oils that Mark has suggested, but in any case I would not use a lubricant made for injecter engine use, nor one that has been cut with mineral spirits. Note I said LUBRICANT. You want to use an oil, not a synthetic, as used in modern engines. They are too thin for use in the Maytag engines. Do NOT deviate from the 16:1 oil mix recommended by Maytag.

Hope no damage was done to your engine. I have seen Maytags that were run on straight gas, that actually seized as they were running. After they cooled off, the gas was removed, fresh oil/gas mix was put in the tanks, and the engines actually started and ran! Give it a try!
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:31:26 PM
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Sorry about raising this thread from the dead but Mark what did you find with your testing? I'm one of the ones that used a 32/1 modern two cycle mix. Usually it's the Husqvarna oil. I've never had a problem with them running on this mixture. I tried mixing strait 30 weight (non-detergent) at 16/1 and got a hell of a mess all over the engine. That stuff sticks allright. I had to use a solvent to get it off the outside of the engine. It also fouled up the Maytag plug in about 15 minutes to the point it stopped runing. I've heard that if there is blue smoke comming out the pipe the mix has enough oil in it. Just courious as to how refined Maytag's own oil was that was supposed to be used or you voided their warrantee. I'm sure it wasn't a standard motor oil but probably had some sort of special refinement to better mix with the gas. Mark the Maytag guy, I would go by what he says.
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:58:53 AM
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We could always use the strawberry scented 2cycle oil that is available for outboard engines. The vistor to our show don`t mind it, but the old 30w non detergent allway has mixed reveiws and some not so kind comments. All my Maytags tend to fog the total area around my display, but the odur of strawberry send the off looking for the pie and icecream at the cook shack.
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:50:30 AM
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I have a bucket of original Maytag Multi-Motor oil. It is about a 3 1/2 gallon metal bucket STILL SEALED and has the Maytag printing on the bucket. The other side has a paper label explaining the use of oil/fuel mix in the Maytag Multi-Motor. The paper label is not in very good shape and has some pieces missing but is still for the most part readable. The white printing on the black metal bucket is in fair shape, has the old stylised Maytag name and explanation that this is a special blend for Maytag engins. If interested I can take some photos.

Anyone interested? What is it worth?

I have had this sitting around here for over 50 years. I don't know how I would go about shipping it. Will UPS take it?

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