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Homelite Vintage Generator


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Thank you very much mister I truly appreciate your help
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I am working on a Homelite 23A , sn 291242. I am ignoring the oil / gas ratio and following the instructions on the 2 cycle mix. It has a reservoir (2.6 oz) at the top of the bottle that fills by squizing the bottle. That mixes with 1 gal of gas. My reasoning is that the modern 2 cycle oils would be far better.
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These were designed to use motor oil mixed with the fuel. Not sure what using modern two stroke oil might do, but I'd be a bit leery.
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Mix modern TCW-3 oil with your fuel, just make sure to stick to the gas/oil ratio listed. These engines have bushings and needle bearings which need all of the oil they can get.

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I don't think any of the Homelites had any bushings. The crank and rod lower end ride on ball bearings although the rod may be a roller bearing. The piston end of the rod runs on needles.
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I have several of those Navy surplus Homelite generators. an opposed twin, a single vertical cylinder, (That runs!) and an inverted single like yours. The single is VERY loud and smokes like crazy with that motor oil mix. The gas tank cap has the mix formula stamped inside at so many caps per gallon.
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Some of My Homelite collection.
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