Refueling routine. It's been a long time

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Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:30 pm

I use a graduated jug
Put about 2/3 of what I think I need in, then fuel and finish with the rest of the oil.
That way I always have some oil in and it’s mixed well.
If I overfill, drive gently for a few miles then top up
Or
Buy it in a fuel can then mix.

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Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:58 pm

I usually keep some in a can in the garage. But if I'm out it's an LML measuring jug at 3%. If I'm using a regular OMG fuel tap which is fast flow I know I can put exactly five litres of fuel in, so that makes it easy to put your oil in first, knowing how much you need. But with a Scootopia tap it's different. I never know how much I've got left. :shock:

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Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:15 pm

I never let it go on reserve,no fuel = no oil,not good.

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Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:00 pm

HxPaul wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:34 am
I use these,the 100mil bottles.1 bottle with 75mil is 3per cent of 2.5 litres of petrol,two bottles will give you 5 litres at 3 per cent.I can fit six of these bottles in my standard tool box,thats almost 300 miles and I fill my tank before I set off on a run,thats besides all the tools that I need,plus waterproofs.Remember to put oil in frst
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Plastic-Bott ... 1438.l2649.
Are you getting nearly 100 miles to the gallon ?

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Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:41 pm

I only stop at Costa coffee garages.....you probably never had them in 68.

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Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:49 pm

mick1 wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:00 pm
HxPaul wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:34 am
I use these,the 100mil bottles.1 bottle with 75mil is 3per cent of 2.5 litres of petrol,two bottles will give you 5 litres at 3 per cent.I can fit six of these bottles in my standard tool box,thats almost 300 miles and I fill my tank before I set off on a run,thats besides all the tools that I need,plus waterproofs.Remember to put oil in frst
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Plastic-Bott ... 1438.l2649.
Are you getting nearly 100 miles to the gallon ?
Got a Casa 185 and get sometimes just over and sometimes just under 100 mpg. viewtopic.php?f=9&t=14&start=60 second down from 31/2 years ago.

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Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:42 am

HxPaul wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:34 am
I use these,the 100mil bottles.1 bottle with 75mil is 3per cent of 2.5 litres of petrol,two bottles will give you 5 litres at 3 per cent.I can fit six of these bottles in my standard tool box,thats almost 300 miles and I fill my tank before I set off on a run,thats besides all the tools that I need,plus waterproofs.Remember to put oil in frst
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Plastic-Bott ... 1438.l2649.
Hmmm. That looks like a clean solution. I'm guessing two-stroke oil doesn't come anymore in bottle with a graduated see-thru strip?

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Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:28 am

onthelam wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:42 am
Hmmm. That looks like a clean solution. I'm guessing two-stroke oil doesn't come anymore in bottle with a graduated see-thru strip?
Yes it does, and when caught short and resorted to buying oil at a garage then the graduated see-thru strip helps you put 'roughly' the right amount of oil in.

Personally I never buy 1l bottles of oil, other than in the above situation. I buy in multiples of 5l, so I decant into 'single shot' bottles of 150ml and 240ml. You can fit far more oil in your toolbox with these than cumbersome 1l oil bottles, especially when you have tools in there

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Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:57 am

I use one of these oil jugs https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lambretta-Oi ... XQLQJRE5cf and fill my bottles in my garage before I set off.

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Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:43 pm

Quick question here , Why is everyone quoting 3%, standard! lambretta,s run on 4%

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