Posted: July 1, 2012
How do I stabilize a fuel-oil mix for my two-stroke? The VRO pump on my engine quit working. My mechanic recommended, and I agreed, disconnecting the pump and mixing the oil with the fuel. This technique is working well. The engine is now 23 years young and still running strong. I don’t know if adding a fuel stabilizer will help or hurt.
The gas/oil mix is stabilized the same way as straight fuel would be: Use an ethanol or non-ethanol stabilizer (depending on the type of fuel used) proportionately, according to the manufacturer’s directions.