Over the winter I needed a chainsaw, I mixed a gallon of gas for it and unfortunately it just refused to start which gave me the motivation to purchase an electric chainsaw which did the job wonderfully.
Problem is, now I have a gallon of two-stroke gas that I just don't know what to do with. I'd like to just dilute it into the 5-gallon can I use for my mower and use it over the summer, but before I do that I figured I'd ask if there's any reason I shouldn't.
You should be able to run this straight through your lawnmower without issue. As long as you aren't running it through your car with a catalytic converter it should be just fine. The thing which 2-cycle oil has in it is lubricants. Today's mixes burn very clean. Doesn't mean you can't cut it with regular fuel, just it's not going to hurt anything running it straight.
If you haven't done so, you'll probably want to put some Stabil or other type of fuel stabilizer in it so it won't continue collecting water via whatever amount of ethanol it might have in it. I use it in any type of fuel which is going to be sitting for any amount of time. You can treat gas so it will be in good shape for up to two years. Not an advertisement, just a consideration.
yea without a problem man, in fact the engine will kind of enjoy the extra little bit of lubricity in spots it doesnt usually get it, not somethin u want to do all the time in something not designed for it because of buildup, but youll b fine in ur case especially diluted with 4 other fresh gallons the worst thing youll have to worry about is buildup on ur spark plug, but i doubt youll even notice a difference