2 cycle oil--how do I know if it is there?


#1

Hopefully, this will be quick. My husband mixed up the gas cans between the snow blower and the boat. One has 2 cycle oil and one might not but now he isn’t sure. How can I tell which one has the oil? Pour it in a glass and look for? HELP


#2

2-cycle oil usually has color to it (red, green, etc.) If you have the oil, you can determine the color easily. The gas w the oil should be readily apparent from the color.


#3

The 2 cycle oil gas mix should be darker than the regular gas.

Ed B.


#4

Yes, pour them in two different glass containers and compare. The oil mix will be darker. Good luck! Rocketman


#5

Most (but not all) 2-cycle oil is dyed dark blue or green. Pure gasoline is almost clear.

If all else fails, allow some to evaporate on a flat dish. The oil will not evaporate.


#6

THANK YOU ALL! I will look for the darker one!