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I need to know how to tell two-cycle mixed gas from regular gas. We have one gas can of each, and no idea which is which. We already broke a lawnmower by guessing wrong once, and we just can't afford that same mistake again!
Nicole from Chicago, IL
The 2 Cycle gas should have a bluish color to it from the oil which is mixed in. Normal gas is more yellowish. Hope that helps - I know it is kind of a subjective way to tell.
I had this problem too - my husband, who is a mechanic, told me to put some of the gas on my finger and that the mixed gas would leave a residue, while the plain gas would just evaporate
You can also tell the difference if you can see into the container. The fuel mix will sometimes leave a dark residue in the container from the oil.
Pour a bit of each of the two gases on to a white sheet of paper.The one with the gas will evaporate and leave no stain.The one with the oil in it will leave an oily stain.