Gas and Oil for Your Makita Leaf Blower (2-cycle & 4-cycle)

The efficiency of your leaf blower is directly related to the quality of the fuel and oil you put into it. The use of the incorrect fluids can cause the warranty on your vehicle to be null and void.

Unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 89 or higher and no more than 10% ethanol is recommended for use in Makita leaf blowers.

Current Makita blowers are powered by 4-cycle (4-stroke) engines. Although 2-cycle (2-stroke) blowers from Makita are becoming increasingly rare, they may still be in service. The fuel specifications for these two engines are distinct.

Fuel for the Makita two-stroke engine should be mixed with two-cycle engine oil at a ratio of 50:1.
If you’re using a Makita 4-cycle engine, fill it up with regular unleaded gas. Avoid combining with oil. The fuel and oil tanks of 4-cycle engines are located in different compartments.

Keep flammables and combustibles well away from where you refuel. It’s best to wait until the engine has cooled down before removing the gasoline cap.

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Before diagnosing, repairing, or operating, be sure you’ve read and understood all of the safety recommendations in the equipment’s operator’s manual.

In the event that you lack the necessary expertise, experience, or physical ability to properly complete the repair, it is recommended that you seek the assistance of a professional.

A Makita Leaf Blower Running on Old Gas

The shelf life of gasoline is finite. Damage may appear as quickly as 30 days after purchase. As a result, varnish and sticky deposits may be left behind, limiting fuel flow and possibly causing component failure.

The gas may be too old, and that’s the root of your starting, dying, or running problems.

Alcohol’s Repercussions

Ethanol is a renewable energy source that can be mixed with gasoline to reduce pollution. In this case, the main ingredients are corn and other high-starch vegetables.

Low concentrations of ethanol are safe for use in small engines, but higher concentrations are not recommended. If the ethanol percentage in your gas is 10% or lower, only use it.

Wetness in the fuel system is something you can expect to deal with if you use ethanol. A varnish is left behind in the fuel system from the water and ethanol combination. The liquid also begins to split from the gas.

Use New Fuel and a Fuel Stabilizer!

For this reason, gas should be used within 30 days of purchase. Fuel additives can be used to stabilize fuel and increase its storage life.

Please take note that 2-cycle oils and a fuel stabilizer are available for your Makita’s 2-cycle engine.

If the manufacturer doesn’t specify a longer shelf life for the stabilizer, you shouldn’t count on it. There are stabilizers that work for 30 days, and there are others that work for two years.

It is okay to use Sea Foam Motor Treatment, which is made from petroleum, in a motor for a tiny vehicle. If you need an addition to stabilize gas, cut down on moisture, and keep your fuel system sparkling clean, this is the one to get.

An Oil and Gas Blend for a Two-Cycle Makita Leaf Blower

It is a cardinal sin to put undiluted gas into the tank. Very low gas levels will cause the engine to seize. If you use pure gas in your leaf blower, you’ll probably need to get a new one sooner rather than later.

To properly lubricate the engine of a Makita 2-cycle leaf blower, gas and oil must be blended at a ratio of 50:1. There is only one fill port available for this compound.

Utilize regular unleaded gas with an octane value of 89 or higher (mid-grade) and no more than 10% ethanol. Blend in a high-quality, two-cycle oil that meets the standards set forth by ISO-L-EGD and JASO M345 FD.

Instructions for Filling a 2-Cycle Makita Leaf Blower with Gas and Oil

  • For a visual guide on how much fuel mix to make, see the table below.
  • Turn off the gas and take the top off a legal gas can. Put some unleaded gas (with an octane value of at least 89 and no
  • more than 10% ethanol) into the tank.
  • Add the 2-cycle oil to the gas can according to the chart’s recommended ounces.
  • To fix, you’ll need to replace the cap.
  • The fuel and oil should be gently shaken together to combine them.
  • Fill up the tank of your Makita grass cutter.

Makita Leaf Blowers: Proper Gas/Oil Ratio for 2-Cycle Engines

Oil and Gas Blend1 Gal2 Gal2.5 Gal
50:12.6 oz5.2 oz6.4 oz

Four-Cycle Makita Leaf Blower Gas

The 4-cycle engines of Makita leaf blowers can only run on unleaded fuel. Do not combine with motor oil.

Fuel with an octane value of 89 or above and no more than 10% ethanol should be used. To prevent the gas from going bad, you can add an additive like Sea Foam or STA-BIL.

Oil for Makita 4-Cycle Leaf Blower

A Makita blower with a 4-cycle engine needs SAE 10W-30 motor oil.

Ethanol-Free Gasoline is Optimal for Makita Leaf Blowers

In order to keep your Makita blower running smoothly and efficiently, it’s important to use a fuel that doesn’t include ethanol. Using this to power your fan will cost you extra money.

TruFuel is an ethanol-free fuel that comes in a ready-to-pour bottle. This is not only the most practical choice for the user of the blower, but also the best choice for the blower itself.