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Oil was unintentionally mixed with gas and added to the tank

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oil was unintentionally mixed with gas and added to the tank of my ZG222 mower. I have removed as much as I can my suctioning it out and using paper towels to sop up as much as possible. there is still a small amount of the mixture in the tank. what should I do?
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Donald replied 5 months ago.
Hello. Thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you. The small amount of mixture that remained inside your fuel, will not be harmful to your engine. Just fill your fuel tank with fresh gas, and your mower will be okay. The fuel you add will dilute the remaining oil/fuel mixture.
Expert:  Donald replied 5 months ago.
It will be diluted to a point, whereas it will be like it doesn't exist.
Expert:  Donald replied 5 months ago.
You and I can continue from here. Thanks!
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
thank you for your help. I just needed to verify the residual would not be harmful. have a great day!
Expert:  Donald replied 5 months ago.
You are very welcome! I do hope all goes well for you. When you have an opportunity, please take a moment to rate my answer.

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