ethanol blend vs ethanol free gas in small engines

orbital

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i trully love my cordless blower. just slip in battery walk out and blow of porch and yard its quiet so i can do it anytime.i do wish i went brushless
 

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Most of the fueling stations have ethanol free premium. If I can't find ethanol free regular, that is what I use in my OPE.
 

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All OPE such as chain saws, blowers, etc.. It is recommended to drain the tank and then run out the carb dry before tucking tools away during winter
 

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My 2018 Ford Escape 2.0L eco-boost
has been using strictly Ethanol-Free 90+ octane
"top-tier" gasoline for the past 2 years now.

* LOVE * it ! ! !


This website may be handy for y'all --


https://www.pure-gas.org


 

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BTW --

Here in the U.S.
there's been talk of increasing the
Ethanol amount from the present 10% to 15%

:sick2:
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BTW --

Here in the U.S.
there's been talk of increasing the
Ethanol amount from the present 10% to 15%

:sick2:
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As cheap and plentiful as gas is now we should consider stopping subsidizing ethanol in gas but then that means states that make it would no longer have all that money to prop up their economies.
 

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All OPE such as chain saws, blowers, etc.. It is recommended to drain the tank and then run out the carb dry before tucking tools away during winter


I always do this. But the gas that you do run dry, should it have stabilizer in it? I learned that somewhere but seems pointless.
 

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Since a small amount of fuel remains in bottom of carb... not pointless. Also, some fuel w/ be left in tank also. Given the volume of fuel to free air... you can bet this fuel will evaporate and leave thick residue behind. If you leave tank full w/ very little air space the reverse will happen. Just drain the carb...
 
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Since a small amount of fuel remains in bottom of carb... not pointless. Also, some fuel w/ be left in tank also. Given the volume of fuel to free air... you can bet this fuel will evaporate and leave thick residue behind. If you leave tank full w/ very little air space the reverse will happen. Just drain the carb...

turbodog, That's a good procedure for 4-stroke equipment. Do you recommend the same for 2-stroke tools?
 
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edit: for run dry & carb ect..
 
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Honestly, for 2 stoke I leave full of fuel and don't worry about it. Most 2 stroke oil contains fuel stabilizer now. I have done this for decades and have no problem with 2 stroke engines starting after sitting for months or years.

I usually have to service carbs at 8-12 year mark... usually the 'fuel pump' part stiffens up and makes them hard to crank, or a primer bulb cracks.

My good results, over this long of time, with this much equipment, can't be just luck...
 
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Honestly, for 2 stoke I leave full of fuel and don't worry about it. Most 2 stroke oil contains fuel stabilizer now. I have done this for decades and have no problem with 2 stroke engines starting after sitting for months or years.

I usually have to service carbs at 8-12 year mark... usually the 'fuel pump' part stiffens up and makes them hard to crank, or a primer bulb cracks.

My good results, over this long of time, with this much equipment, can't be just luck...

Thanks for the real world advice. I agree, it's not luck.
 

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That fuel pump bulb is important with 2 stroke engines?

I'm ready to throw my 2 stroke blower out. If I just need a bulb, I'll let it live a little longer.
It takes too many pulls to get it started.
 
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