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jplante4

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rk911 wrote:

in case it makes a difference to you AvGas is low lead not no lead...fyi


I pump a lot of 100LL this time of year into 5 gallon containers. Just a warning; if you have a Honda engine, it's ok to use 100LL to store it, but don't run more that a tankful through the engine. The valve clearance on Hondas is tight enough so you'll get lead buildup and a stuck valve.


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YouTube channel Project Farm does a lot of comparison videos.





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Johnny G1 wrote:

Bobbo wrote:

Seafoam for me, and I always buy 91 octane ethanol free gas for my small engines.
X2 for me, Shell 91 and 1 oz seafoam per gallon, no more small engine problem's.


This is the way to go. And I use Seafoam or stabil to neutralize any moisture or condensation my gas can may aquire. I never drain or run dry any of my small engines.
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I use STA BIL in all my small engine units. Cheap insurance. I also date my gas cans. I was surprised to find fuel three years old.


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Cobra21 wrote:

Johnny G1 wrote:

Bobbo wrote:

Seafoam for me, and I always buy 91 octane ethanol free gas for my small engines.
X2 for me, Shell 91 and 1 oz seafoam per gallon, no more small engine problem's.


This is the way to go. And I use Seafoam or stabil to neutralize any moisture or condensation my gas can may aquire. I never drain or run dry any of my small engines.
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Are you using "pure gas" ?


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I use STA BIL in all my small engine units. Cheap insurance. I also date my gas cans. I was surprised to find fuel three years old.


Are you using "pure gas" ?

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Gasoline will store very well in sealed containers. Gasohol (ethanol blend at the pump) stores reasonably well in sealed containers, or a closed fuel injected system, but not worth the risk. The trouble comes from air with water vapour getting to the gasohol like in a carburetor system.

If you have a small engine that absolutely must start when you need it - your cold weather emergency generator, the jaws of life pump on your fire truck or that dam chain saw or weed whacker - you can use synthetic gas like Aspen gas which has a 7 or so year shelf life. It is available straight or premixed for 2 cycles. It is safe in all engines. . It is not cheep.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

"To those that don't understand, this not premium gas, but Non-ethanol gas"

I think most have no availability or no clue what truly "NON" ethanol gas is!

Buy mine at CENEX a local Farm CO-OP.

In Ontario, most petro stations don't have ethanol in their premium. You are right though, the non ethanol is the key. I just prefer premium because Im sure the higher octane helps when sitting as well. For all the gas I use in my lawn mower, chain saw, and weed eater, its no big deal. My boat has a 70 gallon tank. I will run regular for most of the season, then switch to non ethanol for the last two or three tanks at the end of the season. I add stabil for the last trip as well.

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They, whoever they are claim that non ethanol gas has a 1 year shelf life, so I need no stabilizer. Since I started using non ethanol all my small engine carburetor problems have ceased.

For my Honda 2000 I run it on what is available when traveling and the last tank is always non ethanol. I do try to run things dry when putting away, bud does not work that way in real life.

Non ethanol is common here in Fl so I buy in small quantities, a 2 gallon can never sits for more than about 4 months.

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jirbus, maybe your Honda has a carb drain, my Champ did. That gets all the gas out of the carb.

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