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drsteve

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Posted: 10/19/20 09:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have been using gas with ethanol for many years in everything, and never have I had any issues with it. No melted rubber hoses, no aged out gas, no clogged carbs, nothing. I have a roto tiller that is probably 40 years old, it burns the stuff just fine. It gets run maybe once a year, and sits with untreated fuel in the tank the rest of the time. Starts with a few pulls.


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I had a fuel line crack in 6 months from 91 octane bought in socal. Wasnt a quality fuel line and it says do not use with over 10% ethanol. I was shocked how quickly it failed. Hard to see in the pic but there were cracks over the entire length of the line.

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srt20 wrote:


Interesting....
We have gas stations with race gas and methanol right at the pumps here. Anybody can buy it.
Few years ago we had to lie and say the race gas was for a boat. They had you sign your name on a sheet of paper.

Not sure what happened with that. Maybe just a california thing. I buy race gas at the pump a few times a year for the last 25 years. Was only a brief time where they had you sign some sheet.

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Posted: 10/21/20 06:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Gdetrailer wrote:


You CAN buy quite a few carbs for that price.


AV gas, many small airports have automated pumps after hours [emoticon]

I've never had a problem finding fuel at listed gas stations.

After the 2nd time in 3 years of spending $75 repairing a snow blower and over $100 repairing a lawn mower, I'll pay for the avgas. Five years later, they are still 1st pull start every time.

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Posted: 10/21/20 06:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use synthetic gas in small carburetor engines that sit around - chain saw, trimmer, leaf blower, generator if it is going to sit, for trouble free starting.

7 year shelf life.

I'll use pump gasohol or 91 ethanol free if it is a multi-fill job then make sure the machine is left with synthetic in it again.

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Synthetic Gasoline ?
All Gasoline could be considered synthetic
It's a man made product from crude oil, that's been around since before the Wright Brothers
But I'll bite
Please explain to me, what makes synthetic Gasoline different from pump Gasoline
And why its called synthetic besides price and marketing, quite frankly this is the first time i heard of it

And yes synthetic oil is made from normal oil that is produced by cracking at the refinery,
By altering the polymer molecular chains
I assume ?? Synthetic Gasoline is a similar
process

Answered my question, looked it up
Made from combining hydrogen and other products,
No crude oil or refinery Gasoline involved

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Posted: 10/21/20 10:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

MrWizard - I use Aspen synthetic gasoline straight and premix for 2 cycle engines

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