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Re: Proper gas for small engines!
« Reply #210 on: Nov 03, 2013, 11:05 AM »
From pure-gas.org

Alaska: all gasoline is ethanol-free.



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Re: Proper gas for small engines!
« Reply #211 on: Nov 03, 2013, 11:07 AM »
Not sure where this info came from but it's dated. Every gas station in brookings is running a minimum of 10% ethanol in all blends

I just found out a bit ago from someone else on IS that their state, which WAS ethanol free, as of October 31st, is now Ethanol....  I think it's being pushed down everyone's throat, regardless.  >:(

                                    



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Re: Proper gas for small engines!
« Reply #212 on: Nov 03, 2013, 11:10 AM »
It's about $3.60 for 87 and $3.95 for diesel in Anchorage. 


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Re: Proper gas for small engines!
« Reply #213 on: Nov 03, 2013, 11:13 AM »
Thanks, henry. Down to $3.10 for 87 WITH ethanol here, in the corn belt.  :%$#!: One or two pumps in town with non-oxy for about $4.15 gallon.

                                    



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Re: Proper gas for small engines!
« Reply #214 on: Nov 03, 2013, 11:20 AM »
 >:(
I just found out a bit ago from someone else on IS that their state, which WAS ethanol free, as of October 31st, is now Ethanol....  I think it's being pushed down everyone's throat, regardless.  >:(
YIKES ! Someone has been really busy to shut down all these stations.     Time to up-date the site.   

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Re: Proper gas for small engines!
« Reply #215 on: Nov 03, 2013, 11:56 AM »
Star tron is another good additive if your forced into elthenol blended fuel. Here in iowa we can still find it here and there but its usually higher priced and lower octane than the regular blended fuel. Also finding regular diesel that is not a bio blend is near impossible.

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Re: Proper gas for small engines!
« Reply #216 on: Nov 05, 2013, 07:51 AM »


when I was burning E fuel I dumped star tron and stabil in my gas and no trouble my verado ran fine as did the rest of my stuff

but now they have E free fuel around i'm on it
     

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Re: Proper gas for small engines!
« Reply #217 on: Dec 30, 2013, 01:39 AM »
I lost my weed whacker and now hav e issues with my gas auger  because of using gas with ethanol in it. Hopefully they can fix the auger.

Replacing gas lines and maybe a carburetor should make it run like new.  Do note...that some carbs some in untuned for the engine.

Most Premium Unleaded fuel is ethanol free, most should probably run this in their auger.  Adding a fuel stabilizer with ethanol protection is not a bad idea either way.

Seafoam is a miracle worker.  It covers all of your bases.  Also, Amsoil is probably the best oil to use as they are the only ones that have true synthetic.  I like the Marine Saber or regular Saber oils.

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Re: Proper gas for small engines!
« Reply #218 on: Jan 01, 2014, 07:51 PM »
Replacing gas lines and maybe a carburetor should make it run like new.  Do note...that some carbs some in untuned for the engine.

Most Premium Unleaded fuel is ethanol free, most should probably run this in their auger.  Adding a fuel stabilizer with ethanol protection is not a bad idea either way.

Seafoam is a miracle worker.  It covers all of your bases.  Also, Amsoil is probably the best oil to use as they are the only ones that have true synthetic.  I like the Marine Saber or regular Saber oils.
Premium fuel has ethanol in it, but usually less than 87 octane, but it is still susceptible to phase seperation,  I agree with using AMSOIL, and using a good fuel stabilizer, Stabil or startron ;)

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Re: Proper gas for small engines!
« Reply #219 on: Jan 22, 2014, 12:01 PM »
I'm still running ethanol free gas since one station in town blends 91 octane premium with 84 octane regular so we can buy 87 octane regular. It's 20 cents per gallon more, but beats running premium in everything.
It seems to go from zero to hero all some have to do is lie.

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Re: Proper gas for small engines!
« Reply #220 on: Jan 25, 2014, 04:15 PM »
We have 2 stations in town that have non oxy. Both BP. its 91 non oxy and was 3.49 when I filled the auger can a couple weeks ago. No need to use ethanol here.

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Re: Proper gas for small engines!
« Reply #221 on: Feb 16, 2014, 02:29 PM »
I think we should be able to buy non-oxy gas everywhere. If ethanol is so great make it a choice instead of forcing it on us as consumers. Take the subsidies away and let it stand alone as a choice at the pump. Then figure a way to get rid of it after it goes through fuel separation in the ground. I think government has taken enough choices away from us.
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Re: Proper gas for small engines!
« Reply #222 on: Oct 23, 2015, 03:50 PM »
The problem with non oxy is there is still the bulk tank issue, go with tru fuel, its much more expensive but i doubt you will use more than 1 can a season.
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Re: Proper gas for small engines!
« Reply #223 on: Jan 01, 2016, 07:07 PM »
Ten percent ethanol gas became a norm 25 years ago. Any company that can't engineer a motor to deal with it in that amount of time shouldn't be in business. The same goes for any "ethanol eats gaskets" argument.

Buying and mixing more fuel than you'll use in a week or two is your own fault.

Once a week, whatever's in the gas cans (summer gas for the mower, winter mix for the snow thrower) gets poured into my kids' car. They get an extra 10 to 20 miles, and I start every time with fresh fuel.









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Re: Proper gas for small engines!
« Reply #224 on: Jan 01, 2016, 07:09 PM »
VP small engine 40:1 mix 94 octane no ethanol is what I use in my strikemaster
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Re: Proper gas for small engines!
« Reply #225 on: Jan 02, 2016, 12:23 PM »
Not sure if this has been posted yet. I came across it the other day ;)

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Re: Proper gas for small engines!
« Reply #226 on: Sep 23, 2017, 07:24 PM »
Ten percent ethanol gas became a norm 25 years ago. Any company that can't engineer a motor to deal with it in that amount of time shouldn't be in business. The same goes for any "ethanol eats gaskets" argument.

Buying and mixing more fuel than you'll use in a week or two is your own fault.

Once a week, whatever's in the gas cans (summer gas for the mower, winter mix for the snow thrower) gets poured into my kids' car. They get an extra 10 to 20 miles, and I start every time with fresh fuel.

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Re: Proper gas for small engines!
« Reply #227 on: Jan 19, 2018, 06:50 PM »
I am new to power augers and bought a Eskimo Fi this year. Have almost used a small can of Tru fuel so far and it fires right up with a good RPM. Nice pink color too to see through the gas tank. For my limited usage I can handle the premium cost of this fuel.

I have always used Stabil on all my 2 cycle tools in the summer for winter storage. I store them wet and they always start come spring with a few pulls. Should I do the same come late winter for my auger storage?

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Re: Proper gas for small engines!
« Reply #228 on: Jan 22, 2018, 06:03 AM »

I have always used Stabil on all my 2 cycle tools in the summer for winter storage. I store them wet and they always start come spring with a few pulls. Should I do the same come late winter for my auger storage?

Absolutely! Dry storage is harder on stuff than running ethanol.
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