Originally Posted by piston slapper
As I understand it...and I may be wrong...???
Startron converts any water in the fuel into a burnable alcohol that mixes in with the fuel..
If there was higher than normal amount of water already absorbed into the fuel when you pumped it in your can...it would have resulted in a leaner fuel with a higher alcohol content.
Sounds like you smoked the piston ...were there any scratches visable on the piston when you had the muffler off..???
Rob....in response to your signature....
If your vote could make a difference...they wouldn't let you do it....
There weren't any scratches from what I could tell--the piston looked good, but has a brushed as opposed to polished appearance. The blower is a hand-held that is 5 years old. FYI, I have OCD when it comes to equipment maintenance.