Originally Posted by Chilehead
It seems to me that the logical thing to do is make one's fuel mix richer than usual when using E10. My equipment is labelled to use a 50:1 gas/oil ratio, but I may want to step it up to 40:1.....yes?
Why would you want to do that? Without using, for lack of a better word, an emulsifier, like Ethanol Shield to create a bond between the ethanol in the fuel and the 2 cycle oil, your mix is still going to be running up to 10% of the contents through your 2 cycle engine without any oil. I mean, you can do what you want, it's your equipment to protect or ruin, it's up to you. Oil will NOT bond/mix with ethanol alcohol without an additive to induce it, so you're still going to have no oil mixed with the portion of the fuel in your tank that is the ethanol. Adding more oil is just going to increase the oil mixing with the gas portion and muck up your system.