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View Poll Results: WHat grade gas do you use with your 2 stroke handhelds?
87 Regular 61 39.35%
89 Plus 34 21.94%
92 Premium 60 38.71%
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:02 PM
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Preminum fuel may cause your air cooled engines to run too hot.
You got it backwards Larry....
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Old 07-30-2012, 07:41 AM
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Premium here. Equipment runs cooler and cleaner.
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Old 07-31-2012, 10:50 PM
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Um 93 would make a larger explosion causing the engine to run hotter. Your argument hold no water. Not detrimental to the motor just hotter.
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Old 08-01-2012, 05:27 AM
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Um 93 would make a larger explosion causing the engine to run hotter. Your argument hold no water. Not detrimental to the motor just hotter.
Wrong...research it.
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:29 AM
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you do know the octane rating on fuel is its resistance to burn right. it has absolutely no bearing on how hot the fuel runs. it literally just means it harder to ignite at high pressure. which is why higher octanes have to be run in high performance engines.

which is why it is recomended to run higher octane in small engines due to the fact that regular can ignite pre maturely under high temp/high compression applications. thus causing engine damage to smaller weaker components in small engines. 93 octane is designed to not ignite before the spark plug actually ignites it. while in certain situations 87 can self ignite durring compression.
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Old 08-01-2012, 12:25 PM
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Well explained Tizzy. I for one many years ago did not understand octane ratings either. When I would occasionally try high octane fuel in my vehicles with absolutely no noticeable performance gain....I was perplexed. Years later I understand that my vehicles were designed to run on 87 octane and most likely would [I]never[I] benefit from anything higher.

I use 87 in all of my lawn equipment. I have tried 89 in my Red Max trimmer and Husqvarna blower and cant tell any difference.
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:53 PM
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87. Dont feel like paying the difference. Fuel is already expensive enough.
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Yeah... Stihl recommends 89 with no more than 10% ethanol. According to Stihl 87 octane will make the engine run hotter.
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:36 PM
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Tried some 93 this go around, so far I don't see or feel a difference.
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:03 PM
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87 in everything.
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