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View Poll Results: WHat grade gas do you use with your 2 stroke handhelds?
87 Regular 61 39.61%
89 Plus 34 22.08%
92 Premium 59 38.31%
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:42 AM
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Where can I find 92 octane at?
Why would you be looking for it? It's one point less than 93...chances are, if you need premium fuel you need all the octane you can get. For example: my supercharge Tacoma requires premium fuel...even some 93 octane detonates prematurely.
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Old 08-19-2012, 10:44 AM
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I run 87 in everything from vehicles to lawn equipment. never have had a single issue with it.
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:14 PM
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Ethanol is the devil.
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:24 PM
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ive had quite a issues with my echo trimmers over the pat couple of years.... carbs goin to **** by the end of the season, every year...i use lesco brand or echo brand oil mix with 87 octane....i have at 5 trimmers that are ran 5-6 days a week... with regular maint....and every year at least 2 or 3 trimmers have to have new carbs...
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:30 PM
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87 octane in everything. Stihl ultra oil actually prolongs mfg warranty by 1-2 years.
I also use K-100 additive for the ethanol.
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:28 PM
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I run stihl handhelds with the the stihl ultra mix. One time I run out of the ultra mix and used the echo mix I had on the trailer and all my equipment started spitting and sputtering and hard to start. I'm not positive it was the mix but I will never use echo 2 cycle again. It's almost like it gummed my carbs up.

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Ethanol is the devil.
You are......Correct sir! Ethanol is enemy number one! I use mid grade with Echo or Redmax oil and Startron ensyme treatment. @ the end of the season I fill up with super to prolong the life of the fuel over the winter off season. I always advise homeowners to fill up there gas cans with super cause they won't be using up the gas as rapidly as we do.
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:11 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.
The differnce is not really in how the equipment performs. Its how long it lasts and how well the carbs and other fuel related components of the engine hold up. A 2 stroke engine will run cleaner and have less carbon build up if used continuously with higher octane gas. The same can be said for 4 stroke engines. The results are also not noticeable in a short amount of time.
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:25 AM
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92 octane ethanol free gas Opti-2 oil.
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:08 AM
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I only use non-ethanel so it's normally 92
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