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Old 06-27-2006, 12:13 PM
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more power for any trimmer. look

i had ran out of gas for my trimmers today and i had my can of 2 stroke mix in that i use for my dirt bikes. it is 60% racing gas and 40% 93 octain. so i used that and i could not tell you how much more power it had. then i put some in my stihl 4 mix and wow what a difference in power. i will be running my racing gas mixed with 93 pump gas from now on. the difference in power was like almost double. i am gonna now run like this all the time.. try it.. you get racing gas at any motorcycle shop. it is like $45.00 for 5 gallons and worth it.
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Old 06-27-2006, 01:00 PM
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i had ran out of gas for my trimmers today and i had my can of 2 stroke mix in that i use for my dirt bikes. it is 60% racing gas and 40% 93 octain. so i used that and i could not tell you how much more power it had. then i put some in my stihl 4 mix and wow what a difference in power. i will be running my racing gas mixed with 93 pump gas from now on. the difference in power was like almost double. i am gonna now run like this all the time.. try it.. you get racing gas at any motorcycle shop. it is like $45.00 for 5 gallons and worth it.
why don't you do a search on here regarding increasing octane. oh wait, i'll help you.


here's the post

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=120412

bottom line, increased octane does not increase performance, except in specific situations....
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Old 06-27-2006, 04:39 PM
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you will shorten the life of your stuff if you run racing gas in it
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Old 06-27-2006, 05:26 PM
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Old 06-27-2006, 06:56 PM
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nine dollars a gallon?
eff that.
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Old 06-27-2006, 08:26 PM
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$2.70 a gallon is high enough, Im not gonna pay 9 bux a gallon............unless all gas reaches 9 bux a gallon every where

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Old 06-27-2006, 11:12 PM
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well this higher octain does help these little trimmers. i am going to run 25% racing fule and 75% 93 octaine and 40 to 1 oil in them i am only running them at like 1/4 throttle where before i was at like 1/2 so that will save gas right there.
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Old 06-27-2006, 11:47 PM
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You'll be buying new equipment soon.
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Old 06-28-2006, 08:25 AM
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Thanks for the idea.
But this is far from smart.
First, who needs tons of power to trim grass? Not me, not you either.
Second, omg the price it rediculous..
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Old 06-28-2006, 08:57 AM
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Octane is the point at which fuel ignites and burns. Higher octane means higher heat. Air cooled engines dispurse heat through the fins on the cylinders and head. Your owners manual recomends what octane to run.Your cooling fins cant remove enough heat to keep the piston and cylender at the right operating temp with higher octane fuels (even 93) in most cases. Higher heat will wear your motor out in a very short time! How long would you keep driving your truck over heated?
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