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Old 04-29-2010, 01:25 AM
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Ethanol and sunoco 110

I live in the greater atlanta area of georgia, where we are forced to buy 10% ethanol mixed gasoline. I know a lot of equipment manufactures ask that you not run this in the units that you purchase from them but I have no choice, other than running my mower, trimmers.etc with sunoco 110 racing fuel at almost $7 a gallon. Thoughts? experience? any truth to the matter? I guess i could drive to alabama and fill out a barrel...haha.
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Old 04-29-2010, 02:14 AM
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I did it for a while myself, they sell 109.5 leaded down at the station near our race track...

I did some reading up on this stuff, it appears racing fuel isn't actually gasoline,
I found most of this via Google, they say it's made up of mostly additives.

So what I used to do is get a gallon of the stuff...
Then dump like a pint in every 5 gallon container.

Cheapest "seafoam" I ever bought.

I eventually quit doing it, not sure if it ever did much good thou I don't think much
harm came of it either, and I think it was kind of fun while it lasted.
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Old 04-29-2010, 02:23 AM
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I have one station here that has ethanol free gas
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Old 04-29-2010, 05:20 AM
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Just use the ethanol gas. Mid grade or better. I've been doing it ever since they did away with MTBE.
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I'm thinking it must be the diaphragms in the carburetors
that are effected by ethanol; I can't think of anything else.
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Old 04-29-2010, 07:45 AM
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I'm thinking it must be the diaphragms in the carburetors
that are effected by ethanol; I can't think of anything else.
It eats on any rubber lines too.

For the two cylce equipment you have, go to a good synthetic two cylce oil to help that end. You could also put a few drops in the fuel tank of your mower too if it makes you feel better.
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