E-85 fuel

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by str8linemowing, Mar 28, 2006.

  1. str8linemowing

    str8linemowing LawnSite Member
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    I was told by my local lesco dealer that Kawaski engines will take E-85 gasoline ... I have no reason not to believe him .... has anyone else heard this??
  2. Mark McC

    Mark McC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,565

    check with the manufacturer before doing anything.
  3. lawnMaster5000

    lawnMaster5000 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 589

    I think the E-85 can have a huge impact on the hoses and other rubber parts of the engine.

    Here is St. Louis I know we have a retrofit for some fuel lines b/c the 10% ethanol that we use makes the rubber fuel line stretch and they fall off.

    Moral: Check with manufacturer
  4. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    I would absolutely check with Kawasaki first. Running E-85 is basically running straight alcohol and you're not supposed to use fuels with more than 10% alcohol by volume in these small engines. Another thing is alcohol isn't exactly the best smelling when it burns.

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