E85

Discussion in 'eXmark' started by Kent Lawn Care, Jul 4, 2007.

  1. Kent Lawn Care

    Kent Lawn Care LawnSite Member
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    Has anyone tried using E85 in their exmark mowers?!? we just had a new gas station open up in our town that offers it and i wanted to know if its safe for my mowers or not. i dont know if engine make and size matters but they are 26 hp kohler EFI, 28 hp Kohler EFI, 12.5 hp Kaw, and 21 hp Kaw. Thanks
     
  2. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,285

    well i know in vehicles there is about 20% less fuel economy and less power generated per gallon, and in some places it's higher than regular gasoline.
    --ethanol also loves to absorb moisture , so if you keep it in a can, such as 2 cycle, mix in a fuel treatment with it
     
  3. Langford2000

    Langford2000 LawnSite Member
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    I wouldn't use the e85 if they were mine. Most engine manuals say not to use more than 5 - 10 % ethanol. Carbs aren't properly jetted and your engine could run lean.

    Hope this helps
     
  4. thecrankshaft

    thecrankshaft LawnSite Member
    Posts: 172

    Even the Kohler EFI engines aren't made to run on more than 10% ethanol. I really think Kohler should do something about that as I wouldn't mind running E85 once in a while.
     

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