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Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by RYDER, Apr 22, 2008.
Has anyone tried using the new E85 flex fuel in mowers and weed-eaters?
Not reccomended by the makers of most equipment. E-85 does attack some rubbers and pot metal.
yea, E85 eats diaphragms and aluminum carbs. In fact, Briggs blames the 10% ethanol content in fuel for a host of problems that may or may not be legit.
Not only that, there is also a 20-25% power loss.
At a demo I saw, a B&S classic engine would not start, and an Intek would only chug for 5-10 seconds.
We dont have E85 where im at yet but we do have a 90% gas w/ 10% E85 and we have no choise in the matter, but ive noticed that my new line trimmer & edgers dont like it they seem to be cold blooded everytime i use them in the corse of the day.
The E10 is actually what we got when they took the MTBE out of the gasoline. Used to be common up north but not down here. That has now changed.
I don't think that Sunaco or BP have E10 in their fuels yet. I only run them since every other station has a sign on their pump saying contains 10% ethanol in it.
I prefer to run Sunaco but BP is good too.
Don't run it. Problems, problems!! Don't run it. Did I say don't run it. I work on small equipment for a living. Did I say don't run it???