Ethonol gas

Discussion in 'Alternative Fuel Forum' started by D&A Lawn Care, Jun 10, 2014.

  1. D&A Lawn Care

    D&A Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 21

    Do you guys use ethonal free gas?
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  2. Jaybrown

    Jaybrown LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,160

    Yes we do in all our engines including z turns
  3. Fubba

    Fubba LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 360

    Only in handhelds. Saw lots of carb and other problems until I switched. Mowers are all fine with ethanol.
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  4. ColliCut Land Mgmt

    ColliCut Land Mgmt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 139

    It isn't available where I live. All fuel in this and our neighboring county contains 10% ethanol.
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  5. zackvbra

    zackvbra LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    The new mowers are ethanol compliant.
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  6. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
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  7. southerntide

    southerntide LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Alabama
    Messages: 5,957

    No use stabil to kill it off, kept my carb clean for years on old unit, just had it go down yesterday to seals and metal shaving in motor but it came out of last hydro repair leaking from dealer when it went in had no leak and now it is shot and the unit almost caught fire yesterday due to those issues.

    Change fuel filters often also good thing to changed when a color change is starting to become visible easy to upkeep, don't run nasty filter and be lazy to change it even before specs call for it.
  8. SCLocke

    SCLocke LawnSite Member
    Messages: 46

  9. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,465

    Yes,even use it in the trucks ,better mileage and more power. Pay more per gallon but my gas bill has gone done by not using as much gas.
  10. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,263

    Been using it in all the small engines for over a year since its become more available. No more melted lines or primer bulbs. Better running, sounds more like the days with adjustment screws where you got that slight burble sound of proper fuel air ratio. Haven't lost any two strokes in a while so its paying for itself. It even feels different between your fingers. I'm going to put some in clear jars and see how it compares with ethanol for seperation issues.
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