more power for any trimmer. look

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by milo, Jun 27, 2006.

  1. milo

    milo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,317

    i had ran out of gas for my trimmers today and i had my can of 2 stroke mix in that i use for my dirt bikes. it is 60% racing gas and 40% 93 octain. so i used that and i could not tell you how much more power it had. then i put some in my stihl 4 mix and wow what a difference in power. i will be running my racing gas mixed with 93 pump gas from now on. the difference in power was like almost double. i am gonna now run like this all the time.. try it.. you get racing gas at any motorcycle shop. it is like $45.00 for 5 gallons and worth it.
  2. nmurph

    nmurph LawnSite Senior Member
    from ga
    Messages: 668

    why don't you do a search on here regarding increasing octane. oh wait, i'll help you.

    here's the post

    bottom line, increased octane does not increase performance, except in specific situations....
  3. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,716

    you will shorten the life of your stuff if you run racing gas in it
  4. kc2006

    kc2006 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,443

    lead = bad
  5. Thirdpete

    Thirdpete LawnSite Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 236

    nine dollars a gallon?
    eff that.
  6. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    $2.70 a gallon is high enough, Im not gonna pay 9 bux a gallon............unless all gas reaches 9 bux a gallon every where

  7. milo

    milo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,317

    well this higher octain does help these little trimmers. i am going to run 25% racing fule and 75% 93 octaine and 40 to 1 oil in them i am only running them at like 1/4 throttle where before i was at like 1/2 so that will save gas right there.
  8. ThirdDay

    ThirdDay LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    You'll be buying new equipment soon.
  9. Dashunde

    Dashunde LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 638

    Thanks for the idea.
    But this is far from smart.
    First, who needs tons of power to trim grass? Not me, not you either.
    Second, omg the price it rediculous..
  10. Rickco

    Rickco LawnSite Member
    Messages: 135

    Octane is the point at which fuel ignites and burns. Higher octane means higher heat. Air cooled engines dispurse heat through the fins on the cylinders and head. Your owners manual recomends what octane to run.Your cooling fins cant remove enough heat to keep the piston and cylender at the right operating temp with higher octane fuels (even 93) in most cases. Higher heat will wear your motor out in a very short time! How long would you keep driving your truck over heated?:hammerhead:

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