non ethanol gas?

Discussion in 'Alternative Fuel Forum' started by cutman2000, Apr 30, 2015.

  1. cutman2000

    cutman2000 LawnSite Member
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    Should I use non ethanol gas with my oil mix? Right now im using non ethanol in my 50:1 and 40:1 mix for my trimmers/blowers/edger.
    I also use non ethanol in my mowers.
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  2. jmkr02

    jmkr02 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 264

    2 stroke doesn't like ethanol if you have the luxury of knowing you arent getting gas blended with ethanol you can keep your 2 stroke machines running a little longer.
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  3. 360lawncare

    360lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    It's allot better that's for sure!
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  4. ilike2mow

    ilike2mow LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It's definitely better for the engine and the carb and fuel lines. Doesn't degrade the parts and prematurely wear the engine.

    I don't go through the hassle of going to another gas station just to get ethanol free fuel just because it's like 8 miles away and the other station is like 2 miles away.

    I go through my gas so quickl it doesn't sit around enough for the ethanol to separate.
  5. rico387

    rico387 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    Ethanol is your equipment's enemy. Here in Florida, most gas stations sell a blend of 15% ethanol/85% gas. It makes less power, is less fuel efficient, and is hard on fuel systems. Not sure who thought we'd be better off with this stuff, but I suspect the ethanol people have a pretty strong political lobby. There is a website ( that can help with locating ethanol free gasoline.
  6. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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  7. 1striper1

    1striper1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    You can buy the "eth free pre-mix in a can" stuff. I'd drive 20 miles to get no eth fuel! Pick up a couple of gas cans full of it and add a bit of Stabil to it. Nothing good comes out of using fuel with ethanol....JMHO.
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  8. crankincraig

    crankincraig LawnSite Member
    Messages: 204

    Wish we could get it here in Ct. , no such luck.
  9. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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  10. Tonset

    Tonset LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 254

    I've noticed a reduced occurrence of vapor lock using the canned stuff, especially when it's hot out in the 2 strokes. I tried stuffing an aluminum burrito wrapper around the fuel lines when using ethanol% and it helped a little. The pure gas station is 30 miles away city driving, any recommendations on a large hand cranked pump/ storage tank setup?

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