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Old 11-15-2015, 08:09 AM   #16
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Compatibility vs non- compatibility schedule. Note: The majority of O rings used in the equipment in question are of Buna-N. If you want better than that switch to Viton.

http://iqlearningsystems.com/ethanol...patibility.pdf
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Fuel lines will go bad.....I had a car back before Ethanol with some cracked fuel lines....car was only about 5 years old.

I've been running standard Ethanol gas in my mower for 10 years now? No issues. None.....

I think you are worrying about a problem you don't have.
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:36 AM   #17
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no problems with ethanol here. except for it not putting out the power %100 gasoline would.

btw, all of the small engines i have, the instructions say "DO NOT used premium gas"
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Old 11-15-2015, 09:04 AM   #18
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Isn't your Goldwing a pre 2001 model. Making it more then 15 years old. So Ethanol may not have been the only(if any) cause of a dirty tank, carbs needing rebuilt, and fuel lines needing replaced.
Very true,it probably was,BUT the fuel lines on most of today's machines are still the basic neoprene type,and the weed whips lines have not changed,either.
In the case of the Goldwing,most of the cleaning,and repair is due to stale ,gummy deposits in the carbs,and tank.
The lines,however were the standard rubber,or neoprene,and were destroyed by the ethanol.
Some of the manufacturers,are going to the more tolerant plastic-lined fuel lines.such as used in automobiles from the late 1980's ,on,but most don't due to cost.
Despite "Brand Names",the lawn equipment is made as cheaply as possible.
Briggs/Stratton's engines,are now made in China.
Kohler tried this,and went back to making them here,due to reliability issues.
New 'o' rings are more resistant,but aren't available in all sizes,but,in any case anything using ethanol,will eventually have problems .
Even the EPA admits ethanol should be taken out of motor fuels.
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i try to run my engines till empty and ran out of fuel. doing this leaves much less of a concentration to do harm. though, i am wondering, does 2 cycle mixed fuel have this problem ? as the added oil may sheild the hoses. idk, but i bet it helps.
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Everyone has an opinion.... Just because their opinion differs from yours doesn't mean they are wrong.


Me, I run Sta-Bil in all my small engines, and it seems to work well. I've had a lot less problems since going that route.
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Europe does not use Ethanol in gas, yet small engines present the exact same problems with storage as in the US. Go figure...
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Europe does not use Ethanol in gas, yet small engines present the exact same problems with storage as in the US. Go figure...
Are you sure about that? Better look it up.
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Fired up the ol snowblower last weekend to dig it out from under the deck and get ready for the snow. 8 month old ethanol gas with stabil, primed it 3 times pulled the cord and it started right up. Ran it for 20 minutes after I dumped a bit of sea foam in it.

Only reason I did it was because it was suppose to snow, of course I dug it out and it didn't snow enough to use the old beast.
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Ask anyone who knows about boat motors if they will use gas with ethanol in their motor.
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Ask anyone who knows about boat motors if they will use gas with ethanol in their motor.

For anyone thats interested, heres a link for a chart showing where to buy ethanol free gas anywhere in the country, citys and towns are listed alphabetically.


http://www.pure-gas.org/index.jsp?stateprov=FL
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