Another example of the unintended consequence of adding ethanol to
gasoline. I went through it with my snow thrower a couple of years ago.
Having lived off our generator for the past few days due straight line
wind damage here in V.B. (where some of those faulty Stihl products
are made) the LOL up the street, who runs and care for her generator,
said that when I put it away 'til the next hurricane to put Marine
Stabil in it instead of the regular product. Says it was developed
for boaters to obviate all kinds of problems caused by ethanol.
Any experience, anyone?
Well i don't use any form of stabil in any of my small engine products
and they all start on the first or second pull each spring. I was even
surprised myself the kohler on the troy bilt actually started on the
FIRST pull and it was left out in the garden all winter. I leave all
tanks full when stored.
remove the "not" from my address to email
Makes plenty of sense if part is plastic and warped by the higher
solvent properties of ethanol in gas. I remember when ethanol was
mandated in all stations around here and they had to close down for
several days to clean out their tanks. Otherwise residues in the tanks
would have been dissolved by the ethanol containing gas and ended up
clogging car engines.
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.