Well, good story but it ain't so...almost all premium is also E10.
Only a very few stations sell 100% gasoline and you can generally pick
'em out in a market by being quite a bit higher than the prevailing price.
There's only one in town here; he's running about 3.40 for regular while
everywhere else is about 3.25 now...
Gasoline has been going bad, decades before
ethanol. I vote for drain the gas, and run it dry.
If it's stored indoors, that is.
Christopher A. Young
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I was told by a Honda/Stihl dealer to use only premium gas
in equipment because it doesn't contain ethanol and
therefore wwon't spoil like regular gas
On Wed, 28 Nov 2012 19:18:22 -0500, "Stormin Mormon"
The last few engines I've had recommend against storing them dry. They
recommend filling the tank before storage. I haven't had a problem in
decades, though. One snow blower didn't like old gas but every other
engine I've had gets over it.
On Thu, 29 Nov 2012 22:18:17 +0000 (UTC),
email@example.comNoOnSePsAtMar.org (Larry W) wrote:
That one engine was the only one I've had that threw a hissy fit over
old gas. I'd have to drain it down half way and add new gas, then put
up with it sputtering until the old gas was flushed out. Every other
engine gets along fine with the old stuff until it's blown out.
Unless you can find it someplace pretty much all gasoline is at least
E10. A few area stations had non-ethanol blend but gave up because
everyone seems to shop on price (wholesale ethanol is cheaper to buy).
Atleast some of the local Shell stations have it marked on the pumps that
there is no ethanol in their high test gas. Makes it easy to determin at
I have started going there in the last year and it seems that my riding
mower runs beter after 2 or 3 tanks full.
Not that it does any good, but I got in the habit of putting the Sta-bil in
all the gas I use for the small engines around the house.
Some of them are used weekly and some are only used once or twice a year.
I'd run it dry. Gas stability is not the only problem. It can
evaporate in some carburetors gumming them up. Happened in my snow
thrower a couple of years ago and gas was stabilized.
My Honda mower has a shut off valve so I can keep gas in the tank yet
run dry. Don't know why all don't have this. Cheapskates probably
don't want to spend the extra 25 cents it might cost to install.
One reason may be that on some engines the fuel tank is integrated into
the design of the carburetor, and adding such a valve would not be practical
without significant (more expensive) changes to the fuel system.
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation
with the average voter. (Winston Churchill)
I use the opposing solution to what most are suggesting. I keep mine filled
and use "seafoam", which I run through the carbs prior to storage. Been
doing it for years with no problems. My machines usually start within a few
pulls and some more instantly when it's time to use them again. They are
stored in a cold shed in the southeast region of Michigan if that helps.
I usually do nothing. I had a generator sitting outside which ran early
summer. A month ago tested. Saw water entering fuel bowl. Saw dry tank with
a lot of varnish. Saw fuel leaking out near bowl after fueling. No starty.
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