Small Engines and Ethanol Fuel

Mark

Moderator / Sponsor
#1
Here is a link to an interesting video about small gasoline engines,
and the gasoline you are probably using.

Check it out:
Husqvarna: What is Ethanol?

More information / links in reference to ethanol fuels and damage to small engines:
Mechanics see ethanol damaging small engines - Business - Consumer news - msnbc.com

Ethanol fuel problems in small engines - YouTube

Ethanol problems expected to increase in small engines and older car engines | NOLA.com

Ethanol-Free Gasoline - Two-Cycle Engines - Popular Mechanics
 

Mark

Moderator / Sponsor
#4
DID YOU KNOW?
Gasoline goes stale in about 30 days, and stale gas can lead to component failures and costly repairs 90% of all fuel sold in the U.S. is an ethanol blend.

The right fuel treatment.
From the small engine experts.
We are seeing numerous pressure washer engine problems
related to ethanol in gasoline............

Briggs & Stratton's Advanced Formula Fuel Treatment & Stabilizer is the latest in fuel additive innovation, which aims to stop the harmful effects associated especially with ethanol blends, which account for nearly 90% of all fuel sold in the U.S. Ethanol-blended gas is especially prone to deterioration, leading to rust in the fuel tank, corrosion, gum build-up, and even severe engine damage. This is reflected in performance, yielding starting issues and rough running. Here's why:

Ethanol-based fuels attract moisture, which eventually separates from the fuel
A layer of ethanol-enriched water forms at the bottom of the tank, which is highly corrosive for engine parts
Gum and varnish forms as the fuel breaks down, resulting in stuck intake valves, clogged fuel lines and carburetor jets
Fuel can go stale in 30 days or less
Briggs & Stratton® Advanced Fuel Treatment & Stabilizer also guards against octane loss due to ethanol separation, protecting your engine against pre-ignition and other low-octane events.

The Latest in Fuel Stabilizer Technology | Briggs Small Engine Repair
Photo: DID YOU KNOW?
Gasoline goes stale in about 30 days, and stale gas can lead to component failures and costly repairs 90% of all fuel sold in the U.S. is an ethanol blend.

The right fuel treatment.
From the small engine experts.
We are seeing numerous pressure washer engine problems
related to ethanol in gasoline............

Briggs & Stratton's Advanced Formula Fuel Treatment & Stabilizer is the latest in fuel additive innovation, which aims to stop the harmful effects associated especially with ethanol blends, which account for nearly 90% of all fuel sold in the U.S. Ethanol-blended gas is especially prone to deterioration, leading to rust in the fuel tank, corrosion, gum build-up, and even severe engine damage. This is reflected in performance, yielding starting issues and rough running. Here's why:

Ethanol-based fuels attract moisture, which eventually separates from the fuel
A layer of ethanol-enriched water forms at the bottom of the tank, which is highly corrosive for engine parts
Gum and varnish forms as the fuel breaks down, resulting in stuck intake valves, clogged fuel lines and carburetor jets
Fuel can go stale in 30 days or less
Briggs & Stratton® Advanced Fuel Treatment & Stabilizer also guards against octane loss due to ethanol separation, protecting your engine against pre-ignition and other low-octane events.

The Latest in Fuel Stabilizer Technology | Briggs Small Engine Repair

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