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Old 07-21-2008, 08:37 PM
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Default Re: Ethanol killing small engines

It is official, ETHANOL SUX.....

I'm in my very first gallon, and things start going hoinky.

A decrease in power, hiccups.

Second gallon, and it takes three pulls or more to start, when I had it down to two at the most.

Washed the air filter Saturday, then Sunday getting the newspaper, it WOULD NOT CRANK.

Bought a spark plug today, but on a 20 mile run to Arab, that decrease in power was evident.

I'm still running 87 octane, reckon moving to 89 or 91 will help?

I use regular Stihl oil, less confusion breaking in new engines for customers, but guess I do an upgrade in that department too.
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