Re: Ethanol killing small engines
I haven't had any problems with the engines, but, keep an eye on fuel lines, especially rubber or neoprene hoses. The alky will cause premature deterioration of rubber or neoprene...and some plastics. I've replaced the fuel lines on my lawn mower, hot rod and snow blower because they were turning to goo. (All gasoline available in Colorado is corn juice)
I was warned about this from Hagerty Insurance Co. who insures the hot rod. Sure enough, about a month after reading their newsletter on the subject I developed a leak in one of my car's fuel lines. There is hose available that is compatible with ethanol but it isn't cheap.
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