Fuel is what makes your power equipment run. There are differences and using the wrong one can ruin your power equipment. Read more for the differences!
Straight gasoline you buy for your car from the pump is not good for your lawnmower or other small engines because it contains ethanol. Either use ethanol free fuel or treat your gas with a stabilizer.
Two Cycle engines like those in chainsaws and trimmers require a mix of gasoline and oil to run. 50 to 1 means 50 parts gas to 1 part oil.
Ethanol free fuel must be used in small engines and power equipment. It is also used by the marine industry as they know the costly damage ethanol fuels will cause.
Back during the Clinton/Gore Administration, to comply with the Clean Air Act, the use of ethanol in fuels was mandated to protect the environment, help farmers and reduce dependence on foreign oil.
Ethanol blended gasoline has been used for over 15 years in the United States. Ethanol is added to gasoline to help reduce exhaust emissions and as a U.S. policy, to help decrease the dependence on imported oil. The majority of ethanol sold in the United States is made from corn.
Outdoor power equipment engines, including those found in lawnmowers, chainsaws and string trimmers, are susceptible to corrosion damage caused by E10, or gasoline that contains 10 percent ethanol. E10 is common in most U.S. gas stations. While ethanol has been shown to cause damage to all engines, small engines found in outdoor power equipment run a higher risk of being damaged by ethanol due to less frequent use.
To protect your investment, use a fuel stabilizer containing an ethanol treatment with each fill-up. This is an easy and inexpensive way you can protect your small engine from corrosive damage caused from ethanol.
We carry an assortment of fuel stabilizers and engine treatments designed to protect your small engine from pre-mature aging.
There are easy and inexpensive ways you can prevent damage caused by ethanol blended gas. It is a good idea to use a fuel stabilizer on your small engine every time you fill up. This is especially true when you are winterizing your power equipment in the fall and in the spring when you replace the old fuel for that first start of the season.
Fuel stabilizers are fuel additives that can be used with any gasoline engine, including engines that use gasoline/oil mixtures and ethanol blends. Sta-bil brand fuel stabilizer with ethanol treatment formula helps your small engine in the following ways:
* Prevents corrosion caused by ethanol damage
* Helps clean fuel injectors and intake valves
* Improves engine performance and efficiency
Use a fuel stabilizer ethanol treatment formula as often as every fill-up to prevent further damage to power equipment caused by the use of ethanol fuel blends.