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Re: E15 ANOTHER FUEL FIGHT
« Reply #20 on: July 02, 2014, 04:33:35 pm »
Adam I was wondering what you run for your everyday mix? 

I buy 93 octane suppose to be 10% ethanol.

I still use KL-200 and have a 7 month old batch that has set in open plastic fuel can at times.

Set some in quart glass jar to watch and not once have I seen any separation or drawing in moisture.  That I could see or tell.

I will use the Original till I cant get it. Works for me.

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Re: E15 ANOTHER FUEL FIGHT
« Reply #21 on: July 02, 2014, 06:35:26 pm »
I have dumped guys gas out that I work on and it was dark blue color from their mix and you could see the water alky separation in their mix though. Dumped in a glass jar to look at.
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Re: E15 ANOTHER FUEL FIGHT
« Reply #22 on: July 02, 2014, 06:47:45 pm »
I've dumped out other's gas that was almost black. It had to be old before they put it in the saw for that strato model had only been out a couple years.
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Re: E15 ANOTHER FUEL FIGHT
« Reply #23 on: July 02, 2014, 08:58:19 pm »
Kev
we use the Stihl HP mix in the orange bottle. Ran the Klotz and 727 for a year or so a while back but the guys complained about the smell!  I love the smell but then again I'm not exposed to the fumes as much as the workers are anymore.  We use around 15+ gal a week depending on if we're pruning or removing trees and fuel up at the same Chevron always. This station has a big turnover in fuel so perhaps we're lucky in that the fuel may be fresher. Adam

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Re: E15 ANOTHER FUEL FIGHT
« Reply #24 on: July 03, 2014, 01:36:39 am »
I now use aspen fourstoke( blue can )and added mix oil to it, the best is to use the old sae 30 oil.

It wil not go bad and it won't get to the alu casting ;)
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Re: E15 ANOTHER FUEL FIGHT
« Reply #25 on: August 13, 2014, 10:29:47 pm »
i hope i am not re-repeating here whats been said but... i am from saskatchewan canada... and here we have regular fuel, upto 10%eth,  medium, and premium, neither medium or premium state whether they have eth or not, im assuming not, i bought a husky 450 and i bought the 3 cans of fuel for the warranty, i am out of the fuel and dont want to pay 12 bucks a quart for more, can i just buy premium and mix my own in one gallon batches? a gallon would last me quite a while because i only cut for firewood in my yard, any thoughts?

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Re: E15 ANOTHER FUEL FIGHT
« Reply #26 on: August 13, 2014, 11:11:37 pm »
Depending on climate, fuel quality and alcohol content you should be safe for a month or so.  We buy our company fuel weekly and the alcohol content doesn't cause any adverse issues.  I've stored mixed fuel at home for several months but we live in a dry climate

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Re: E15 ANOTHER FUEL FIGHT
« Reply #27 on: August 14, 2014, 03:57:24 am »
I ran 93 octane 10% ethanol using Bel-Ray H1R @ 32:1, only in 1.5 gallon batches. It would store well for about 45 days but then would start to separate. We now have a reliable supplier of non ethanol 91 octane pure gas, I still use the same mix and it does not seem to separate, I still mix in 1.5 gallon batches but I go through quite a bit in the summer months so 1.5 gallons only lasts a week or so.
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Re: E15 ANOTHER FUEL FIGHT
« Reply #28 on: August 14, 2014, 08:53:56 am »
Great thanks. If I was to use airplane fuel because of the higher octane should I richen the fuel oil mix?

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Re: E15 ANOTHER FUEL FIGHT
« Reply #29 on: August 14, 2014, 09:50:57 am »
Avgas will store for a very long time, costly though...

 

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