Originally Posted by jackd1964
Here in Pa. we have issues with ethanol gas. The alcohol eats the rubber inside and damages the motor. I normally use non ethanol gas since only have a 9.9 and my lawnmower .
We sell something called ethanol shield that helps fix the problem. I use it in my vehicles since use more gas.They sell many aditives. They have a test to see if works. You take about 2 oz of water and put some of the additive in and stir. If mixes in its said to work and if it floats on top like oil it doesnt. You can get a gallon at think its Lowes or Home depot if google it online.
We have a lawnmower dealer who had so many warranty issues and now sell it to save problems since warranty doesnt cover that.
I've had bad luck with fuel lines and ethanol also -- some people say that's a myth.
I say they've been lucky so far.
You can buy ethanol free gas now in cans at the small motor repair shops like Total Power on S. Broadway. (They also sell ethanol free premix 40:1 and 50:1 in cans for 2 strokes if you only need a small amount and don't want to bother to mix gas/oil yourself). If you use the cans they'll guarantee no gummy carbs in the spring! Kind of expensive to run all the time but you can use it as a last tank for weedeater, snowblower, ice auger etc. at the end of the season.