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01-05-2009 06:04 PM
baetisrun1
Re: new ice auger

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Originally Posted by TOPGUN
At this altitude premium doesn't do anything (sales gemic) 85 is all you need don't spend $, dif. at sea level. Not enough oxigen to burn prem,. well here. Did a college paper on this subject, much research. (your call) if it makes you feel good burn it.
i was thinking about this. if you mix one gal. at a time the differance is only around $.20. that's not much. if ya can't spring for the extra you should probably be working more OT and spend less time fishing. however. the small engines are already working very hot. if you use the high octane wouldn't that put more wear and tear on the parts? just a question. i really don't know. i'm not smart enough to figure this stuff out!


Jim
01-05-2009 01:01 PM
deadstick dave
Re: new ice auger

I see some confusion and perhaps a math error here. My chart shows 3.2 oz to be 40 to 1. 3.2 oz X 40 = 128, or 1 gal. More oil for 32 to 1, even more for 24 to 1, get it? The addition of oil to any grade of fuel lowers the octane level of the fuel, so that is why the recommendation to go premium is held as a general rule. That said, the altitude here does lower the octane requirement of any gas engine, all other things being equal. The timing and compression are the limiting factors in addition to the "leanness" of the mixture, so, in short, there is no real "right" answer that is best in ALL cases. Simply put, some engines are tuned to a higher performance level, so the fuel you use may matter in that case. Oddly enough, higher octane is harder to ignite, so some 2 strokes may actually run better with lower grade fuel, as one of the post suggests. I can't give you the correct answer you want, you have to find the best choice for YOUR equipment on your own.
01-05-2009 09:56 AM
James Albright
Re: new ice auger

The strike master oil, 3.2 ounces, is enough for a 32:1 mix. Does that mean add 4.0 ounces to get a 40:1 mix?
01-04-2009 05:58 PM
colonative
Re: new ice auger

Good info Angler.
01-04-2009 05:55 PM
ColoAngler
Re: new ice auger

FWIW: Spoke with the tech expert at Artisan (Eskimo). Says for high altitude, when you adjust your carb to lean it out, use a 24:1 rather than the standard 50:1. He also recommended adding a product called Seafoam Fuel Conditioner. It is a fuel stabilizer with other additives and lubricants.
01-04-2009 03:48 PM
topgun
Re: new ice auger

At this altitude premium doesn't do anything (sales gemic) 85 is all you need don't spend $, dif. at sea level. Not enough oxigen to burn prem,. well here. Did a college paper on this subject, much research. (your call) if it makes you feel good burn it.
01-04-2009 12:29 PM
James Albright
Re: new ice auger

Thanks for the info guys
01-04-2009 09:49 AM
fishonn
Re: new ice auger

The last couple years 40:1, I called StrikeMaster and the recommened 32-40:1. The first year I ran 24:1, but I wasn't happy w/ the peformance. The last two yrs I've gone to 40:1 w/ a little Stabil, it is running much better and will usually fire up on the 1st or 2nd pull. I still haven't changed the plug!
01-04-2009 09:30 AM
tubby
Re: new ice auger

jeff, what fuel mixture do you use ?
I found the "manual sugeested" isnt always the best.
01-04-2009 09:12 AM
fishonn
Re: new ice auger

Not worth the chance for me. I only use premium gas in my Strikemaster Mag 2000. Runs like a champ!
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