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12-21-2011 09:40 PM
GRABABREWSKI
Re: Eskimo Auger Fail FYI if you own an Eskimo Auger

I stopped and got some of the ethanol free gas from Pynergy today. (off of Santa Fe and Union) It was $3.95 a gallon for premium. I figured if it saves the tank and fuel line on my auger it's worth a little more.
Other than the problem with the fuel tank, I've been real happy with the Eskimo. It starts right up and cuts a hole in the ice.
12-21-2011 07:48 PM
DOWNRIGGER
Re: Eskimo Auger Fail FYI if you own an Eskimo Auger

When I perchased my Eskimo Auger it had no power. Before I took it back I took the cover and air cleaner clear off and found a low jet that you can not see. I run chain saws and that is what I was looking for. Crank it in a half turn or farther untill your moter cranks then back it off a tat and go for it. My uger is a ripper now. Have not had the tank leak but the lid sucks. Should of got a Jiffy.
12-21-2011 10:01 AM
fishingal
Re: Eskimo Auger Fail FYI if you own an Eskimo Auger

Y'know, we've stored fuel in the 2 stroke all summer for several years. Hubby usually has purchased the Stihl 2 stroke oil with the fuel stabilizer in it.

Only 'gas leak' we ever had was after a tune up, and the tech forgot to put one of the hose clamps back on... and that was all over the carpet in the trunk of the car (hubby bought me new carpet after that).

I knew about the ethanol issue - ever notice the 'no E85' stickers on the Strikemasters? Never heard about the ethanol eating up plastic on the off season though...

But that old Strikemaster Lazer Mag (geez, that things gotta be 15 or more years old now) still runs like a champ.

I think we kept fuel in the Strike Lite too.... she's fine too. Though we sent her back for an oil leak problem over the summer too....
12-21-2011 09:07 AM
catfishking
Re: Eskimo Auger Fail FYI if you own an Eskimo Auger

yeah those eskimo augers suck i bought one took it back and got my money back there junk
12-21-2011 08:49 AM
Quicsilver171
Re: Eskimo Auger Fail FYI if you own an Eskimo Auger

Quote:
Originally Posted by pavelow
I have been looking but can't seem to locate any seafoam. Am I missing it? Where can I purchase some?
Walmart ,autozone, should be be about 10$ a bottle
12-21-2011 08:43 AM
pavelow
Re: Eskimo Auger Fail FYI if you own an Eskimo Auger

I have been looking but can't seem to locate any seafoam. Am I missing it? Where can I purchase some?
12-20-2011 10:47 PM
GRABABREWSKI
Re: Eskimo Auger Fail FYI if you own an Eskimo Auger

^^^^^
That's interesting info on the ethanol.

Here is a link to gas stations that carry ethanol free gas:
http://pure-gas.org/index.jsp?stateprov=CO
I think I might check out the one off of Santa Fe and Union. I have bought higher octane gas for my Harley there back when it was Duggan Petroleum. The bike loved it. The stuff smells good tpo, like gas used to smell.
I'll post more on the price after I stop there.
12-20-2011 10:38 AM
fordkisskrazy
Re: Eskimo Auger Fail FYI if you own an Eskimo Auger

Her is something for you all to read.
http://www.fuel-testers.com/expirati...hanol_gas.html
12-17-2011 12:29 AM
wpcampb
Re: Eskimo Auger Fail FYI if you own an Eskimo Auger

It sure sounds like Eskimo is not using suitable materials. Ethanol in gas in the winter is nothing new and the problems it causes with fuel lines and such should be well known. My reaction to reading this thread is that I have never had a problem with ethanol doing bad things to my snowblower nor heard of anyone else complaining. I don't have a gas auger so I can't speak to how the tank and lines may be different from a snowblower.
12-15-2011 03:41 PM
ice fisher
Re: Eskimo Auger Fail FYI if you own an Eskimo Auger

The important thing to remember is to use Sea Foam in any Auger!! It's also a good idea to use it all of your small engine toys.
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