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Name: nell mcguire
north little rock Ar (Zone 7b)
nell
Jul 5, 2015 10:57 AM CST
Larry we have some ethanol free stations. I use that in all my yard tools. It makes a big difference. Nell
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Jul 5, 2015 11:11 AM CST
I was told there was possibly one station now in town that has ethanol free gas, the last time I checked there were none, So I have to see if I can find it. I wish it were the other way around, only one station with ethanol in the gas!
Name: Annie
Waynesboro, PA (Zone 6a)
Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry
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LysmachiaMoon
Jul 5, 2015 5:00 PM CST
I guess this is the price we pay for trying to be free of foreign oil. I didn't know about the probs with ethanol and mowers; this might explain the weird surging in our push mower.
The end is nothing, the journey is all.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Jul 5, 2015 6:59 PM CST
You know with fracking and all the oil available now looks like we could do away with ethanol completely forever.Could possibly be just a dirty air filter, I'd check that first, not normally that easy but possible.
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Jul 5, 2015 8:23 PM CST
I hate the ethonal too! We have had all kinds of issues with lawn and garden equipment because of it. I guess there is something you can add to the tank to keep it from gunking everything up but I don't remember what it is.
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Jul 5, 2015 8:45 PM CST
It is Sta-Bil...
https://www.google.com/search?q=Sta-bil&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Jul 5, 2015 9:44 PM CST
From the reviews stabilizers don't work all that well, but Sea Foam appears to be the preferred one.
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Jul 5, 2015 9:50 PM CST
I haven't tried Sea Foam. Fortunately I found a gas station that sells ethanol free gas.

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