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Fuel? What do you use?

Appears I can put E10 in my new Platinum 24 but the dealer told me I would be better off with regular! Very hard to find regular around here. What do you use?
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If regular means ethanol free, try this.
Ethanol-free gas stations in the U.S. and Canada
Hard to find for me also or I would use it in all my power equipment.
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I only run premium with no alcohol added around here it's got red handle on the pump and states right on the the pump NO ALCOHOL added FOR RECREATIONAL use It's more but unless your blowing a football field everyday it's cheaper than screwing up your carb. Put a fuel filter on too. I have 2 gallon gas can that I use just for the mower and blower.forces me to get gas more frequently but then it's always fresh. My 2 cents.
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The marina down the road from me sells ethanol free. Its not cheap, but cheaper than carb work.

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one of my buddies use to run 93 octane gas in his b&s

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Cheapest fuel I can find and add stuff to it. All stations that sell non-ethanol closed or no longer carry it. . I buy whatever and put marine sta-bil and, startron and seafoam in it. Everything starts fine and is running well so that's all that matters. Haven't tossed a rod yet. Wish I could buy non-ethanol.

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91 octane non-oxygenated gasoline for small engines and snowmobiles and boats or collector cars. It costs more but it is cheaper than rebuilding you carburetor plus ethanol draws water into it and can cause corrosion too and can rust your gas tank and damage your rubber parts in your carburetor
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91 octane non-oxygenated gasoline for small engines and snowmobiles and boats or collector cars. It costs more but it is cheaper than rebuilding you carburetor plus ethanol draws water into it and can cause corrosion too and can rust your gas tank and damage your rubber parts in your carburetor
All this I know but if I have no choice I have no choice. That's why the additives.
The stations around here stopped carrying good gasoline.

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91 octane non-oxygenated gasoline for small engines and snowmobiles and boats or collector cars. It costs more but it is cheaper than rebuilding you carburetor plus ethanol draws water into it and can cause corrosion too and can rust your gas tank and damage your rubber parts in your carburetor
That's what I run, thankful that both of the gas stations near my house have 91 ethanol free.
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Only premium high octane, treated with Seafoam. Contains no ethanol. This is all I use in all of my small engines.


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