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Has anybody used trufuel in any of their machines? I know its ethanol free fuel and its supposed to be equal to 92 octane fuel. Any thoughts on this product
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Has anybody used trufuel in any of their machines? I know its ethanol free fuel and its supposed to be equal to 92 octane fuel. Any thoughts on this product
I know it's expensive. I don't know if I'm right or wrong but I always just use stabilized gas. If it gets a little age on it I dump it in my truck and buy new, fresh regular gas and use a stabilizer and a bit of Seafoam.

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I like and have used a lot of the ethanol free gasoline. I use it to test and initial run of rebuild or if I am not going to use the machine for a little while. I also use the marine formulated Stabil. It is expensive but trouble free.
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I noticed this canned fuel at Home Depot on my last visit. Doesn't it work out to be something like $32/gallon
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I only use Trufuel for my Honda snowblower, Exmark lawnmower and Stihl weedwacker.

Yes, its about 8 dollars per bottle. However, a homeowner like myself would never use very much per year. I spent 300 dollars on a repair bill for my Exmark. The mechanic blamed the internal rust in the Kawasaki motor to gas with ethanol. I've never used gas from a gas station since.

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I use it for my weed whackers and blowers, and have had no problems with it. For my lawnmowers and snowblower I use non-ethanol gas with marine grade stable

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I gave up and use it in my little 2 strokes, weed wacker, leaf blower and chainsaw and it put an end to a lot of nonsense. My 4 stroke machines do fine on stabilized regular E10.

All get drained and run dry for extended storage except the chainsaw.

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Trufuel for summer storage?

Why not use an E-10 fuel with a stabilizer through the winter and at the end of the season use Trufuel for summer storage? (I don't have a convenient source for E-0 to use regularly.) Admittedly that means burning or draining the E-10, adding the Trufuel and letting the engine run long enough so Trufuel is throughout the system.
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That sounds like a good idea for my 2 stroke OPE's. For my 4 cycle OPE's I was thinking of using av gas. I have several small airports near me. I don't think they use ethanol gas. I will check with them. In the summer I'll check with the marina down the road to see if they have ethanol free gas. I'm not concerned with the generator as I run that every 2-3 months for at least a half hour. It's the snow blower and power washer that get used then stored.

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I'm fortunate enough to have a ready supply of ethanol free gas here. Mills Fleet Farm sells 89 and 91 octane ethanol free at prices comparable to other stations E10. I use it in everything that I put gas in.
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