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Regular or Supreme Gas for old Snowblower

I'm looking for a little more pep out of my old snowblower and wondering if anybody notices a difference with supreme gas.
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There is no difference in the fuels. The octane rating is only related to the fuels ability to resist detonation without an ignition source.

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In southwestern Ontario,we use supreme gas to get away from the ethanol that is in regular around here.

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I use Shell V-Power NiTRO 91 (or whatever they're calling it) premium in my small engines only because it has no ethanol. Virtually all small engines nowadays are calibrated to run on "regular" and you won't see any benefit from running premium in them.
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Small engines now a days are more or less the same small engines from the 70s and 80s, save for that EFI crap that they are now just starting to stick on some of the engines. There is no "special" engineering out there to make them run better or not with ethanol. These are small engines, not the complex crap that are in automobiles. At the altitude I live at, running 91 octane results in piss poor performance from the small engines in my weed eater, snowblowers, & lawn mowers. I run 85 octane. It has ethanol. I treat it with Stabil-360 and it does juuuuuuuuuuust fine. And I'll rub that in the face of anyone who says fuel stabilizers are not needed. The only non-ethanol fuels sold around here are at 2 shops about 30 miles away and only sold in 91 octane. Same piss poor performance when I ran it in my equipment, even without the ethanol.
I've had no major issues on my carbs when I've used ethanol fuels and a good fuel stabilizer/treatment. When I have not used a stabilizer, there is a noticeable difference 6 or 8 months later when I go to use the equipment. It runs like crap until I get that fuel out. But I no longer run my carbs dry. Too many cracked seals & gaskets. I've learned my lesson on that.

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I always add Marvel Mystery Oil to the gas on my 1973 Ariens/Tecumseh 8HP. Keeps it running fine.
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i always run supreme just to avoid the corn squeezins. when i fill my jugs i always top my car up first to purge the pump of any regular gas that may be in it.

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I know some areas of Canada and rural areas in the USA have access to E0 gasoline. That's what I'd use IF I had access to it.
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In what way is it running crappy, can we start there?


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I'm looking for a little more pep out of my old snowblower and wondering if anybody notices a difference with supreme gas.
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i plan on stowing the blowers with non ethanol gas with fuel stabilizer and run e-10 with seafoam while the machines are in use. the closest non-ethanol station is about eight miles away. I only keep a gallon of premixed for the 2-strokes plus what's in those machines and five gallons for the 4 stroke machines plus what's in the tank

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