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Posted July 31, 2012 - 08:41 PM

Yeah, we've a dry spell too up here. Loosin a lot o that lush green. Our whole yard used to be a garden so now the grass was pretty fat with that rich soil, but its barely rained in 2 months. Being on a mountainside the citywells dont hold enough water for the lawns. :mecry:

Your post got thinkin of checking on my JD trimmer and I spent the whole afternoon pullin the cord to no avail. Now ive another darn motor to play surgeon with. :(

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Posted July 31, 2012 - 09:34 PM

ethanol fuel seems to play havoc with these small motors.
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Posted July 31, 2012 - 09:56 PM

I got so fed up with the gassers dying because of garbage gas, that I went to an electric. If there's a spot I don't have enough cord to get to an outlet, i can always get the generator out and deal with it that way. I'd rather deal with 200' of cord than one more junk weed whacker giving me chest pains thru exertion and frustration.

Oh, and FWIW, I hang mine cord end down one time and then up the next... :)
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Posted August 01, 2012 - 06:40 AM

I got so fed up with the gassers dying because of garbage gas, that I went to an electric. If there's a spot I don't have enough cord to get to an outlet, i can always get the generator out and deal with it that way. I'd rather deal with 200' of cord than one more junk weed whacker giving me chest pains thru exertion and frustration.

Oh, and FWIW, I hang mine cord end down one time and then up the next... :)


ROFL :laughingteeth:

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Posted August 01, 2012 - 06:51 AM

ethanol fuel seems to play havoc with these small motors.


Does anyone use ethanol enriched gas in 2 strokes? Dont you have the choice down there betwix normal gas and ethanol enriched?

I know that in my old snowmobiles I use premium gas with no ethanol because ive read studies that claimed it killed old sled engines. I dont own any flex fuel car either so ethanol gas is not something I reach for often, once in a while when Im strapped for cash ill use it.

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Posted August 01, 2012 - 07:16 AM

There are stations starting to carry non ethanol gas, but it's pretty rare. There is a station 20 miles from me, but they have odd hours, it's $4 a gal and it's at the marina.
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Posted August 02, 2012 - 06:30 AM

Up here you get up to 10% ethanol in regular andmedium gas but none in premium gasoline. It costs about 15cents more a litre. Considering that a gallon is 3.85 liters, its about 58 cents extra for a gallon of premium gas with no ethanol

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Posted August 02, 2012 - 06:41 AM

Use a good high grade mixing oil and you should not have much issue , BUT YOU NEED TO RICHEN THEM A TINY BIT this will make them start better, take off sooner and be less sensitive to the fuel ;)




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