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#1 Rocking416 OFFLINE  

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Posted November 11, 2010 - 08:41 PM

Is it me or doese everyone who uses the gas we pay dearly for have carb problems Plug fouling And if you let it sit in the tank its cloudy When i tear down carbs i get a orange glueie subtance at the bottom of fuel bowl I seem to have better luck with 89 octane i mainly get wa wa fuel Any one have suggestion wear to get good fuel?

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Posted November 11, 2010 - 08:52 PM

2 1/2 dollars for a gallon of gas send me some send me lots, here we pay $1.06 a liter that's about $4.00 a US gallon.

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Posted November 11, 2010 - 08:53 PM

I dont think i can do that Lol and besides its not very good gas i dont think works good in the cars but not my old tractor engines I am having to many valve problems and carbs U name it

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Posted November 11, 2010 - 08:55 PM

I just filled up today. It was $2.89 / Gal. I don't think the new RVP additive is as stable as the older stuff was. Gas seems to go bad faster than ever!

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Posted November 11, 2010 - 09:02 PM

The problem with gas nowadays is the ethanol. It's alright if you are going to use it right away but if it sits for any length of time and can wreck havoc on everything and rust out metal fuel line. If you can try to find ethanol free gas to run in the power equipment.

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Posted November 11, 2010 - 09:11 PM

I am thinking of useing a LEAD addative or somthing to boost the octane most of the engines ran on lead any way in the 70's from what im told im to young to know for sure Everytime i run the kubota on bio diesel the neighbors think im frying chicken and where i live its almost started riiots lol

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Posted November 11, 2010 - 09:16 PM

the neighbors think im frying chicken and where i live its almost started riiots lol


OMG, I almost spit coffee all over my monitor :bigrofl:

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Posted November 11, 2010 - 09:23 PM

Ethanol sure made my MULE CORN high. I'll bet they don't use it in airplanes, spacecraft

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Posted November 11, 2010 - 09:23 PM

Well at least you dident have a mob crouding around your privacy fence yelling whats cooking?:blush2:

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Posted November 11, 2010 - 09:36 PM

I now run seafoam year round in my gas can. It's just not worth it to run the straight gas. PS: we are at $2.99 up here, feel lucky!

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Posted November 11, 2010 - 09:42 PM

Thats a nice massey There seems to be alot of them in canada Dont see to many of them here in Virginia They use peerless transmission and its variated like the john deeres Wonder what else they have?

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Posted November 11, 2010 - 09:44 PM

I am thinking of useing a LEAD addative or somthing to boost the octane most of the engines ran on lead any way in the 70's from what im told im to young to know for sure Everytime i run the kubota on bio diesel the neighbors think im frying chicken and where i live its almost started riiots lol


I run leaded gas in all my old Iron (Gravely, Bolens)

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Posted November 12, 2010 - 12:45 AM

I run leaded gas in all my old Iron (Gravely, Bolens)


Hmm, is there a noticable differance with that?
I remember when they stopped selling the leaded stuff, I had just rebuilt the engine in my vw bug, and just about paniced, and kept plenty of extra bottles of additive with me...then after a few years I gave up and the engine was fine after.
I do know that your smaller air cooled engines are much happier with high octane fuel, and they will run a tiny bit cooler.

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Posted November 12, 2010 - 08:18 AM

Hmm, is there a noticable differance with that?
I remember when they stopped selling the leaded stuff, I had just rebuilt the engine in my vw bug, and just about paniced, and kept plenty of extra bottles of additive with me...then after a few years I gave up and the engine was fine after.
I do know that your smaller air cooled engines are much happier with high octane fuel, and they will run a tiny bit cooler.


Many people have told me that running the lead additive in engines makes no difference. I just figure it cant cant hurt anything so why not add it.

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Posted November 12, 2010 - 11:47 AM

Many people have told me that running the lead additive in engines makes no difference. I just figure it cant cant hurt anything so why not add it.


Even with modern valves & seats, lead additives help prevent valve problems.
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