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#1 coinman66 ONLINE  

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Posted May 09, 2016 - 09:48 PM

I won't use any gas\oil mix in my weed trimmers anymore. Since I only trim weeds twice a month the Trufuel is so worth it. No more gummed up carbs and no start issues. You can leave this stuff in the weed trimmer over winter and it fires right up come spring. U can get it for around $6 a can. Well worth it.

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Posted May 09, 2016 - 10:02 PM

not to be a bummer but draining a weedeater for winter should be easy enough. I do agree tru fuel and husqvarna pre mix have a much better shelf life, still not forever though.

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Posted May 09, 2016 - 10:10 PM

not to be a bummer but draining a weedeater for winter should be easy enough. I do agree tru fuel and husqvarna pre mix have a much better shelf life, still not forever though.


Aaah but most people don't drain and then they wonder why they have problems. But just draining gas tank won't do either, you still have fuel in carb if u don't run it till it dies.

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Posted May 09, 2016 - 10:29 PM

thought that was a given but you are right that is what keeps me in buisness. lazy homeowners and young people who seem to think an oil change may give them rabies.
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Posted May 10, 2016 - 07:18 AM

I am a Tru fuel believer , I buy it in 5 gallon containers at a time in 4 cycle and then use it on my restored tractors that run only a couple times a year so I dont have to worry about draining the tanks or having NLA carb parts be destroyed by ethanol. I also use it it my vintage and current 2 cycle equipment and mix the oil myself. I have found even the old ones idle much better on this pure gas compared to watered down fuel they sell today.


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Posted May 10, 2016 - 07:44 AM

Yup, ditto on what the Doc says, you can drain all you want but unless you tear the carb down to clean it on your two strokes the Ethanol will eventually take its toll. I run ethanol free 90 oct. in all my GT's and the premixed in the two stroke stuff,I feel I have too much money in my power equipment and GT collection to run junk gas also I'm sick of pulling carbs to clean and rebuild, higher octane means cleaner burn, stuff runs cooler, IMO worth it.
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Posted May 10, 2016 - 08:09 AM

I have good luck with ethanol free and sta-bil



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Posted May 10, 2016 - 09:07 AM

Since I started using it in my 2 cycle equipment about 4 years or more ago, I have had do do absolutely nothing to them but start them up and use them. outside of sharpening chain saw chains and putting new line on the line trimmers.  :thumbs:



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Posted May 10, 2016 - 10:24 AM

We use at the fire dept. Our saws and blowers can sometimes sit for quite a while between uses. We are happy with results

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Posted May 10, 2016 - 11:19 AM

Here we have one gas station who sells 91 octane pure gasoline no ethanol. Run that in all mowers and trimmers. Fixed alot of "problems" within a couple tanks.

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Posted May 10, 2016 - 08:16 PM

Yup, ditto on what the Doc says, you can drain all you want but unless you tear the carb down to clean it on your two strokes the Ethanol will eventually take its toll. I run ethanol free 90 oct. in all my GT's and the premixed in the two stroke stuff,I feel I have too much money in my power equipment and GT collection to run junk gas also I'm sick of pulling carbs to clean and rebuild, higher octane means cleaner burn, stuff runs cooler, IMO worth it.

 

 

Here we have one gas station who sells 91 octane pure gasoline no ethanol. Run that in all mowers and trimmers. Fixed alot of "problems" within a couple tanks.

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I can get ethanol free 91 at many gas stations around here, use it in everything but the truck, including the Farmall, cost more but worth it.


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Posted May 11, 2016 - 10:00 AM

I am one of those 91 octane ethanol free guys.  Not much carb problem here either.



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Posted May 13, 2016 - 07:01 AM

I run MMO (Marvels Mystery Oil) in my fuel and it helps a lot. Only thing I don't like about running the carb dry is if you don't use it for a while the fuel dries out and leaves residue behind.  With MMO in your fuel it leaves a protective coating that keeps that white crap from building up. Also puts a bit of lube though the intake for the cylinder & valves. You may see a hint of smoke here and there if you add to much or even foul a plug but for me I prefer to change a plug then to rebuild the carb. 


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Posted May 15, 2016 - 11:51 AM

that stuff is like 7-9$ a can here (1 quart cans) thats upwards of 40$ a gallon!!!! id be dead broke with all my 2-smokes. i use redline all sport oil for air cooled engines (70$) a gallon and shell 93 vpower. if im not gonna use the engine for longer then a month i simply pour a small cap full of fuel stabilzer in the tank run it and thats it.  dont run it out of fuel or drain the tank.

 

if ever i was to have a problem a carb kit,lines and filter 15$ or less good for another 10yrs+

 

i guess it has its place but not for my usage :D



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Posted May 22, 2016 - 08:17 AM

People. Yes it's more than gas. But I only use in my weed trimmer 2 or 3 times a month. My brother in law just gave me a Remington weed trimmer that wouldn't stay running. Emptied gas\oil mixture out of it and put Trufuel in it and now it runs great. If u are using chain saws daily, yah it's not cost effective. It's like $6 a can here in Illinois.

Edited by coinman66, May 22, 2016 - 08:18 AM.





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