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Old 02-21-2010, 12:41 PM   #34
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Ethanol fuels will gum up much faster than the non-E fuels of days gone by. And the older fuel stabilizers will not work with the ethanol enhanced fuels.

There are newer fuel stabilizers for use with the E-fuels that help but it's always best to drain the carb, shut off the fuel supply and fog the engine if its going to set for more than 2-3 months (snow blowers, lawn mowers, chain saws, etc.)

For the short term, 6-8 weeks, the new stabilizers seem to work just fine and the ethanol doesn't appear to gum up the carbs.
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