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Engineered Fuel #4804857
07/04/18 08:51 AM
07/04/18 08:51 AM
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mx5miata Offline OP
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Has anyone messed with engineered fuels?

I picked up 2QTS added one of the QTS to 2.5 gallon can so far my mower doesn't mind it.


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Re: Engineered Fuel [Re: mx5miata] #4804915
07/04/18 09:49 AM
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paying 2.89.9 is bad enough. 24 something a gallon is just to cut the lawn. Yesterday, I bought 4 gallons for less than what you paid for 2 qts. I bought a qt out of curiosity. I'm keeping the can, but the stuff in it was nothing special.

Last edited by andyd; 07/04/18 09:53 AM.

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Re: Engineered Fuel [Re: mx5miata] #4804919
07/04/18 09:55 AM
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Originally Posted By: mx5miata
Has anyone messed with engineered fuels?

I picked up 2QTS added one of the QTS to 2.5 gallon can so far my mower doesn't mind it.


Just for Stihl chainsaw Ö only use it 3 or 4 times a year and decided to give the corn free and synthetic oil blend a try Ö

Re: Engineered Fuel [Re: mx5miata] #4804931
07/04/18 10:11 AM
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I use it on machines that I'm going to store. Works great and they always start on the first pull after storing for long periods.

Re: Engineered Fuel [Re: mx5miata] #4804967
07/04/18 10:58 AM
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For the last few years, Iíve purchased the 2-stroke quarts from Home Depot. Maybe 3 or 4 quarts over the course of a year. Since I started this, zero problems and the OPE starts within the first few pulls.

For lawnmower or snow blower, I just fill a 2.5 gallon can with 93 octane and treat with Stabil and a dose of Berryman B12. I go thru this batch more quickly so E10 doesnít have a chance to mess me up (canít get E free anywhere around here)

Not crazy about the cost of the quarts from Home Depot, but better than messing with carbs IMO


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Re: Engineered Fuel [Re: mx5miata] #4804996
07/04/18 11:50 AM
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I buy Vpracing 4stroke SEF 5gallon pail for 63 bucks blend all my 2stroke with it and use it as shutdown storage fuel in 4stroke.

Re: Engineered Fuel [Re: mx5miata] #4805026
07/04/18 12:29 PM
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I bought the premixed 2 cycle fuel can once, mostly to get the can itself.

I don't use much 2 cycle fuel, so a quart of it lasts me long enough. It also has a big 40:1 ratio written on it, which is what both my small engines require, so I remember the ratio. I can then refill and mix.

It would be pretty costly to only use engineered fuel.

Re: Engineered Fuel [Re: mx5miata] #4805047
07/04/18 12:51 PM
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Perfect for a chainsaw that never gets a full tank run through it and sits for long periods. Shutdown fuel too, you guys are smart.


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Re: Engineered Fuel [Re: mx5miata] #4805075
07/04/18 01:21 PM
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Yeah I'm going to keep the 2nd QT for the fall when the mower goes away for the winter. I'll run it through the carburetor straight. I like the fact it can be used as a stabil for seasonal storage.


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Re: Engineered Fuel [Re: mx5miata] #4805131
07/04/18 02:21 PM
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You can make your own ethanol free fuel right at home much cheaper.


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