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#4804857 - 07/04/18 09:51 AM Engineered Fuel
mx5miata Offline


Registered: 03/28/10
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Loc: NY
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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#4804915 - 07/04/18 10:49 AM Re: Engineered Fuel [Re: mx5miata]
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Registered: 09/25/04
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Loc: Marshfield , MA
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.


Edited by andyd (07/04/18 10:53 AM)
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#4804919 - 07/04/18 10:55 AM Re: Engineered Fuel [Re: mx5miata]
4WD Offline


Registered: 09/21/10
Posts: 6532
Loc: Texas
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 … only use it 3 or 4 times a year and decided to give the corn free and synthetic oil blend a try …

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#4804931 - 07/04/18 11:11 AM Re: Engineered Fuel [Re: mx5miata]
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Registered: 01/17/17
Posts: 132
Loc: California
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.

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#4804967 - 07/04/18 11:58 AM Re: Engineered Fuel [Re: mx5miata]
Finz Offline


Registered: 06/06/13
Posts: 699
Loc: Northeast
For the last few years, I’ve 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 doesn’t have a chance to mess me up (can’t 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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#4804996 - 07/04/18 12:50 PM Re: Engineered Fuel [Re: mx5miata]
dave123 Offline


Registered: 01/13/09
Posts: 2336
Loc: wi
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.

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#4805026 - 07/04/18 01:29 PM Re: Engineered Fuel [Re: mx5miata]
Broo Offline


Registered: 04/11/15
Posts: 148
Loc: Canada
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.

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#4805047 - 07/04/18 01:51 PM Re: Engineered Fuel [Re: mx5miata]
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Registered: 01/21/17
Posts: 856
Loc: Toronna
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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#4805075 - 07/04/18 02:21 PM Re: Engineered Fuel [Re: mx5miata]
mx5miata Offline


Registered: 03/28/10
Posts: 549
Loc: NY
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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#4805131 - 07/04/18 03:21 PM Re: Engineered Fuel [Re: mx5miata]
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Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 4488
Loc: The Midwest
You can make your own ethanol free fuel right at home much cheaper.
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