What are the effects of ethanol fuel?
E10 fuels are approved for usage in lawn mowers and outdoor power handhelds like chainsaws, trimmers, and leaf blowers. Gas with higher concentrations of ethanol is not. Always refer to your owner's manual for the correct fuel to use.
- While E10 fuels are approved for small engine equipment usage, it is not recommended, especially in handheld products. Gas with ethanol separates while being stored in your gas tank. The 2 stroke oil remains bonded to the gasoline but not to ethanol. Thus, the ethanol and water part of the mixture contains no oil for engine lubrication. This leads to poor lubrication, performance issues and costly repairs over time.
- Ethanol will start to absorb water over time, leading to poor engine performance. E10 gas absorbs up to 50 times more water than standard gasoline. It is recommended that you replace gas in your fuel tank every 2-3 weeks to avoid alcohol and water related engine issues.
- Ethanol is also an excellent solvent. Simply put, it will dissolve plastic, rubber, fiberglass and much more, potentially causing serious problems to small engines.
What are solutions to the ethanol problem?
- Purchase ethanol free gas.
- Always keep your fuel fresh! Never buy and store gas for more than a 30 day supply.
- Use pre-mixed ethanol free fuel for your power equipment. We offer the best pre-mixed fuel option for the your handheld equipment.
- Use a Premium Fuel Stabilizer
- Check out the Husqvarna site for more info.
- Check out our services
- More Questions? FAQ
- Here is a more comprehensive list of Ethanol Free Gas Stations in Tennessee.