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    Mechanics see ethanol damaging small engines

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    Rick Kitchings has been a small-engine mechanic for about 30 years, and he’s been busier than ever lately.

    Recently, a customer came into his shop in Savannah, Ga., with a string trimmer that had barely been used. “It looked like it just came off the showroom floor, but the motor was absolutely shot, absolutely worn out,” Kitchings said.

    The owner had fueled the trimmer with an gasoline-ethanol blend, which is becoming increasingly common thanks to a federal mandate to convert to biofuels.

    Although the Web is rife with complaints from car owners who say ethanol damaged their engines, ethanol producers and automakers say it’s safe to use in cars. But smaller engines — the two-cycle utility engines in lawnmowers, chain saws and outboard boat motors — are another story...
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    Re: Mechanics see ethanol damaging small engines

    so what do i use instead?
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    Re: Mechanics see ethanol damaging small engines

    "gregair13" wrote:
    so what do i use instead?
    Drink everclear and use your urine.
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    Re: Mechanics see ethanol damaging small engines

    They said the same thing when the government made them switch from leaded to unleaded gas. There are things that should be done different
    like making the mixture richer and possibly changing the spark plug to one that fires in a different heat range.


    Hell , the founders of Nascar used to run alcohol in their cars when they were running moonshine.

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    Re: Mechanics see ethanol damaging small engines

    "Prophet" wrote:
    "gregair13" wrote:
    so what do i use instead?
    Drink everclear and use your urine.
    now that is a good idea. where do you come up with this stuff?
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    Re: Mechanics see ethanol damaging small engines

    stupid corn

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