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To: thackney
Ethanol is particularly damaging to small engines (outboards, mowers, etc...)

E10 has already destroyed my push mower and clobbered my weed-wacker (plastic fuel lines got brittle and shattered), and I haven't been able to get my chainsaw to start lately. And, I'm definitely in fear for my Evinrude 50...

So far, the riding mower seems to be OK...

&%$#^ Eco-weenies!!!!

9 posted on 05/16/2012 10:58:48 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: TXnMA

No boat owners I know use E-10 without adding a stabilizer that isn’t cheap or only use ethanol free gas. A few years ago E-10 was determined to be a death sentence for many older boat motors. It later came out that it was also taking out new ones.


15 posted on 05/16/2012 11:06:36 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: TXnMA

carburetors and fuel pumps with rubber diaphragms will not stand up. There is no damage to the engine itself. fuel lines are not a problem to replace on small engines. The gas tank is in close proximity to the engine and the lines are easily accessible.


19 posted on 05/16/2012 11:11:05 AM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: TXnMA

I’m not convinced ethanol has anything to do with those fuel lines, I think it’s cheap Chinese sourced polymers. Have had enough of them fail myself I bought a bulk coil of replacement line.


40 posted on 05/16/2012 12:21:24 PM PDT by nascarnation
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