Which type of gas would you buy for your 2 cycle equipment?

Which Type of Gas Would you Buy for Your 2 Cycle Equipment?

  • Regular Non Ethanol

    Votes: 48 71.6%
  • 93 With Ethanol

    Votes: 8 11.9%
  • 89 With Ethanol

    Votes: 11 16.4%

  • Total voters
    67

exotion

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I run 89 with ethonol should add.that to vote
 

Ric

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I run 93 with ethanol in everything including the truck.
 

Mike88se

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I've never had a problem with 87 but I've only been mowing for 3 to 4 years. Are these engines designed for premium gas? Coming from a car background, the only engines that need premium are high compression/high horsepower engines. The reason for that is to deter pre-detonation. Higher octane gas burns slower. In a car this might mean incomplete combustion and deposits and frequent cat and o2 sensor replacement. Premium gas needs high compression to burn completely. Running premium in the average car/truck engine is not only a waste of money, it also has a possibility of harming your engine with carbon deposits etc.
Back to the point... I don't know that these engines are high compression. I'd guess that the fact they are air cooled and have oil mixed in the fuel would affect things too.
Bottom line, I do think that the ethanol is a bigger factor than the octane rating.
 

Parkmower

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I've never had a problem with 87 but I've only been mowing for 3 to 4 years. Are these engines designed for premium gas? Coming from a car background, the only engines that need premium are high compression/high horsepower engines. The reason for that is to deter pre-detonation. Higher octane gas burns slower. In a car this might mean incomplete combustion and deposits and frequent cat and o2 sensor replacement. Premium gas needs high compression to burn completely. Running premium in the average car/truck engine is not only a waste of money, it also has a possibility of harming your engine with carbon deposits etc.
Back to the point... I don't know that these engines are high compression. I'd guess that the fact they are air cooled and have oil mixed in the fuel would affect things too.
Bottom line, I do think that the ethanol is a bigger factor than the octane rating.
This is why I run regular old 87 in everything. This is another topic like "what oil or brand mower" but your explanation is the reason I run what I run.
 

jekjr

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I run 87 with Ethanol in my Kubota ZG most of the time. I run non ethanol in my hand held and my Crapsman tractor. I also have run both in my generator and in my Tiller.
 

panabiker

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I use 87 octane with unspecified amount of ethanol (hopefully less than 20%).
 
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