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Look Before You Pump

Posted by RYOBI Outdoor on 01/16/2015 at 2:49 PM in Lawncare, Garden Talk, Outdoor Cleaning, Tutorials

Today, more than ever, it is important to pay attention to the type of gas you put in your small engine outdoor power equipment.

Ethanol is being added to fuel more frequently and in higher doses. Higher ethanol blends tend to be less expensive but they will really cause problems for your tools as time goes on. Would you rather save a little now and pay for it later, or pay a little more to have your tools running for much longer?

4 Facts About Ethanol:

1. Fuel with more than 10% ethanol can corrode metals and rubber that are found in your small engine. This causes the engine to break down quicker.

2. It is actually illegal to use gas with more than 10% ethanol in your small engines!

3. The more ethanol in your gas, the lower the fuel economy.

4. Ethanol contains 33% less energy per gall than PURE gasoline.You will have to fill your gas tank more often when using gasoline with more than 10% ethanol.

Keep your small engine outdoor power equipment in the best shape by looking before you pump. It will save you money in the long run to only use fuel with less than 10% ethanol.


For more information visit: http://opei.org/ethanolwarning/consumers/

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