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Re: Removing ethanol from gas
« Reply #20 on: November 13, 2017, 07:56:45 PM »
On a roll,have been all day .First day of a three week vacation .If my saw gas gets about a month old I dump it in my 1951 Ferguson tractor .It doesn't care what it burns ,might run on bunker oil for all I know but I've never tried it .Fresh jug,good to go .< 32 to one as a matter of fact,no Amsoil for me .Not old school but one room old school ..

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« Reply #21 on: November 13, 2017, 08:01:46 PM »
My old V-4 Wisconsin  on my chipper burns off all my old gas when it comes time to get rid of it. Doesn't effect it one bit
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« Reply #22 on: November 13, 2017, 09:17:35 PM »
That old flat head probably could run on bunker oil .Those old air cooled certainly  got hot enough to --but they are a good tough old engine .

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« Reply #23 on: November 13, 2017, 09:26:51 PM »
I've got one BTW ,VH4D .I'm not certain weather to use it or an 18 HP Briggs  on a bandsaw mill I've been  forever building .I also have a Wisconsin twin,15-16 HP .Then again I have several 3 phase 10 HP electric motors .I can make 3 phase BTW  with a rotary converter .I'm rather good at it . 8)

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« Reply #24 on: November 14, 2017, 10:43:31 AM »
Mine is a 35hp 1770. One of the very last ones before Wisconsin went out of business around 17 years ago.  Has a electronic ignition.
Getting up to near 2000 hrs and still not burning oil.
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Re: Removing ethanol from gas
« Reply #25 on: December 30, 2017, 09:16:27 AM »
After reading this I'll start with High-Test since it's octane is initially higher. If I'm understanding everyone correctly removing the ethanol will also lower the octane...

Thanks for the science class!

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« Reply #26 on: December 30, 2017, 09:51:05 AM »
After reading this I'll start with High-Test since it's octane is initially higher. If I'm understanding everyone correctly removing the ethanol will also lower the octane...

Thanks for the science class!

Personally, I would not bother removing the ethanol. I run non-ethanol in all my saws, but it was only available in the summers for a couple of years in my area (the boating crowd drove that availability, I'm sure). During that time, I just ran E10 gas, and made sure to use fresh gas and always run the tank dry unless I would be using it in the next couple of days. To me, the risks of running ethanol can be managed if you pay attention. The risk of running fuel that is too low in octane (from removing ethanol) is not something you can do much about.

Have you tried looking at www.pure-gas.org to see if there are ethanol-free stations in your area? If not, and you are really worried about it, you could always use the canned pre-mix fuel that most chainsaw dealers and some hardware/big box stores sell. It's expensive, but great shelf life. If you are not using your saw a lot, the pre-mixed stuff may be worth considering.
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