> frank dadog Wrote:
> > Ken Roff Wrote:
> > Most pre 75’ classic cars and 4t bikes need leaded fuel too because
> > don’t have hardened valve seats
> Home Depot probably sells more power washers, weed whackers, chainsaws,
> generators etc. this weekend than all of those cars and bikes left on
> the road today. And this is about the "small engine" warnings.
> @ Mr Moped- And I've got a '68 18hp Rude and a '75 25hp Johnson that run
> fine on blended. Maybe don't buy a Merc :D I will say the ethanol is
> definitely no good for fuel lines and primer bulbs. Seems to harden them
> up in a couple seasons. They'd do a lot better if we made sure to get
> gas at the marina at the end of the season and put stabilizer in it. I
> know for the most part the damage we do is just because we're being
> lazy. We never remember this stuff until the leaves start falling and
> then it's rushing to get it stored before the snow comes.
I got no problems with mopeds on this garbage gas nowadays,
I keep my tanks filled year-round in the bikes don’t use stabilizer really or nothing but I do ride the bikes during the winter during good weather days
But outboards, yeah it damaged my 85 hp force/Chrysler outboard, fuel pump parts, carburetor parts gaskets, lines primer ball all that stuff basically the first season maybe 2nd season I used it in the late 90s.
I didn’t know there was no warning on pumps that The formulation of the gas in my county for my county that was sold at stations in my county dissolved rubber specially old rubber parts badly!
No Marina at small lake where I live so you have to bring your own gas, only gas station that was close was speedway not known for having to best grade of gas to begin with let alone with specific air pollution clean formulation gas that only a few counties in my state have to have to begin with.
There was many lawsuits that information wasn’t out in time stating that that type of gas wasn’t good to use an older vehicles until it was too late