Listen up, me and the donkeys, Finnegan and Fergus, made a video for you that just might save you a giant headache when it comes to your power equipment.
I made this giant mistake and hopefully this will make sure that it does not happen to you.
Not sure how it works in other states but in Ohio our gasoline contains ethanol. I’ve known for a long time that gasoline with ethanol can go bad after a time. It has a really short shelf life. But what I did not realize is that what happens is when the fuel sits the gasoline and the ethanol separate. One goes to the top of the container, the other to the bottom.
Early in the spring a couple of years ago I grabbed my gas can and filled up my lawn mower. Didn’t get 100 feet before the mower started running really bad, stalling out etc. I had to take the mower to my shop and drain the fuel tank. I thought it had water in it. For the life of me I couldn’t figure out my gas can had gotten that much water in it.
But it wasn’t water at all. The fuel had separated and when I poured the fuel in the mower I got almost all ethanol, very little gasoline. Two things you need to know.
- Always shake the gas can before you pour it into your power equipment.
- Always add fuel stabilizer to the fuel that you are storing for your power equipment.
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