Blower, ethanol don’t mix – Small engines not working at best with gas blend
Soon enough, you won’t just be eyeing that snowblower – you’ll need to fill it up and use it.
But there’s a wrinkle users of equipment powered by small gasoline engines need to keep in mind, according to the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute.
More gas stations are carrying ethanol blends, and more people are putting the fuels into their cars. But many don’t know those fuels should not be used in the equipment they turn to in winter weather.
“Don’t assume that the same ‘gas’ you put in your car can still go in your mower, snowblower, chain saw or generator,” says Kris Kiser, institute president and chief executive officer. “It will destroy your engine.”
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