Take the Ethanol Challenge by Husqvarna

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Nymshifting Top-poster

Husqvarna launched the Ethanol Challenge, an animated, online quiz designed to help educate consumers on the effects of ethanol as
well as prevention of ethanol-related product issues. Husqvarna has issued the Ethanol Challenge in order to provide the tools for
consumers to gain awareness about ethanol, in hopes that education can help them maintain and care for their Husqvarna equipment.

http://ethanol.husqvarna.com
 
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zxcvbob

Nymshifting said:
Husqvarna launched the Ethanol Challenge, an animated, online quiz
designed to help educate consumers on the effects of ethanol as well as
prevention of ethanol-related product issues. Husqvarna has issued the
Ethanol Challenge in order to provide the tools for consumers to gain
awareness about ethanol, in hopes that education can help them maintain
and care for their Husqvarna equipment.

http://ethanol.husqvarna.com

It requires a Facebook account :-(

-Bob
 
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Snake Doc

Not to watch the video or to read what they have to say. I'm not sure
about registering to win the prizes.
While e10 ethanol seems to work ok in late model cars, it sure is the
fuel from Hell for small engines. I've had my Stihl, Kohler, B&S,
Generac and John Deere dealers all tell me to use e10 within 30 days or
dispose of it.
 
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Tony Miklos

While e10 ethanol seems to work ok in late model cars, it sure is the
fuel from Hell for small engines. I've had my Stihl, Kohler, B&S,
Generac and John Deere dealers all tell me to use e10 within 30 days or
dispose of it.
You can "dispose" of your 31 day old e10 in my car if you like!
 
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Frank

You can "dispose" of your 31 day old e10 in my car if you like!

With 2 cycle oil in it?
31 days is BS. I've been working out of the same can, with stabilizer,
for 3 years, although dryness and keeping out air is important.
 
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Tony Miklos

Pour it in the back seat, or the front seat?
Dang it, I saw that coming as soon as I hit send. In the fuel tank
please, and I'll even take the 31 day old 2 cycle mix!
 
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notbob

It's all bs sales hype. It doesn't go bad in 30 days and it's not near
as destructive as you'd be led to believe. The fact of the matter is
the small engine people are getting out of warranty claims with this
scape goat ethanol. It is pure bs.
I figured as much.

How a car can use this fuel jes fine while small engines crumble into
rubble makes no sense at all. Jes a handy excuse for the cheap junk
now being manufactured in China.

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IGot2P

It's all bs sales hype. It doesn't go bad in 30 days and it's not near
as destructive as you'd be led to believe. The fact of the matter is the
small engine people are getting out of warranty claims with this scape
goat ethanol. It is pure bs.
Well said, and I totally agree. That whole Husqvarna thingy was just a
poor effort to cover their ass.

Don
 
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JIMMIE

Husqvarna launched the Ethanol Challenge, an animated, online quiz designed to help educate consumers on the effects of ethanol as
well as prevention of ethanol-related product issues. Husqvarna has issued the Ethanol Challenge in order to provide the tools for
consumers to gain awareness about ethanol, in hopes that education can help them maintain and care for their Husqvarna equipment.

http://ethanol.husqvarna.com
Looks like a trap to snag your Facebook account. Husqvarna should come
first not ethanol.

Jimmie
 
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pseudonym

Tony Miklos said:
Sure! A couple gallons of mix mixed with 10 gallons of plain e10 isn't
going to cause me any problems.
Ok I'll ignore all the small engine manufacturers unanimous recommendations
and listen to some anonymous usenet poster. Not!
 
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dennisgauge

While e10 ethanol seems to work ok in late model cars, it sure is the
fuel from Hell for small engines. I've had my Stihl, Kohler, B&S,
Generac and John Deere dealers all tell me to use e10 within 30 days or
dispose of it.
Yet I have over a dozen small engines and have not had one single
problem with using UNTREATED E10 as much as 18 months old. Chainsaws,
lawn mowers, snow blowers, weed wackers, tractors, pressure washers...
Everything runs as good as it did new. All I do is pour the gas in and
pull the rope.
 
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notbob

Ok I'll ignore all the small engine manufacturers unanimous recommendations
and listen to some anonymous usenet poster. Not!
Yer free to do whatever you damn well please, but answer me this: What
monetary motivations do anon usenet posters have?

One other question: Why does this gas work jes fine in cars,
motorcycles, etc, but --as some would have us believe-- is a
mechanical holocaust for all things small engined?

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Nymshifting Top-poster

Yet I have over a dozen small engines and have not had one single
problem with using UNTREATED E10 as much as 18 months old. Chainsaws,
lawn mowers, snow blowers, weed wackers, tractors, pressure washers...
Everything runs as good as it did new. All I do is pour the gas in and
pull the rope.

I just had to have the carbs on my sled ultrasonic cleaned because I forgot to drain the gas at the end of last season.
 
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Armand Avi

One other question: Why does this gas work jes fine in cars,
motorcycles, etc, but --as some would have us believe-- is a
mechanical holocaust for all things small engined?
As I understand it, gasahol deteriorates at a much faster rate than pure
gasoline. Some say toss it out after 30 days, others say 90 days.

If old 90-day-old gasahol works for you, don't worry about it. Use
whatever works for you.

OTOH, I'll take the advise of the engine manufacture.

http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20111209/AUTO01/112090409/1361/70-House-members-urge-halt-to-E15-fuel-use
 
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dpb

It doesn't look like the top auto companies like ethanol either.
....

I think they're just putting out cya stuff mostly...

EPA ran a multi-year test of commercial vehicles for several years in
preparation and had no statistically discernible increase in failures.
The reason the rule came out for 2001 and later vehicles was that those
were the ones in the test class, not that there was anything
demonstrated against those prior to 2001.

That said, I'm against the mandates simply on the basis of the market
will cause whatever moves are the most economic and provide a solution
more efficiently than the government trying to continue to direct the
direction of future technology.

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notbob

Either the EPA backs down or a bunch of people are out of work.
Horsecrap!!

I remember when they first started putting alcohol in gasoline, back
in the late 80s. It was voluntary and only a couple gas companies did
it. This was right after CA and the rest of the US outlawed ethyl
(lead) as an anti-knock additive. This lowered octane which caused
pinging in less efficient engines. Anyway, one company immediately
voluntarily added 10% alcohol and got great results. In fact, for
awhile, they had gas with an octane rating 1 pt higher than all other
brands (ferget the name). Later, CA banned alky and forced MTBE down
our throats.

The thing I recall is, gas with 10% alky improved the octane rating.
I had a Dodge van with a 318 and it ran better (no pinging) on hot
days up a steep grade than gas w/o alky. End of story!! No bad seals
dried out hoses or other piddling crap, and this on a 1974 van!!!

I've always run alky based gas, since, with no probs. Later, CA
banned MTBE and made 10% alky mandatory. No problems and haven't had
any since. Now I see they want to go to 15%. That's the corn lobby!!
....one of the single biggest ag lobbies in the US. Who could be
against it? Oh!!.... couldn't be the oil industry.

Regardless, if Brazil can run on 100% alky, we can run on 10-15% alky.
Any crap to the contrary is jes that. Pure political bullshit!

If you ppl are suffering from small engine failure after letting the
motor lie fallow with a carb/tank full of gas for 10 mos cuz yer too
damn lazy to drain the damn thing, it's because it's a piece of junk,
not cuz of alky gas.

BTW, my mom's 1991 Toyota pickup sat fer 2 yrs with alky gas in its
tank. Started right up and ran w/o probs to the nearest gas station.
This is real life story, not some bogus article put out by
who-knows-who behind some word processor who can't even change the oil
in their car. What crap!! It's all bullshit!!

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notbob

Yer mom drives a pickup? LOL!
I drive the pickup. My mom has alzheimers, the reason the truck
sat for 2 yrs. Got any more stupid remarks?
You'll never admit it but I'm guessing your bread is buttered by the
ethanol industry.
Because yer a dolt, you guess wrong.

I despise the corn industry in this country, but only cuz of how it
operates, forcing its way into our lives, food, etc, via payoffs to
dirtbag politicians. But, don't let that point distract you. The
subject is whether or not alcohol is detrimental to an internal
combustion engine. Seems pretty damn strange to me that all these
mfrs suddently claim alcohol is the grim reaper of everything
mechanical, when in fact alky has been around fer decades and whole
countries flourish on it. Are you so stupid as to be duped by the
press and bend-you-over pass-the-buck companies?

Whatever. You morons can continue this stupid argument, if you so
desire. I've never had a single problem with alky gas in a real world
situation and all yer sniveling and whining is not gonna convince me a
problem I've NEVER experienced currently exists. One nice thing about
this thread, it gives me a heads up on all the companies to avoid
doing business with in the future.

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