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Pacrat
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reply to Dodge

Re: Ariens deluxe 28 snowblower stalling

Thanks for getting back to us. Can we then assume that your gasoline was the main problem? 93 octane may have been a bit of overkill, but I run 91 octane fuel in all my small gasoline engines: mower, trimmer, leaf blower, Cub Cadet, chain saw, and snow blower. (all... on the advice of my dealer, I might add). One thing I might add. I have switched from a 5-gallon storage can to a 2½-gallon can to force me to get fresh gas more often.

edited - I misspoke... I do, in fact use 89 octane, not 91. It's the middle grade around here. We have 87, 89, and 91! Sorry about that. Supposedly... it burns at a lower temperature, allowing the engine to run a little cooler. Not sure if that's the case or not. I just know I've been using 89 octane for a long time in my small engines without any issues. And since I only get a couple of gallons at a time, the price differential is fairly moot.
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Dodge
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It seems gas was the only problem. As far as octane rating, we only have 87, 89 and 93 octane around here, no 91. I think Sunoco is pushing a gimmiky 94 also.



Jack_in_VA
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reply to Pacrat

You do realize that octane rating is the rating given to gasoline that is formulated to keep high compression engines from pre-ignition. There is no other benefit as all grades have the same power by gallon.



Lurch77
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said by Jack_in_VA:

There is no other benefit as all grades have the same power by gallon.

Except around here where only the premium grade can be had with no ethanol. So despite not needing the octane level or liking the extra cost, it's what all my small engines get.


Jack_in_VA
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said by Lurch77:

said by Jack_in_VA:

There is no other benefit as all grades have the same power by gallon.

Except around here where only the premium grade can be had with no ethanol. So despite not needing the octane level or liking the extra cost, it's what all my small engines get.

Non-Ethanol is a completely different item. We can get it here but I don't know what the octane rating on it is. That's a non-issue for those of us who want the Ethanol free fuel. It's almost $6/gal the last I bought for my generator. I dump it in my S-10 truck after about 6 months and buy more.

I see people with Mustangs and Camaro's as well as all types of boats filling up at the pump.


Cho Baka
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said by Jack_in_VA:

Non-Ethanol is a completely different item.

said by shell :

Shell V-Power premium gasoline in Canada does not contain ethanol.

»www.shell.ca/en/products-service···wer.html
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Jack_in_VA
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said by Cho Baka:

said by Jack_in_VA:

Non-Ethanol is a completely different item.

said by shell :

Shell V-Power premium gasoline in Canada does not contain ethanol.

»www.shell.ca/en/products-service···wer.html

All Shell V-Power Gas in Virginia has 10 percent Ethanol. That's the brand at my quickstop I use.