stuff that makes gas last longer

Huw Powell audi at
Tue Apr 7 19:00:39 PDT 2009

Basically where I was headed with that is that carbs are much more 
forgiving (and self-cleaning?) of crappy fuel.

And, yeah, don't you want your pull-start mower to "start" for a decade 
or two with minimal issues?  It's not like it has ABS or GPS or air bags.

Cody Forbes wrote:
> I think mowers don't mind so much thanks to being designed with KISS in 
> mind. I noticed just yesterday while checking the manual for oil 
> capacity that Briggs recomends a RON+MON/2 of 70 or higher. 70!! No 
> wonder they only get 18hp out of 700cc's.
> -Cody
> Sent from my iPod
> On Apr 7, 2009, at 7:05 PM, Huw Powell <audi at> wrote:
>> It "preserves" it.  Modern gasoline has a very short shelf life and gums
>> up the works - it actually smells awful once it goes "bad".
>> A year or two ago I was trying to use my chainsaw, nothing doing at all.
>>  Dumped the gas and added fresh, fired right up.
>> It's a lot harder on FI systems, my mower doesn't seem to care (or have
>> my trucks), and unless the lead "substitute" also stabilizes, my '57
>> loader doesn't care either.
>> Max Hoepli wrote:
>>> What does fuel stabilizer do?
>>> Max
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