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Pre-mixed 50:1 fuel

Stihl MotoMix fuel review

When our chainsaw first started having trouble I thought it might be an ethanol problem.

Dumping out the questionable fuel and adding a small amount of MotoMix helped me to quickly rule out an issue with the fuel.

Pre-mixed 2 cycle fuel is a sure fire way to know you don't have ethanol that's attracted water to your tank. It's also a good idea to leave a little bit of this stuff in the system to prevent rust that might happen over the winter storage months.



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Does that price tag say $8.75 for a quart of fuel mixture? Pretty expensive troubleshooting!
Comment by David From Alabama Wed Dec 25 18:02:41 2013
Wow! Great idea, I didn't realize pre-mix was available, thanks for the tip.
Comment by Zimmy Wed Dec 25 18:23:59 2013





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