The Walden Effect: Homesteading Year 5. Farming, simple living, permaculture, and invention.

Homestead Blog


Homesteading Tags

Recent Comments

Blog Archive

User Pages


About Us

Submission guidelines


Stihl FS-90R trimmer update

using the Stihl weedeater again this year

The Stihl FS-90R trimmer/weedeater begins its third year today and still starts on the first or second pull.

I've always put ethanol free gas in it and have made sure it's bone dry for winter storage.

Want to be notified when new comments are posted on this page? Click on the RSS button after you add a comment to subscribe to the comment feed, or simply check the box beside "email replies to me" while writing your comment.

although the power of an ethanol fuel is less that that off gas, most octain boosters are just that, pure ethanol. It is 100% ok to place a 17-30 and maybe a 50-50 mix in your engine without issues, you just have to continue to add the oil mix in 2 cycle engines.

"Check out my Survivalist Blog at the Clever Survivalist and read daily Survival Guide content."

Comment by Clever Survivalist Blog Survival Guide Tue Apr 23 18:43:24 2013
I love my Stihl. Expensive, but well worth the money considering it starts every year without fail and runs for hours without over heating.
Comment by Aaron Fri Apr 26 06:47:37 2013
I haven't noticed any problems with ethanol in my chainsaw or trimmer. Still starts on the first pull.
Comment by Eric in Japan Sun Apr 28 09:13:44 2013

One very unique homestead, $1,500 per acre, the opportunity of a lifetime