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Does anyone here use Trufuel? It sounds good, a little more expensive than gas additives maybe but not having to mix anything might be worth it.

 

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I do. It’s expensive, and I’m sure there’s a cheaper way to get to the same result if you go to a place that sells the ethanol free stuff, but for my limited purposes it works and is easy. If you buy it from HD in bulk the price ends up being just a little more reasonable
 

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I use it as well - being on a tiny parcel of land it allows me to run a weedwacker and other gas tools without having to worry about it going bad. Everything always starts right up as well.
 

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I do for my string trimmer and blower since they were new. For the little they get used every week I don’t go through much fuel and I don’t have to worry about stabilizers or fuel going bad.
 

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I use it in all of my small engines, chainsaws, trimmers, leaf blower. It is expensive but worth every penny especially when you consider how little you actually use in those tiny engines. I have SOOOO much less hassle trying to start these things when running trufuel. It is available in 4 stroke and 2 stroke so no more mixing oil. I highly recommend it.

Now for my larger (yet small) engines like generators, log splitter, ATV's I still use pump super unleaded and stabil. Just because for those applications and resulting fuel consumption it could become prohibitively expensive.
 

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I use it because I so infrequently use my 2S stuff. If I used them more often I would go back to buying non e10 fuel at the marina and mixing my own.
 

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Trufuel is crazy expensive. I get e free fuel from an airport for about $5 a gallon. I use it in all of my small engines except for the mowers.
 
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I’ve been using it for the last couple years. Things run better and I’ve had zero carburetor issues since making the switch. Its worth it to me one less gas can in the shed.
 

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I use ethanol free gas in all my small engines from the weedwhacker to my ATV and scooter.
It doesn't go bad and I never have to use Sta-Bil in it.
I get it at the pumps up in Central and Northern NH.
There's another thread on this subject here:

 

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I go up to Winchester New Hampshire, there is a Sunoco at the corner of 78,10 & 119. 92 Octane Ethanol Free - taking the drive tomorrow to restock and get some for my father in law so he can run his snowblower without issue.
 

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I was a bit surprised to hear how many people do use this. I agree on the proce but for the amount I would use and the longevity of my lawnmower/snow blower it's probably a worthwhile expense.
 

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I use it in my blower and weed whacker and chain saw it is great no messing around mixing and adding stabilizer. If I had to use two cycle fuel in a real business it might be cost prohibitive but for a home owner it is great
 

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I use the Sunoco 110 octane from the local Sunoco station. No ethanol. It is leaded so I buy it primarily for my '65 Dodge Coronet, but works good in my ATV's and 2 cycle stuff. 5 gallons for 65 bucks..

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I use the Sunoco 110 octane from the local Sunoco station. No ethanol. It is leaded so I buy it primarily for my '65 Dodge Coronet, but works good in my ATV's and 2 cycle stuff. 5 gallons for 65 bucks..

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That stuff is so expensive that Nascar doesn't even use it anymore.
 

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I run my stuff out of gas then I put true fuel in the tanks for storing. Too expensive to run year round. I also use 4 cycle true fuel in the lawn mower and generator. Generator tank is full of regular gas with stable. But I shut the fuel and suck out of the can get the true fuel in the carb.
 
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Trufuel is crazy expensive. I get e free fuel from an airport for about $5 a gallon. I use it in all of my small engines except for the mowers.
I do the same thing. I go to my local airport and get 100LL aviation fuel. Why don't you use it in your mowers?

I priced out trufuel and it came out to like $20/gallon. the airport at $5/gallon is a bargain. I throw some Startron stabilizer in there and keep about 30 gallons on hand. stuff starts right up after sitting for 6 months.
 

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I keep a quart of 40:1 for emergencies, but I buy ethanol-free premium at a local station for far cheaper. If that wasn't available right here in town, I'd go to the local airport for 100LL.
 
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I use it all the time in my 2-stroke motors (chainsaw, leaf blower, trimmer) but only use it for off season storage in my mower, snow blower, and generator. Stabilized pump gas for the 4-strokes while in season.
 

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I use it for chainsaw, weed whaker and leaf blower. Works great with zero hassle.
 

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I’ve used tru fuel. Vp fuels and Sunoco optum. All good stuff. However I use way to much fe to use it all the time. So here is what I do.
I buy fresh pump gas 93/94 octane in the amount I need for the next two weeks (about 2 gallons) I then use that in my small engines ( adding 2 cycle oil if needed). When done for the weekend,fuel is drained back into a container.
I then add a small amount of (tru fuel etc) to equipment,run for a min or two to flush lines and carbs then let my stuff sit. I’ve come back two years later for some equipment and it starts right up!
 
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Keep one around for emergency's.
First big snow of the year is supposed to show up tomorrow. I'm sure I will loose some big branches.
I have no idea how much fuel/oil I have mixed right now but I know I have a can of trufuel as backup for my chainsaw.
 

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I do the same thing. I go to my local airport and get 100LL aviation fuel. Why don't you use it in your mowers?

I priced out trufuel and it came out to like $20/gallon. the airport at $5/gallon is a bargain. I throw some Startron stabilizer in there and keep about 30 gallons on hand. stuff starts right up after sitting for 6 months.
Because I hate my mowers. That, and they see regular use throughout the year. The fuel never sits for long in them. Unlike my saws, generator, or log splitter.

Which reminds me, I need to run the splitter dry tomorrow and put some e free fuel in it. I had loaned it to someone and they were running it on pump gas.
 

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Expensive per gallon? Yes. Do I use a lot of fuel a year? No. A can of pre-mix for the whacker, a gallon or 2 of no-mix for the snowblower and 3-4 for the boat. About $100. $12 worth of gas so I’m ‘wasting’ $88 but am I really?
 

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I use it for my weedwacker and blower. I don’t need a lot so the price is ok. Before that I would mix up a batch and then have a gas left over in a container that is then no good the next time I need to do something. I now have 4-5 gas cans with premixed old gas sitting around.
 
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