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E10 fuel and chainsaws?

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1 hour ago, Rhyanna96 said:

Anyone know if the new fuel will effect the way chainsaws run?

Probably, particularly if saw not used daily/weekly.  We won't be using E10 in any of our machines instead will continue to use E5 super grade type fuel in machines used regularly and ethanol free fuel in machines used infrequently.

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Carburettor may need to be adjusted however the new E10 fuel works with most power tools 😅.. I thought I was having a blonde moment. 

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I'd always use the premium grade fuel or Aspen equivalent before so no difference as it's only the standard that's changing for now. 

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Just been to petrol station now and the super unleaded is covered up! And only normal unleaded there.... and still says e5 for now... I presume they are selling last of their tank? People inside didn't know :(

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Ethanol attracts moisture and E10 will presumably do this more that E5, so if fuel left in a machine which is not used for a while it may be difficult to start or even may not start at all.

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If you're MTronic Stihl say it's fine up to 25% ethanol. Watch the storage time though, 30 days is more important or the ethanol will be absorbing water

I think my chipper will be a problem though so sticking to E5.

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Have had more problems with petrol driven machinary with carbs block in the last year then ever before so they may of been changing things before saying anything. 

Was told last month red diesel has 8% bio in now, but could of had old stuff with only 5% in. 

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1 hour ago, Vedhoggar said:

Ethanol attracts moisture and E10 will presumably do this more that E5, so if fuel left in a machine which is not used for a while it may be difficult to start or even may not start at all.

I see some people are deliberately adding 10% coloured water to the E10 and then syphoning off the 81.8% good fuel off the top, so the fact that it absorbs water which sits at the bottom of the tank until it's agitated only becomes a problem if it corrodes something or a globule fouls up the carb.

 

Only the fuel tanks breathe, the storage container shouldn't so water shouldn't get in until the machine is fuelled and left with it in unused.

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